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By Dean Mathiowetz

ISBN-10: 0271048506

ISBN-13: 9780271048505

ISBN-10: 0271048514

ISBN-13: 9780271048512

It has develop into a average assumption in glossy political debate that white and rural operating- and middle-class voters within the usa who've been rallied by way of Republicans within the “culture wars” to vote Republican were vote casting “against their interests.” yet what, precisely, are those “interests” that those citizens are meant to were vote casting opposed to? It finds much in regards to the function of the suggestion of curiosity in political debate this present day to achieve that those “interests” are taken without any consideration to be the narrowly self-regarding, essentially financial “interests” of the person. Exposing and contesting this view of pursuits, Dean Mathiowetz reveals within the language of curiosity an already powerful critique of neoliberal political, theoretical, and methodological imperatives—and exhibits how any such critique has lengthy been energetic within the term’s wealthy historical past. via an leading edge ancient research of the language of curiosity, Mathiowetz indicates that appeals to curiosity are constantly politically contestable claims approximately “who” a person is—and a provocation to motion on behalf of that “who.” Appeals to Interest exposes the theoretical and political bills of our frequent denial of this significant function of interest-talk within the structure of political identification, in political conception and social technology alike.

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