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    'A brutal blow against the democratic normality': unlearning the epistemology of the political.Jim Jose - 2017 - Social Identities 23 (6).
    The objective of this paper is to rethink our understanding of ‘the political’ through an examination of two novels by José Saramago, _Blindness_ and _Seeing_. Both novels tackle directly a central, if not the central, signature metaphor of Western political thought, namely that of ‘seeing the light’. This metaphor takes many forms and recurs throughout the tradition of Western political philosophy as a source, legitimiser, and validator of knowing, and perhaps even a guarantor of knowledge. In particular, this metaphor has (...)
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    Reoccupying the political: transforming political science.Jim Jose & Sara C. Motta - 2017 - Social Identities 23 (6).
    The papers gathered in this collection emerged from a symposium concerned with the question of the political as subject, practice and epistemology. In part, the symposium evolved from a recognition of the political struggles across the globe that are reoccupying the political. Examples of these re-occupations include Occupy in the USA, los Indignados in Spain and the Movimento sem Terra in Brazil. Occupations of rural and urban space are creating new forms of politics and political practices involving new temporalities and (...)
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