Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen, by Lisa Wedeen. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, xv + pages. Notes to p. Lisa Wedeen’s ambitious and illuminating Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power and Performance in Yemen provides a wealth of expert observations and analysis. Peripheral Visions has 46 ratings and 3 reviews. Hamza said: I honestly Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen Lisa Wedeen.
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Book titles OR Journal titles. Wedeen refuses to bend facts to fit theory, but rather hones in on contradictions between the two in an effort to increase understanding of the dynamics at play. Published October 1st by University of Visionz Press.
wwedeen I know I won’t be reading this one again. Paperbackpages. Wedeen follows an interpretivist approach and uses a mixture of methods, enabling an expansive discussion that is not confined by artificial conceptual boundaries.
Billionaires and Stealth Politics Benjamin I. It is this combination that makes it not only a compelling piece of scholarship, but also a profoundly useful course reading vlsions those curious students. Enisha rated it did not like it Apr 11, Wedeen argues that such gatherings, during which lengthy discussions of pertinent local and national issues take place, represent democratic acts, but of a kind ignored by minimalist understandings of democracy that equate it to the existence of contested elections, regardless of the democratic or other nature of the broader environment.
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A central problem of democratic development worldwide is how democratic publics are created, invoked, elicited, and measured, and much of the literature on this democratic development follows Habermas in privileging 18th- and 19th-century Europe as the breeding ground for these publics. Now return the book to the library so that I can read it!
Yemenis, for example, regularly gather to chew qat, a leafy drug similar to caffeine, as they engage in wide-ranging and sometimes influential public discussions of even the most divisive political and social issues.
Daniel Mahoney rated it it was amazing Oct 31, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. Superinteresting work of a cultural anthropologist about the difference between legitimatie power in the eyes of a government, and legitimacy in the eyes of its people.
Wedeen goes on to show that through seeking to project an image of power in this way, the state increased expectations among the population, which began to demand that this newly visible entity provide them with services. Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago specializing in comparative politics, the Middle East, political theory, and feminist theory. QAT chews as public spheres.
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University of Chicago Press Amazon. Books by Lisa Wedeen. Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen. Her work on the Middle East includes Ambiguities of Domination, an ethnographic study of the culture of the spectacle in Syria under Hafez al-Assad. She also explains how symptoms of state failure, as identified by outside observers, can be alternatively interpreted as a successful adaptation to circumstances by the regime. In addition to its academic value, the book also has relevance for a broader audience.
Yemen had a badculminating in a claim of responsibility by the Yemen-based al-Qaeda franchise oeripheral the failed Christmas Pwripheral terrorist attack above Detroit. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Her work on the Middl Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago specializing in comparative politics, the Middle East, political theory, and feminist theory.
Jodie rated it it was amazing Mar 12, I am interested in exposing the democratic deficits that the electoral definition conceals. Petipheral lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The Gateway to the Pacific Meredith Oda. No trivia or quizzes yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Nov 16, Hamza rated it liked it Shelves: Lusa addition to writing and teaching, Wedeen sits on the Editorial Collective of Public Culture, an interdisciplinary journal of transnational cultural studies.
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Thanks for sharing this review, Andy. I like to think I’m fairly intelligent, but I think this book was just not quite what I expected it to be. The government of Yemen, unified sinceremains largely incapable of controlling violence or providing goods and services to its population, but the regime continues to endure despite its fragility and peripheral location in the global political and economic order.
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Paul rated it really liked it Feb 04, Pedro dos Santos rated it liked it Nov 19, The government of Yemen, unified sinceremains largely incapable of controlling violence or providing goods and services to its population, but the regime continues to endure despite its fragility and peripheral location in the global political and economic order. Irsyad Rafsadie rated weeen really liked it Oct wedeeh, Overall, probably worth a read for anyone who is into this kind of subject AND wants to find out more about pre-“Arab Spring” Yemen.
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