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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Simon Glendinning.

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 144 pages.

Derrida: A Very Short Introduction explores both the difficulty and significance of the work of Derrida. It explains the theory of deconstruction, presenting Derrida's...

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Politics and justice

in Derrida

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 6899 words.

According to ‘Politics and justice’, the essay ‘Force of Law’, marks a political turn in Derrida's work, with deconstruction expressed in ‘newly politicized language’. With this new turn in...

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Modern sex

Gary Gutting.

in Foucault

March 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 2938 words.

Foucault was as unwilling to accept an identity based on his sexuality as he was from any other area of his life. His interest was, as always, an academic one. He was interested in gay...

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Madness

Gary Gutting.

in Foucault

March 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy. 3239 words.

Foucault worked with the mad. He felt outrage towards a perception of madness that admits no meaningful alternatives to standards of normality, one which rejects any beliefs of behaviour...

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