Theatre number Event: Three Studies on the Relationship Between Sovereignty, Power Truth

By: Soumyabrata Choudhury

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Theatre, Number, Event: Three Studies on the Relationship between Sovereignty, Power and Truth is a book at the crossroads of Continental Philosophy, European History and Cultural Studies. It offers a new set of formalizations of the relation(s) between sovereignty, power and truth. To do this it invents three conceptual fictions- theatre, number and event. “Theatre” stands for the physical assembly wherein sovereign exercise of power and the performative transformation of a multitude into a congregational subject of sovereignty are articulated together. “Number” is an index of multiplicity which differentiates countable sets of people from swarms that populate history while escaping the measure of count-as-one. “Event” raises the stakes of these formalizations by asking the following question: is it possible to think beyond the axiomatic, immemorial truth of sovereignty, to think of new and contingent truths, of new immemorials…? Printed Pages: 310.

Title: Theatre number Event: Three Studies on the Relationship Between Sovereignty, Power Truth

Author Name: Soumyabrata Choudhury

Categories: India, Art & Culture,

Publisher: Shimla, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: 2013

ISBN: 9789382396024

Seller ID: 901304

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