The Resource American dionysia : violence, tragedy, and democratic politics, Steven Johnston, University of Utah

American dionysia : violence, tragedy, and democratic politics, Steven Johnston, University of Utah

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American dionysia : violence, tragedy, and democratic politics
Title
American dionysia
Title remainder
violence, tragedy, and democratic politics
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnston, University of Utah
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Violence and tragedy riddle democracy- not due to fatal shortcomings or unnecessary failures, but because of its very design and success. To articulate this troubling claim, Steven Johnston explores the cruelty of democratic founding, the brutal use democracies make of citizens and animals during wartime, the ambiguous consequences of legislative action expressive of majority rule, and militant practices of citizenship required to deal with democracy's enemies. Democracy must take responsibility for its success: to rule in denial of violence merely replicates it. Johnston thus calls for the development of a tragic democratic politics and proposes institutional and civic responses to democracy's reign, including the reinvention of tragic festivals and holidays, a new breed of public memorials, and mandatory congressional reparations sessions. Theorizing the violent puzzle of democracy, Johnston addresses classic and contemporary political theory, films, little known monuments, the subversive music of Bruce Springsteen, and the potential of democratic violence by the people themselves"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, Steven
Dewey number
303.6/60973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN 90 .V5 J65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political violence
  • War and society
  • Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • Democracy
  • Political violence
  • War and society
  • United States
Label
American dionysia : violence, tragedy, and democratic politics, Steven Johnston, University of Utah
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 283-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: antinomies of democracy; 1. American dionysia; 2. Democracy at war with itself: citizens; 3. Democracy at war with itself: animals; 4. Forcing democracy to be free: Rousseau to Springsteen; 5. Two cheers for democratic violence; 6. New tragic democratic traditions; 7. Conclusion: democracy's tragic affirmations
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781107496675
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014047367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899229489
  • (OCoLC)ocn899229489
Label
American dionysia : violence, tragedy, and democratic politics, Steven Johnston, University of Utah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 283-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: antinomies of democracy; 1. American dionysia; 2. Democracy at war with itself: citizens; 3. Democracy at war with itself: animals; 4. Forcing democracy to be free: Rousseau to Springsteen; 5. Two cheers for democratic violence; 6. New tragic democratic traditions; 7. Conclusion: democracy's tragic affirmations
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781107496675
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014047367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899229489
  • (OCoLC)ocn899229489

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