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By Mario Feit

Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, loss of life, and Citizenship proceeds from the outstanding parallels among instantly and homosexual rivals of same-sex marriage. With their apocalyptic rhetoric they inadvertently aspect to an often missed, existential size of democratic citizenship. Democratic Anxieties argues that we needs to be aware of the existential value of democratic citizenship, simply because another way we prove with frightened democracy-a democracy that can't totally embody pluralism, specifically whilst the connections among intercourse, dying, and citizenship are at stake. This publication pursues a much less nervous belief of democratic citizenship in chapters on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hannah Arendt, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Feit unearths how Rousseau diminishes democratic citizenship via linking it to existential comfort through sexual replica. He translates Arendt as a queer theorist, simply because she rejects the heteronormative pursuit of reproductive immortality. but, the desire for immortality persists inside of Arendt's belief of political motion, which delimits its democratic power. Feit argues that Nietzsche resists either Rousseau's political idealization of heterosexuality and Arendt's frightened substitute. Calling for an confirmation of loss of life, Nietzsche, creatively reimagines sexual in addition to cultural replica, that's, pluralizes democratic citizenship. The ensuing, extra existentially acutely aware democratic politics not just contributes to lesbian and homosexual equality, yet is additionally serious in a post-September eleven world.

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