Love, Narratives, Politics: Encounters between Hannah Arendt and Rosa Luxemburg
Tamboukou, M. 2013. Love, Narratives, Politics: Encounters between Hannah Arendt and Rosa Luxemburg. Theory, Culture and Society. 30 (1), pp. 35-56.
In this article I explore relationships between love and politics by looking into Rosa Luxemburg’s letters to her lover and comrade Leo Jogiches. My discussion is framed within Hannah Arendt’s conceptualization of love as a manifestation of existence through the Augustinian journey of memory and as an existential force binding together the three faculties of the mind in her philosophical analysis: thinking, willing and judging. What I argue is that letters are crucial in enacting plurality and com- munication, and that Luxemburg’s letters to her lover and comrade intensify rather than obscure the force of the political in opening up radical futures.
|Keywords||Arendt; love; memory; politics; time|
|Journal||Theory, Culture and Society|
|Journal citation||30 (1), pp. 35-56|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/30/1/35|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||17 Mar 2014|
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