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Re-Thinking Ressentiment: On the Limits of Criticism and the Limits of its Critics

Jeanne Riou, Mary Gallagher

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BRAND NEW, Re-Thinking Ressentiment: On the Limits of Criticism and the Limits of its Critics, Jeanne Riou, Mary Gallagher, The charge of "Ressentiment" can in today's world less from traditionally conservative quarters than from the neo-positivist discourses of particular forms of liberalism be used to undermine the argumentative credibility of political opponents, dissidents and those who call for greater "justice". The essays in this volume draw on the broad spectrum of cultural discourse on "Ressentiment", both in historical and contemporary contexts. Starting with its conceptual genesis, the essays also show contemporary nuances of "Ressentiment" as well as its influence on aesthetic and literary discourse in the 20th century. Bookseller Inventory # B9783837621280

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The charge of "Ressentiment" can in today's world -- less from traditionally conservative quarters than from the neo-positivist discourses of particular forms of liberalism -- be used to undermine the argumentative credibility of political opponents, dissidents and those who call for greater "justice". The essays in this volume draw on the broad spectrum of cultural discourse on "Ressentiment", both in historical and contemporary contexts. Starting with its conceptual genesis, the essays also show contemporary nuances of "Ressentiment" as well as its influence on aesthetic and literary discourse in the 20th century.

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Jeanne Riou lectures in German Studies at University College Dublin. Her research interests include Continental, especially German Philosophy, Intellectual History and German Literature of the Modernist and Romantic periods. Mary Gallagher lectures in French and Francophone Studies at University College Dublin. Her research interests include post-colonial and migrant writing in French and the poet(h)ics of globalization.

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