• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522862263
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522862287
  • PUBLISHED:15/Jun/2012
  • IMPRINT:MUP Academic
  • SUBJECT:Sociology & anthropology

Responsibility

Ghassan Hage, Robyn Eckersley

  • Paperback $59.99
  • E-Book $16.99

The concept of responsibility permeates social life. While it has many meanings, they often centre around questions of practical and moral accountability, culpability and liability. One can learn a great deal about a social formation by looking at the way the meanings of responsibility are deployed within it, the way they vary from one social space to another, and the way they are often at the centre of a political struggle over how we define and apportion blame. The essays in this book do more than examine such processes. Each in its own way also invites the readerto push existing assumptions about what individual, political, ecological and corporate responsibility entails.

About the authors

Ghassan Hage is Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory at the University of Melbourne. He has written extensively on the comparative anthropology of nationalism, racism and multiculturalism. His most well-known works are White Nation (2000) and Against Paranoid Nationalism (2003). Responsibility is the third collection edited by Ghassan with MUP. It follows Waiting (2009) and Force, Movement, Intensity (2011).

Robyn Eckersley is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. She has published widely in the fields of global environmental politics, political theory and international relations, with a special focus on climate change. Her most recent book is Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power (2012, co-authored).

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    • Of all the scientific works that have influenced the social sciences and humanities, none has matched the profound effect of the work of Isaac Newton. In his 1687 masterpiece Principia Mathematica he laid the foundation of classical mechanics in his discoveries of the laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation. He reoriented human understan... Read more...

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    • Waiting
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    • In this rich and insightful collection of essays, leading anthropologist Ghassan Hage brings together academics across political science, philosophy, anthropology and sociology for an examination into the experience of waiting. What is it to wait? What do we wait for? And how is waiting connected to the social worlds in which we live?From Beckett's ... Read more...

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    • Arab-Australians Today
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    • Arab people first came to Australia in the late nineteenth century. Today more than half a million Australians claim some form of Arab ancestry.They are a diverse group, both socially and economically. New South Wales, for example, appointed Australia's first Lebanese Governor, while at the same time it was labelling groups of economically deprived ... Read more...

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    • Alter-Politics
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    • This book is a contribution to a long history of critical writing against an increasingly destructive global order marked by an excessive instrumentalisation, exploitation and degradation of the human and non-human environment, and ridden with unacceptable, but also, importantly, avoidable, forms of inequality, injustice and marginalisation.Alter-Po... Read more...

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