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Burdens of political responsibility : narrative and the cultivation of responsiveness / Jade Larissa Schiff, Oberlin College.

By: Schiff, Jade Larissa.
Call number: JA79 S31684 2014 Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: xv, 211 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107041622 (hardback) ; 9781107614284 (paperback)Subject(s): Responsibility -- Political aspects | Responsibility -- Social aspects | Globalization -- Political aspects | Globalization -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 172
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The problem of responsiveness; 2. Thoughtlessness; 3. Bad faith; 4. Misrecognition; 5. Mimesis and responsiveness; 6. Ambivalent confessions; Conclusion: toward a politics of responsiveness.
Summary: "How can human beings acknowledge and experience the burdens of political responsibility? Why are we tempted to flee them, and how might we come to affirm them? J. L. Schiff calls this experience of responsibility "the cultivation of responsiveness." In Burdens of Political Responsibility: Narrative, Ontology, Responsiveness, she identifies three dispositions that inhibit responsiveness - thoughtlessness, bad faith, and misrecognition - and turns to storytelling in its manifold forms as a practice that might facilitate and frustrate it. Through critical engagements with an unusual cast of characters (from Bourdieu to Sartre) hailing from a variety of disciplines (political theory, phenomenology, sociology, and literary criticism), she argues that how we represent our world and ourselves in the stories we share, and how we receive those stories, can facilitate and frustrate the cultivation of responsiveness"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-205) and index.

Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The problem of responsiveness; 2. Thoughtlessness; 3. Bad faith; 4. Misrecognition; 5. Mimesis and responsiveness; 6. Ambivalent confessions; Conclusion: toward a politics of responsiveness.

"How can human beings acknowledge and experience the burdens of political responsibility? Why are we tempted to flee them, and how might we come to affirm them? J. L. Schiff calls this experience of responsibility "the cultivation of responsiveness." In Burdens of Political Responsibility: Narrative, Ontology, Responsiveness, she identifies three dispositions that inhibit responsiveness - thoughtlessness, bad faith, and misrecognition - and turns to storytelling in its manifold forms as a practice that might facilitate and frustrate it. Through critical engagements with an unusual cast of characters (from Bourdieu to Sartre) hailing from a variety of disciplines (political theory, phenomenology, sociology, and literary criticism), she argues that how we represent our world and ourselves in the stories we share, and how we receive those stories, can facilitate and frustrate the cultivation of responsiveness"-- Provided by publisher.

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