[PDF] Performative Contradiction and the Romanian Revolution by Jolan Bogdan | Perlego
Get access to over 600,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Start free trial
Join perlego now to get access to over 600,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 600,000 books
Performative Contradiction and the Romanian Revolution
Performative Contradiction and the Romanian Revolution

Performative Contradiction and the Romanian Revolution

Jolan Bogdan
Start free trial
shareBook
Share book
pages
218 pages
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly)

Performative Contradiction and the Romanian Revolution

Jolan Bogdan
Book details
Table of contents

About This Book

The Romanian Revolution of 1989 ended 42 years of Communist rule. It was the bloodiest revolution in a Warsaw Pact country, culminating in the overthrow and execution of Nicolae Ceau?escu. However, there was no major democratic reform and power remained in the hands of key figures from the old regime. This has led many theorists to question the authenticity of the entire revolution. Performative Contradiction and the Romanian Revolution focuses-in on the circumstances which led to these accusations. It argues that the notion of an authentic revolution, as a conceptual paradigm, is neither a sufficient, appropriate, nor useful tool for an analysis of the events in Romania. Engaging with the work of theorists including Stieglar, Agamben, Baudrillard, Badiou, Spinoza and Derrida it argues that performative contradiction is a more useful theoretical model for exploring this event. Applying the concept to specific cases within the revolution, the book demonstrates the power of performative contradiction as an analytic tool.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield International
Year
2017
ISBN
9781783488742
Topic
Philosophy
Subtopic
Analytic Philosophy
Edition
1

Table of contents