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Common Ground Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism

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ISBN-10: 0745325319

ISBN-13: 9780745325316

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jeremy Gilbert

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Common Ground explores the philosophical relationship between collectivity, individuality, affect and agency in the neoliberal era. Jeremy Gilbert argues that individualism is forced upon us by neoliberal culture, fatally limiting our capacity to escape the current crisis of democratic politics.The book asks how forces and ideas opposed to neoliberal hegemony, and to the individualist tradition in Western thought, might serve to protect some idea of communality, and how far we must accept assumptions about the nature of individuality and collectivity which are the legacy of an elitist tradition. Along the way it examines different ideas and practices of collectivity, from conservative…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 11/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Jeremy Gilbert is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of East London, and co-author of Discographies: Dance Music, Culture and the Politics of Sound and Cultural Capitalism: Politics After New Labour