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Regulating Aversion : Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire.

Author: Wendy Brown
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Brown, Wendy.
Regulating Aversion : Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire.
Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Brown
ISBN: 0691126542 9780691126548 0691136211 9780691136219 9781400827473 1400827477
OCLC Number: 995257429
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; 1 Tolerance as a Discourse of Depoliticization; 2 Tolerance as a Discourse of Power; 3 Tolerance as Supplement The "Jewish Question" and the "Woman Question"; 4 Tolerance as Governmentality Faltering Universalism, State Legitimacy, and State Violence; 5 Tolerance as Museum Object The Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance; 6 Subjects of Tolerance Why We Are Civilized and They Are the Barbarians; 7 Tolerance as/in Civilizational Discourse; Notes; Index.

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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 troubling undercurrents. Dislike, disapproval, and regulation lurk at the heart of tolerance. To tolerate is not to affirm but to conditionally allow what is unwanted o.

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