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The politics of responsible sovereigns

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  • How might one read a collection of transcriptions—such as The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1—that exemplifies how to read other texts deconstructively? In the spirit of Derrida’s text, a response to this question remains radically undecided; however, it certainly does not imply the absence of exegesis through the course of a particular reading. On the contrary, the event of a reading fixes itself out of specific interpretative horizons and traces of past understandings. In what follows, my exegesis is contoured by past readings that have engaged diverse phenomenological and existential perspectives declining commonsense invitations to relay fixed, singular meanings that align with the purportedly real meanings and/or intentions of the author. Following a partial suspension of that familiar angle, I propose an epoche of sorts. Provoked by Derrida’s text, I shall reorder words into new assemblies that appear on the following pages, and that surface from my situated readings of Derrida’s deconstructive renderings of other writings.

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    2012
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    Article (Published)
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3M03ZB90
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    Attribution 4.0 International
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    • Pavlich, G. (2012). The politics of responsible sovereigns. Societies, 2(4), 332-344. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/soc2040332
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/soc2040332