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Lessons in Secular Criticism
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For Gourgouris, secular criticism is a form of political being, critical, anti-foundational, disobedient, anarchic, yet not negative for negation's sake, but creative of new forms of collective reflection, interrogation, and action, which alter not only the current terrain of dominant politics but the very self-conceptualization of what it means to be human. Written in free and combative style, as was the demand of the Sydney Library Lectures to "think out loud," and given both to close readings of texts and examinations of the broad horizon, these essays cover a range of issues, historical and philosophical, archaic and contemporary, literary and political that ultimately converge on the significance of contemporary radical politics - the assembly movements we have seen in various parts of the world in the last couple of years. The secular imagination demands a radical pedagogy and a great deal of unlearning established thought patterns. Its most important dimension is not battling religion per se, but dismantling theological politics of sovereignty in favor of creating radical conditions for social autonomy.
Lessons in Secular Criticism by Stathis Gourgouris was published by Fordham University Press in September 2013. The ISBN for Lessons in Secular Criticism is 9780823253791.
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Details for Lessons in Secular Criticism
|Author / Artist||Stathis Gourgouris|
|Publisher||Fordham University Press (September 2013)|
|Number of Pages||216|
|Page last updated||19th January 2018|