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The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Irving Goh


This book proposes a theory of the reject, a more adequate figure than the subject for thinking friendship, love, community, democracy, the postsecular, and the posthuman. Through close readings of Nancy, Deleuze, Derrida, Cixous, Clément, Bataille, Balibar, Rancière, and Badiou, it shows how the reject has always been nascent in contemporary French thought. The recent turn to animals and bare life, as well as the rise of the Occupy movement, also present a special urgency to think the reject today. Thinking the reject most importantly helps to advance our commitment to affirm others without a ... More

Keywords: Reject, Subject, Friendship, Community, Politics, Postsecular, Posthuman, French Thought, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262687
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irving Goh, author
Cornell University