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Regulating aversion : tolerance in the age of identity and empire

Author: Wendy Brown
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, [2008] ©2006
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"Tolerance is generally regarded as an unqualified achievement of the modern West. Emerging in early modern Europe to defuse violent religious conflict and reduce persecution, tolerance today is hailed as a key to decreasing conflict across a wide range of other dividing lines-- cultural, racial, ethnic, and sexual. But, as political theorist Wendy Brown argues in Regulating Aversion, tolerance also has dark and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Wendy, 1955-
Regulating aversion.
Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Brown
ISBN: 9781400827473 1400827477 9780691136219 0691136211 1282086804 9781282086807
OCLC Number: 369291725
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 268 pages)
Contents: Tolerance as a discourse of depoliticization --
Tolerance as a discourse of power --
Tolerance as supplement: the "Jewish question" and the "woman question" --
Tolerance as governmentality: faltering universalism, state legitimacy, and state violence --
Tolerance as museum object: the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance --
Subjects of tolerance: why we are civilized and they are the barbarians --
Tolerance as/in civilizational discourse.
Responsibility: Wendy Brown.


Examining the operation of tolerance in contexts as different as the War on Terror, campaigns for gay rights, and the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance, this book traces the operation of tolerance in  Read more...


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