Item description for Reinventing Community: Identity and Difference in Late Twentieth-Century Philosophy and Literature in French (Legenda) (Legenda) by Jane Hiddleston...
During recent years critics have increasingly expressed their loss of faith in existing cultural and political collective frameworks, drawing attention instead to irreducible singularity and to radical incommensurability between diverse positions or groups. Hiddleston analyses and challenges this trend, bringing together political, theoretical and literary analysis and juxtaposing the works of critical theorists such as Derrida, Lyotard and Nancy with literature by writers of North African immigrant origin. She presents a critique of those writers who underline the absence of communal identification, proposes a new emphasis on relational networks interconnecting diverse cultural groups, and argues for a more subtle understanding of the complex interplay of the singular and the collective in contemporary French writing.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2005
ISBN 1904713025 ISBN13 9781904713029
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More About Jane Hiddleston
Jane Hiddleston is a lecturer in French at the University of Oxford and fellow of Exeter College. Her books include "Assia Djebar: Out of Africa" and "Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality", both published by Liverpool University Press.
Jane Hiddleston has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford.