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Anthropology of the Name
Author: Sylvain Lazarus

ISBN: 9780857422309
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 16 September 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.54

The Anthropology of the Name-written almost twenty years ago but never translated into English, and updated here with a new preface by the author-works out a groundbreaking theory of the social function of political categorizations, exploring in the anthropological field what Alain Badiou and Jean-Claude Milner analysed, respectively, in the fields of philosophy, linguistics and psychoanalytic theory.

Sylvain Lazarus calls the site of the book an 'enthusiastic site': enthusiastic about the fact that a new conception can be opposed to the end of the political and intellectual referents of the great period that extends from the Russian Revolution to today-a period that the author divides into different sequences. The enthusiasm is also about the invention of the 'sequentiality' of politics and of 'saturation' (a method of investigating past politics as intellectualities of politics); and it is about the problematic of 'historical modes of politics', which identifies the politics that has taken place or that is taking place as rare and sequential, that is to say, as existing for a lap...

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