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Friendship and the new politics: beyond community

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Friendship and the new politics : beyond community. / Nordin, Astrid Hanna Maria; Smith, Graham M.

In: Global Discourse, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2018, p. 615-632.

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Nordin, Astrid Hanna Maria ; Smith, Graham M. / Friendship and the new politics : beyond community. In: Global Discourse. 2018 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 615-632.

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abstract = "What role can friendship play in contemporary politics? This article answers this question by showing how friendship supplements one of the central tropes of modern European thought: community. It argues that both the recent phenomenon of populism and more traditional political practice rely on this trope. This results in a politics which focuses on identity and difference, inclusion and exclusion. Ultimately this form of politics seeks an immanence which is impossible to achieve. In contrast, friendship offers a new way of thinking about politics as it focuses on open-ended relations between persons based not on sameness, but otherness and difference. The article articulates five key features of this understanding of friendship: (1) that it is a relationship; (2) between self and other; (3) which exists between the friends; which is (4) extendable into a network but not a unity; and (5) it eschews all programmes or projects. In this way, friendship suggests not a project or a programme, but an ethos. This article concludes by claiming that friendship is the open-ended and ongoing encounter with the other, and its politics holds a shared space open for the potential that this encounter brings.",
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