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Of Death and Dominion

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Of Death and Dominion

The Existential Foundations of Governance

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Of Death and Dominion by Mohammed A Bamyeh
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Death is the opposite not of life, but of power. And as such, Mohammed Bamyeh argues in this original work, death has had a great and largely unexplored impact on the thinking of governance throughout history, right down to our day. In "Of Death and Dominion", Bamyeh pursues the idea that a deep concern with death is, in fact, the basis of the ideological foundations of all political systems. Concentrating on four types of political systems - polis, empire, theocracy, and modern mass society systems - Bamyeh shows how each follows a specific strategy designed to pit power against the equalizing specter of death. Each of these strategies - consolation, expansion, preparation, and repression - produces a certain style of political behavior, as well as particular psychic traumas. In making his argument, Bamyeh revisits a wide range of empirical and theoretical discussions in existentialist philosophy, psychoanalysis, comparative historical sociology, literary studies, and anthropology. By demonstrating how schemes of power are by definition also schemes for defying death - despite their claims to the contrary - his book encourages us to think of a new style of politics, one oriented toward life.

Author Biography

Mohammed A. Bamyeh is the Hubert H. Humphrey Professor of International Studies at Macalester College. He is the author of The Ends of Globalization and The Social Origins of Islam: Mind, Economy, Discourse and the editor of Palestine America.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2007
Contributor
General editor Gary Saul Morson
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Northwestern University Press
Pages
160
Dimensions
152x229x12
ISBN-13
9780810124417
Product ID
1832538

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