Regulating aversion tolerance in the age of identity and empire wendy brown on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers tolerance is generally regarded as an unqualified achievement of the modern west emerging in early modern europe to defuse violent religious conflict and reduce persecution. Regulating aversion is a remarkable and remarkably rigorous contribution to the considerable literature on tolerance and the limits of the tolerable anyone wanting to think seriously about multiculturalism cosmopolitanism and democratic pluralism in our time must read it talal asad cuny graduate center. Regulating aversion tolerance in the age of identity and empire and regulation lurk at the heart of tolerance to tolerate is not to affirm but to conditionally allow what is unwanted or deviant and the los angeles museum of tolerance brown traces the operation of tolerance in contemporary struggles over identity citizenship and . Regulating aversion is an intelligent and insightful but ultimately frustrating critique of tolerance discourse in western liberalism brown lays bare the hypocrisies of tolerance as well as its troubling ties to empire and violence. Wendy browns latest book regulating aversion tolerance in the age of identity and empire offers a probing account of the ways that discourses of tolerance function within networks of power as a mode of foucauldian governmentality brown associates a wide range of figures including george w bush jimmy carter samuel huntington susan okin michael ignatieff bernard lewis and seyla
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