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Royal Remains The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty

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ISBN-10: 0226735362

ISBN-13: 9780226735368

Edition: 2011

Authors: Eric L. Santner

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"The king is dead. Long live the king!" In early modern Europe, the king's body was literally sovereignand the right to rule was immediately transferrable to the next monarch in line upon the king's death. In The Royal Remains,Eric L. Santner argues that the "carnal" dimension of thestructures and dynamics of sovereignty hasn't disappeared from politics. Instead, it migrated to a new locationthe life of the peoplewhere something royal continues to linger in the way we obsessively track and measure the vicissitudes of our flesh. Santner demonstrates the ways in which democratic societies have continued many of the rituals and practices associated with kingship in displaced, distorted, and…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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