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Deconstructing Derrida

Tasks for the New Humanities

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction The Humanities in Deconstruction

    • Michael A. Peters, Peter Pericles Trifonas
    Pages 1-10
  3. Right to Humanities: Of Faith and Responsibility

    • Denise Egéa-Kuehne
    Pages 37-52
  4. Higher Education and Everyday Life

    • Stanley Aronowitz
    Pages 104-117
  5. The Grammatology of the Future

    • Sung-Do Kim
    Pages 137-164
  6. Moving Devi

    • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
    Pages 165-204
  7. Ourselves as Another: Cosmopolitical Humanities

    • Peter Pericles Trifonas
    Pages 205-220
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 221-224

About this book

Responding to Jacques Derrida's vision for what a 'new' humanities should strive toward, Peter Trifonas and Michael Peters gather together in a single volume original essays by major scholars in the humanities today. Using Derrida's seven programmatic theses as a springboard, the contributors aim to reimagine, as Derrida did, the tasks for the new humanities in such areas as history of literature, history of democracy, history of profession, idea of sovereignty, and history of man. Deconstructing Derrida engages Jacques Derrida's polemic on the future of the humanities to come and expands on the notion of what us proper to the humanities in the current age of globalism and change.

Keywords

  • democracy
  • education
  • history of literature
  • idea
  • profession

Reviews

'...Trifonas and Peters are to be commended for putting together a vital collection that speaks directly to the crisis of the modern university in general and to the future of the humanities in particular. Deconstructing Derrida should be requried reading for all academics'. - Kevin A. Aho - The European Legacy

About the authors

PETER TRIFONAS is Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto in Canada.

MICHAEL PETERS is Research Professor of Education at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK and has a Personal Chair at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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eBook USD 44.99
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4039-8064-9
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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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