Neocitizenship: Political Culture after Democracy (Hardback)
  • Neocitizenship: Political Culture after Democracy (Hardback)
zoom

Neocitizenship: Political Culture after Democracy (Hardback)

(author)
£77.00
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 17/01/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

How political realities are formed when the government ceases to be a guarantor of rights and democracy

Neocitizenship explores how the constellation of political and economic forces of neoliberalism have assailed and arguably dismantled the institutions of modern democratic governance in the U.S. As overtly oligarchical structures of governance replace the operations of representative democracy, the book addresses the implications of this crisis for the practices and imaginaries of citizenship through the lens of popular culture. Rather than impugn the abject citizen-subject who embraces her degraded condition, Eva Cherniavsky asks what new or hybrid forms of civic agency emerge as popular sovereignty recedes.

Drawing on a range of political theories, Neocitizenship also suggests that theory is at a disadvantage in thinking the historical present, since its analytical categories are wrought in the very historical contexts whose dissolution we now seek to comprehend. Cherniavsky thus supplements theory with a focus on popular culture that explores the de-democratization for citizenship in more generative and undecided ways. Tracing the contours of neocitizenship in fiction through examples such as The White Boy Shuffle and Distraction, television shows like Battlestar Galactica, and in the design of American studies abroad, Neocitizenship aims to take the measure of a transformation in process, while evading the twin lures of optimism and regret.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9781479880911
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Mini Zoltar
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bob Ross by the Numbers
Added to basket
£7.99
Mixed media product
The Perils of Perception
Added to basket
FORTNITE Official: The Chronicle
Added to basket
Hello World
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Talking to Strangers
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Rick and Morty: Talking Pickle Rick
Added to basket
FORTNITE (Official) Loot Pack
Added to basket
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
Nervous States
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Baby Names 2020
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Everyday Magic
Added to basket
£6.99
Mixed media product
David and Goliath
Added to basket
Talking to Strangers
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.