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The French Revolution in Theory (Reinventing Critical Theory)

The French Revolution in Theory (Reinventing Critical Theory)

Current price: $120.00
Publication Date: March 4th, 2022
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN:
9781786616173
Pages:
246
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Description

It is time to re-examine the French Revolution as a political resource. The historiography has so far ignored the question of popular sovereignty and emancipation; instead the Revolution has been vilified as a matrix of totalitarianisms by the liberals and as an ethnocentric phenomenon by postcolonial studies. This book examines why.

About the Author

Sophie Wahnich is director of research in history and political science at the National Research Institute (Centre national de recherche scientifique, CNRS) and director of the IIAC in the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France. A specialist of the French Revolution trained in discourse analysis and political theory, Sophie Wahnich examines disruptive historical events and their consequences for the political, social, and emotional fabric of society.Owen Glyn-Williams is a PhD candidate and philosophy instructor at DePaul University. His research focuses on early modern philosophy and contemporary political thought.