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Introduction: desire for the political in the aftermath of the Cold War

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In this introduction, we reflect on the proliferation of an amorphous desire for the political in the post–Cold War era. The desire for the political, we argue, is shaped by two sets of tensions: the desire to criticize power via forms of action conventionally characterized as “politics,” but without a clear analysis of how power is organized or exercised; and the desire to overcome the present in the name of an alternative (better) future, but without a clear sense of the form that f...

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Peer reviewed

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10.3167/fcl.2018.800101

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Berghahn Journals Publisher's website
Journal:
Focaal Journal website
Volume:
2018
Issue:
80
Pages:
1-15
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2016-01-28
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EISSN:
1558-5263
ISSN:
0920-1297
Source identifiers:
835604
Language:
English
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uuid:395ed9e4-62e4-4b6d-a36d-5dda49601bf1
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pubs:835604
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2019-07-01

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