‘Spaces of Freedom’: Materiality, Mediation and Direct Political Participation in the Work of Arendt and Sartre

Title:
‘Spaces of Freedom’: Materiality, Mediation and Direct Political Participation in the Work of Arendt and Sartre
Authors:
Kruks, Sonia
Abstract:
In the light of a renewed interest today in forms of direct political participation, this paper explores the contributions of Sartre and Arendt to defending direct political action as an intrinsically valuable form of human freedom. Both thinkers note, however, that such forms of action and the ‘spaces of freedom’ in which they become possible are always fleeting and transitory. The paper argues that Sartre's account of the ways in which human action is always mediated and alienated by materiality is important in accounting for this phenomenon.
Citation:
Kruks, Sonia. 2006. "‘Spaces of Freedom’: Materiality, Mediation and Direct Political Participation in the Work of Arendt and Sartre." Contemporary Political Theory 5(4): 469-491.
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
DATE ISSUED:
2006-11
Department:
Politics
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1057/palgrave.cpt.9300279
Additional Links:
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/doifinder/10.1057/palgrave.cpt.9300279
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/605886

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dc.contributor.authorKruks, Soniaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T13:31:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T13:31:14Zen
dc.date.issued2006-11en
dc.identifier.citationKruks, Sonia. 2006. "‘Spaces of Freedom’: Materiality, Mediation and Direct Political Participation in the Work of Arendt and Sartre." Contemporary Political Theory 5(4): 469-491.en
dc.identifier.issn1470-8914en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/605886en
dc.description.abstractIn the light of a renewed interest today in forms of direct political participation, this paper explores the contributions of Sartre and Arendt to defending direct political action as an intrinsically valuable form of human freedom. Both thinkers note, however, that such forms of action and the ‘spaces of freedom’ in which they become possible are always fleeting and transitory. The paper argues that Sartre's account of the ways in which human action is always mediated and alienated by materiality is important in accounting for this phenomenon.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/palgrave.cpt.9300279en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.palgrave-journals.com/doifinder/10.1057/palgrave.cpt.9300279en
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.title‘Spaces of Freedom’: Materiality, Mediation and Direct Political Participation in the Work of Arendt and Sartreen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalContemporary Political Theoryen
dc.subject.keywordFreedomen_US
dc.subject.keywordParticipationen_US
dc.subject.keywordMaterialityen_US
dc.identifier.volume5en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.startpage469en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Contemporary Political Theoryen
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