The Resource The attack of the blob : Hannah Arendt's concept of the social, Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

The attack of the blob : Hannah Arendt's concept of the social, Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

Label
The attack of the blob : Hannah Arendt's concept of the social
Title
The attack of the blob
Title remainder
Hannah Arendt's concept of the social
Statement of responsibility
Hanna Fenichel Pitkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most brilliant political theorists of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt intended her work to liberate and empower, to restore our capacity for concerted political action, to convince us that the power to improve our flawed arrangements is in our hands. At the same time, Arendt developed a metaphor of "the social" as an alien, all-consuming monster appearing as if from outer space to gobble up human freedom; she blamed it - not us - for our public paralysis and depoliticization. How can we understand her vision of the social that seems to conflict with her most important teaching? The Attack of the Blob is an imaginative and elegantly written study in which Hanna Pitkin seeks to resolve this paradox by tracing Arendt's notion of "the social" from her earliest writings to The Human Condition and beyond. Interpreting each work in its historical and personal context, Pitkin develops an answer that considers language and rhetoric, psychology and gender, authority, abstraction, and even the nature of political theory itself
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitkin, Hanna Fenichel
Index
index present
LC call number
JC251.A74
LC item number
P57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • Political science
  • Idées politiques
  • Political and social views
  • Political science
  • Sociabiliteit (sociale wetenschappen)
  • Individu en samenleving
  • Politieke filosofie
  • Philosophie politique
Label
The attack of the blob : Hannah Arendt's concept of the social, Hanna Fenichel Pitkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of the blob -- Jewish assimilation: the pariah and the parvenu -- Biographical interlude: philosophy, love, exile -- The refugee as parvenu and the conscious pariah -- The birth of the blob -- Writing The human condition -- Absent authorities: Tocqueville and Marx -- Abstraction, authority, and gender -- The social in The human condition -- Excising the blob -- Why the blob? -- Rethinking "the social."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780226669915
Lccn
98013333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38520086
  • (OCoLC)ocm38520086
Label
The attack of the blob : Hannah Arendt's concept of the social, Hanna Fenichel Pitkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of the blob -- Jewish assimilation: the pariah and the parvenu -- Biographical interlude: philosophy, love, exile -- The refugee as parvenu and the conscious pariah -- The birth of the blob -- Writing The human condition -- Absent authorities: Tocqueville and Marx -- Abstraction, authority, and gender -- The social in The human condition -- Excising the blob -- Why the blob? -- Rethinking "the social."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780226669915
Lccn
98013333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38520086
  • (OCoLC)ocm38520086

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