Democracy in the Political Present: A Queer-Feminist Theory

Lorey, Isabell


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Author: Lorey, Isabell
Publication date: 15/11/2022
Imprint: Verso
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781839767333

‘Presentist democracy is without a people and without nation. Rather than regimes of borders and migration, its borders are sexism and racism, homo- and transphobia, colonialism and extractivism.’

In the midst of the crises and threats to liberal democracy, Isabell Lorey develops a democracy in the present tense; one which breaks open political certainties and linear concepts of progress and growth. Her queer feminist political theory formulates a fundamental critique of masculinist concepts of the people, representation, institutions, and the multitude. In doing so, she unfolds an original concept of a presentist democracy based on care and interrelatedness, on the irreducibility of responsibilities-one which cannot be conceived of without social movements’ past struggles and current practices.

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