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Mads Qvortrup

latterday feminists. As Nancy Hirschman has written, ‘since feminist political theory began as a subfield … that famous sexist Jean-Jacques Rousseau has been the political theorist that feminists love to hate’. Nancy Hirschman, ‘Rousseau’s Republican Romance’, review article, Political Theory, vol. 30, no. 1 (2000), 164. A new approach by feminists is contained in Elizabeth Rose Wingrove’s Rousseau’s Republican Romance. Wingrove reads Rousseau metaphorically, arguing that Rousseau’s ‘republicanism consists in proper performance of masculinity and femininity’. She goes on

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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An epilogue
Saurabh Dube

subaltern and palpable difference. It follows that these representations do not announce the romance of resistant identities and the seductions of the autonomous subject, split apart from power. Rather, figures of critical difference and subaltern community appear here as inhabiting the interstices of power, intimating its terms and insinuating its limits – already inherent, always

in Subjects of modernity
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

Rama , La ciudad letrada ( Hanover, NH : Ediciones del Norte , 1984 ); Doris Sommer , Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 1991 ); Julio Ramos , Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina

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Mads Qvortrup

find the necessities and satisfaction of life that they don’t want to leave it’ (III: 904). For in addition to preventing luxury this system would also ensure that ‘the whole world lives and nobody enriches himself’ (904). It has been argued that all of Rousseau’s subsequent ideas were contained in On Political Economy. One might equally argue that all his mature thoughts reached their zenith in Projet du Corse, where he combined his Spartan romance for rural austerity, a concern for the poor, a realist understanding of international relations – and an understanding

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau