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Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and by Mario Feit PDF

By Mario Feit

Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, demise, and Citizenship proceeds from the marvelous parallels among immediately and homosexual competitors of same-sex marriage. With their apocalyptic rhetoric they inadvertently element to a regularly missed, existential size of democratic citizenship. Democratic Anxieties argues that we needs to be aware of the existential value of democratic citizenship, simply because in a different way we turn out with worried democracy-a democracy that can't totally embody pluralism, in particular whilst the connections among intercourse, dying, and citizenship are at stake. This ebook pursues a much less frightened perception of democratic citizenship in chapters on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hannah Arendt, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Feit unearths how Rousseau diminishes democratic citizenship by way of linking it to existential comfort through sexual copy. He translates Arendt as a queer theorist, simply because she rejects the heteronormative pursuit of reproductive immortality. but, the wish for immortality persists inside Arendt's belief of political motion, which delimits its democratic strength. Feit argues that Nietzsche resists either Rousseau's political idealization of heterosexuality and Arendt's nervous replacement. Calling for an confirmation of loss of life, Nietzsche, creatively reimagines sexual in addition to cultural replica, that's, pluralizes democratic citizenship. The ensuing, extra existentially conscious democratic politics not just contributes to lesbian and homosexual equality, yet is additionally severe in a post-September eleven world.

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