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The Common Growl: Toward a Poetics of Precarious Community

Thomas Claviez


No longer able to read community in terms colored by a romantic nostalgia for homogeneity, closeness and sameness, or the myth of rational choice, we nevertheless face an imperative to think the common. The prominent scholars assembled here come together to articulate community while thinking seriously about the tropes, myths, narratives, metaphors, conceits, and shared cultural texts on which any such articulation depends. The result is a major contribution to literary theory, postcolonialism, philosophy, political theory, and sociology.

Keywords: community, philosophy, poetics, political theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823270910
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Claviez, editor
University of Berne