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Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Brett Levinson


This book explores the possibilities for a genuinely radical critique of globalized culture and politics—at a time when intellectuals and non-intellectuals alike struggle to understand the configuration of the contemporary world. This book seeks to unsettle a naturalized and commonsensical assumption: that democracy and the economic market must be viewed as either united or at odds. Against both neoliberalists and cultural pluralists, the book argues that the state is not yielding to the market, but that the universe now turns on a “duopoly” between statist and global forms, one that generates ... More

Keywords: democracy, economic market, neoliberalists, cultural pluralists, state, market, duopoly, terrorism, human rights, biopolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780823223848
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823223848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brett Levinson, author
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University