Revolt, she said

May ''68 in France expressed a fundamental version of freedom: not freedom to succeed, but freedom to revolt. Political revolutions ultimately betray revolt because they cease to question themselves. Revolt, as I understand it-psychic revolt, analytic revolt, artistic revolt-refers to a permanent state of questioning, of transformations, an endless probing of appearances. In this book, Julia Kristeva extends the definition of revolt beyond politics per se. Kristeva sees revolt as a state of permanent questioning and transformation, of change that characterizes psychic life and, in the best cases, art. For her, revolt is not simply about rejection and destruction-it is a necessary process of renewal and regeneration.

Genre
Non-Fiction
Topics
dialogue, protest, psychology
Author
Julia Kristeva
Author
Sylvère Lotringer
Publisher
Semiotext(e)
Format
Paperback
Original Language
French
ISBN
1584350156 (find on Amazon)

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