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War and Social Theory

World, Value and Identity

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Neal Curtis
    Pages 1-22
  3. Neal Curtis
    Pages 23-44
  4. Neal Curtis
    Pages 45-66
  5. Neal Curtis
    Pages 67-88
  6. Neal Curtis
    Pages 89-110
  7. Neal Curtis
    Pages 111-132
  8. Neal Curtis
    Pages 133-155
  9. Neal Curtis
    Pages 156-178
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 179-210

About this book


The persistence of war as a feature of modern life is examined through issues of identity and difference, that is, the construction of 'self' and 'other' as individual or community. Key texts relating specifically to identity and war are addressed, including those by Nietzsche, Heiddeger, Marcuse, Freud, Lacan, Honneth, Bataille, Simmel, Elshtain, Ruddick, Schmitt, Delanda, Hardt and Negri, Baudrillard, Virilio, Beck and Joas. Its theoretical approach sets this study apart from the traditional political science and IR approaches to the subject and makes a significant contribution within this area of social theory, cultural studies and communication studies.


communication community Cultural Studies Honneth identity political science Simmel social theory

About the authors

NEAL CURTIS is Lecturer in Critical Theory and International Communication Studies at Nottingham University, UK. He is the author of Against Autonomy: Lyotard, Judgement and Action.

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