The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.
Make sense? The authorx is Judith Butler, a prolix queer professor at UC-Berkeley.
Confession. I own a B.A. and M.A in English from CSU-Fulllerton. I have no clue what they (preferred pronoun) is saying.
Books enjoyed in November. Five favorites with astericks.
Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy by Henry Kissinger*
Kissinger by Walter Isaacson
The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
Kissinger on Kissinger by Winston Lord and Henry Kissinger
The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink
Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer
The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy
Gone To Texas by Forrest Carter
The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales by Forrest Carter
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathon Haidt*
Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water by Kathleen Dean Moore*
The Father And The Son: My Father’s Journey into the Monastic Life by Matt Murray
The Pugilist At Rest: Stories by Thom Jones
Riverman: An American Odyssey by Ben McGrath*
The Enchanted Isles by Herman Melville
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Jaguars Ripped My Flesh by Tim Cahill
The Winners by Frederick Backman*
Return To Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
I Found This Funny by Judd Apatow
Fire Them All; God Will Know His Own. …Ditto government employment. Layer upon new layer of b.s. and bloat, all at your expense (assuming you pay taxes).