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Disputes on the Concept of People

A Contribution to De-construction of a De-construct

Author(s): Časlav D. Koprivica
Subject(s): Developing nations
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: people; nation, community; imagined community; E. Balibar; B. Anderson; Marxism; deconstruction

Summary/Abstract: In this paper we want to point out the limitations of the most important moments in the ruling (sceptical )notion of people/nation, where, at least when it comes to criticizing/ destruction of the term, converge outlook of Marxism, political liberalism, and postmodern/ de-constructivism. The main critical theses against, we hold, one-sided criticism towards the concept of people are placing an overemphasis on arbitrariness and the fact of being-constructed in it, and overlooking the peculiarities of the process of crystallization in the history of what was first a matter of sheer accidentallity. In dialogue with the disputed topoi in the perception of the people are at the same time indicated the guidelines to reflect this problem.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 13-34
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian