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    Presupposing Equality.Ella Myers - 2016 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (1):45-69.
    Rancière’s political thought is the object of growing fascination, particularly as a lens through which to interpret contemporary political protests, yet his conception of axiomatic equality remains unexamined. This article investigates Rancière’s account of equality as a ‘presupposition’, showing that an axiom of equality guides momentary acts of resistance, but also serves as a ‘necessary and sufficient condition’ of all societies, however hierarchical. Although this account holds some appeal, I argue that it restricts equality to two, not especially satisfying possibilities: (...)
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    Resisting Foucauldian Ethics: Associative Politics and the Limits of the Care of the Self.Ella Myers - 2008 - Contemporary Political Theory 7 (2):125-146.
    This paper examines one strand of the ‘turn to ethics’ in recent political theory by engaging with Michel Foucault's late work on ‘the care of the self.’ For contemporary thinkers interested in how democratic politics might be guided, informed, or vivified by particular ethical orientations, Foucault's inquiry into ancient ethics has proved intriguing. Might concentrated ‘work on the self’ contribute to efforts to resist and remake present-day power relations? This paper endeavors to raise doubts about the Foucauldian inspired view, which (...)
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    Beyond the Psychological Wage: Du Bois on White Dominion.Ella Myers - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (1):6-31.
    W.E.B. Du Bois’s reading of whiteness as a “public and psychological wage” is enormously influential. This essay examines another, lesser known facet of Du Bois’s account of racialized identity: his conceptualization of whiteness as dominion. In his 1920–1940 writings, “modern” whiteness appears as a proprietary orientation toward the planet in general and toward “darker peoples” in particular. This “title to the universe” is part of chattel slavery’s uneven afterlife, in which the historical fact of “propertized human life” endures as a (...)
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  4. Ewa Ziarek, An Ethics of Dissensus Reviewed By.Ella Myers - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (4):308-310.
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    Everyday Utopias: The Conceptual Life of Promising Spaces.Ella Myers - 2015 - Contemporary Political Theory 14 (2):e212.
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    Everyday Utopias: The Conceptual Life of Promising Spaces.Ella Myers - 2015 - Contemporary Political Theory 14 (2):e212-e215.
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    Review of Boudewijn de Bruin, Christopher F. Zurn (Eds.), New Waves in Political Philosophy[REVIEW]Ella Myers - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (8).
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    Evil’s Effects.Ella Myers - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (1):100-109.
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  9. Worldly Ethics: Democratic Politics and Care for the World.Ella Myers - 2013 - Duke University Press.
    What is the spirit that animates collective action? What is the ethos of democracy? _Worldly Ethics _offers a powerful and original response to these questions, arguing that associative democratic politics, in which citizens join together and struggle to shape shared conditions, requires a world-centered ethos. This distinctive ethos, Ella Myers shows, involves care for "worldly things," which are the common and contentious objects of concern around which democratic actors mobilize. In articulating the meaning of worldly ethics, she reveals the limits (...)
     
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