Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present

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  • Author(s): Geroulanos, Stefanos
  • Series:
    Cultural Memory in the Present
  • Publication Information:
    Stanford, California : Stanford University Press. 2017
  • Additional Information
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This book returns to a time and place when the concept of transparency was met with deep suspicion. It offers a panorama of postwar French thought where attempts to show the perils of transparency in politics, ethics, and knowledge led to major conceptual inventions, many of which we now take for granted. Between 1945 and 1985, academics, artists, revolutionaries, and state functionaries spoke of transparency in pejorative terms. Associating it with the prying eyes of totalitarian governments, they undertook a critical project against it—in education, policing, social psychology, economic policy, and the management of information. Focusing on Sartre, Lacan, Canguilhem, Lévi-Strauss, Leroi-Gourhan, Foucault, Derrida, and others, Transparency in Postwar France explores the work of ethicists, who proposed that individuals are transparent neither to each other nor to themselves, and philosophers, who clamored for new epistemological foundations. These decades saw the emergence of the colonial and phenomenological'other,'the transformation of ideas of normality, and the effort to overcome Enlightenment-era humanisms and violence in the name of freedom. These thinkers'innovations remain centerpieces for any resistance to contemporary illusions that tolerate or enable power and social coercion.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780804799744. 9781503604599. 9781503603417.
    • Accession Number:
      993254673
    • Accession Number:
      1549167
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    • ABNT:
      GEROULANOS, S. Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Geroulanos S. Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1549167&custid=s8280428. Accessed August 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Geroulanos, S. (2017). Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1549167&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Geroulanos, Stefanos. 2017. Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present. Cultural Memory in the Present. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1549167&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Geroulanos, S. (2017) Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press (Cultural Memory in the Present). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1549167&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 21 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Geroulanos, S 2017, Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present, Cultural Memory in the Present, Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, viewed 21 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Geroulanos, Stefanos. Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present. Stanford University Press, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1549167&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Geroulanos, Stefanos. Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present. Cultural Memory in the Present. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1549167&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Geroulanos S. Transparency in Postwar France : A Critical History of the Present [Internet]. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press; 2017 [cited 2019 Aug 21]. (Cultural Memory in the Present). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1549167&custid=s8280428