Deconstructing Zionism: A Critique of Political Metaphysics (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy)

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To open, to disassemble, to examine of what the assemblage is made. To think its conditions, its stakes, its possible or vanished meaning anew. That is what 'deconstruction' means. It arises from a real consideration, in the strongest sense, of the chosen object. Today, it is obviously necessary to make Zionism that object, among others-not only the word itself but also all the significations it carries. That is why one must salute the initiative behind this book. -- Jean-Luc Nancy, Professor Emeritus, Strasbourg, France This unique book includes perceptive analyses of Zionism by some of today's leading philosophers. A 'must read' for anyone seeking the theoretical tools to address the conflict in the Middle East and committed to global social justice. -- Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research For those of us who believe that the political and moral health of the global world depends on a just and fair solution to the problems that beset Palestine/Israel, this book is an illuminating contribution. These essays written by diverse and gifted hands explore the politics of nationhood and territorial coexistence from a plurality of philosophical, theological, and secular perspectives. The most interesting essays lead us towards the condition of the Middle East via a reflection on other political situations defined by proximity, ambivalence, and antagonism. This is an ambitious and engrossing volume. -- Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University, US [A] welcome addition to the critique of Zionism. -- Rumy Hasan, University of Sussex, UK E-International Relations As timely as one can get...Deconstructing Zionism serves as an important reminder that Zionism as such can never be simply deconstructed (indeed, the title of the volume is not Zionism Deconstructed), or its ideology set aside. Its appeal remains strong if not blinding. And as long as injustice for the Palestinians continues, Zionism will be there to justify the status quo, to deflect blame onto the other -whence the need for deconstructing it. -- Zahi Zalloua Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought in the Islamicate World A volume of eleven essays edited and introduced by a prominent Italian philosopher and public intellectual (Vattimo) and a polymathic young academic (Marder), Deconstructing Zionism is admirable for the revealing light through which it re-reads a phenomenon that, as the book's title aptly suggests, exemplifies the seemingly inextricability of politics from metaphysics - Zionism. -- Andrew M. Wender, JD, PhD, University of Victoria Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online

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This volume in the Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy series provides a political and philosophical critique of Zionism. While other nationalisms seem to have adapted to twenty-first century realities and shifting notions of state and nation, Zionism has largely remained tethered to a nineteenth century mentality, including the glorification of the state as the only means of expressing the spirit of the people. These essays, contributed by eminent international thinkers including Slavoj Zizek, Luce Irigaray, Judith Butler, Gianni Vattimo, Walter Mignolo, Marc Ellis, and others, deconstruct the political-metaphysical myths that are the framework for the existence of Israel. Collectively, they offer a multifaceted critique of the metaphysical, theological, and onto-political grounds of the Zionist project and the economic, geopolitical, and cultural outcomes of these foundations. A significant contribution to the debates surrounding the state of Israel today, this groundbreaking work will appeal to anyone interested in political theory, philosophy, Jewish thought, and the Middle East conflict.

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Gianni Vattimo
Verlag: Bloomsbury Academic Jan 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 1441105948 ISBN 13: 9781441105943
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Academic Jan 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 228x151x20 mm. Neuware - This Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy volume offers a critique of the foundations of the Zionist project and its culmination in the state of Israel. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781441105943

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