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Figures of Speech

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003827/00001

Material Information

Title: Figures of Speech Democracy, Deliberation and the Political Subject
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Padilla, Nikki M.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Dialogue
Self
Politics
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This investigation is an attempt to reconcile the modem multiple and dynamic political subject with the leveling force of liberal universalism. Through an examination of three proposed models of political public speech, I explore the connections between identity and democratic dialogue. The deliberative, discursive and agonal perspective each reveal an understanding of the interplay of public citizen and public self in the preservation of a just and functioning democracy. These three models are explored through the works of each of their major theorists, John Rawls, Jtirgen Habermas and Hannah Arendt respectively. I follow each theorist separately and explore how their varying conceptions of political subjectivity orders and reveals their vision of a just and functional society. In the end, I propose a mesh of discursive, and agonal space to meet the needs of modem political subjectivity. The discursive approach understands subjectivity as something communicatively produced and created. The agonal approach, while advocating a more static approach, views difference as integral to political action. It also allows individuals the ability to perfomatively enact and affIrm their identity within the public sphere. This non-atomistic, communicative, and plural understanding of the political subject is thereby able to recognize and reconcile the homogenizing effects of liberal universalism.
Statement of Responsibility: by Nikki M. Padilla
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Keith

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 P1
System ID: NCFE003827:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003827/00001

Material Information

Title: Figures of Speech Democracy, Deliberation and the Political Subject
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Padilla, Nikki M.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Dialogue
Self
Politics
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This investigation is an attempt to reconcile the modem multiple and dynamic political subject with the leveling force of liberal universalism. Through an examination of three proposed models of political public speech, I explore the connections between identity and democratic dialogue. The deliberative, discursive and agonal perspective each reveal an understanding of the interplay of public citizen and public self in the preservation of a just and functioning democracy. These three models are explored through the works of each of their major theorists, John Rawls, Jtirgen Habermas and Hannah Arendt respectively. I follow each theorist separately and explore how their varying conceptions of political subjectivity orders and reveals their vision of a just and functional society. In the end, I propose a mesh of discursive, and agonal space to meet the needs of modem political subjectivity. The discursive approach understands subjectivity as something communicatively produced and created. The agonal approach, while advocating a more static approach, views difference as integral to political action. It also allows individuals the ability to perfomatively enact and affIrm their identity within the public sphere. This non-atomistic, communicative, and plural understanding of the political subject is thereby able to recognize and reconcile the homogenizing effects of liberal universalism.
Statement of Responsibility: by Nikki M. Padilla
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Keith

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 P1
System ID: NCFE003827:00001

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