Vocations of Political Theory

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Jason A. Frank, John Tambornino
U of Minnesota Press - 336 pages
Content Description pt. 1. Invoking political theory. Political theory : from vocation to invocation / Sheldon S. Wolin -- pt. 2. Theorizing loss. Specters and angels at the end of history / Wendy Brown -- The politics of nostalgia and theories of loss / J. Peter Euben -- pt. 3. Thinking in time. Can theorists make time for belief? / Russell Arben Fox -- The history of political thought as a vocation : a pragmatist defense / David Paul Mandell -- pt. 4. The politics of ordinary life. Political theory for losers / Thomas L. Dumm -- Feminism's flight from the ordinary / Linda M.B. Zerilli -- pt. 5. Political knowledge. Conceptions of science in political theory : a tale of cloaks and daggers / Mark B. Brown -- Political theory as a provocation : an ethos of political theory / Lon Troyer -- Gramsci, organic intellectuals, and cultural studies : lessons for political theorists? / Shane Gunster -- pt. 6. Practicing political theory. Reading the body : hobbes, body politics, and the task of political theory / Samantha Frost -- Work, shame, and the chain gang : the new civic education / Jill Locke -- The nobility of democracy / William E. Connolly.
 

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Contents

Political Theory From Vacation to Invocation
3
Specters and Angels at the End of History
25
The Politics of Nostalgia and Theories of Loss
59
Can Theorists Make Time for Belief?
93
The History of Political Thought as a Vocation A Pragmatist Defense
118
Political Theory for Losers
145
Feminisms Flight from the Ordinary
166
Conceptions of Science in Political Theory A Tale of Cloaks and Daggers
189
Political Theory as a Provocation An Ethos of Political Theory
212
Gramsci Organic Intellectuals and Cultural Studies Lessons for Political Theorists
238
Reading the Body Hobbes Body Politics and the Vocation of Political Theory
263
Work Shame and the Chain Gang The New Civic Education
284
The Nobility of Democracy
305
Contributors
327
Index
331
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