Parvikko - Responsibility of the Pariah

Nimeke: Responsibility of the Pariah: The Impact of Bernard Lazare on Arendt's Conception of Political Action and Judgement in Extreme Situations

Tekijä: Tuija Parvikko

ISBN: 951-34-0795-0

Julkaisija: University of Jyväskylä

Julkaistu: 1996



Tuija Parvikko adds significantly to the (often controversial) understanding of Hannah Arendt and deals at the same time with the question of political and personal responsibility, different forms and situations of the socially and politically excluded pariah, anti-Semitism, the destruotion of European Jewry, the supposed innocence of victims, genocide, xenophobia, and other questions of the utmost historical as well as current political significance. Tuija Parvikko s book is an exciting joumey through a lot of important issues in historical and contemporary politics and the notion of the political.
- Dr. Klaus Sondermann, University of Tampere

Tuija Parvikko's study deals with the textual archeology and history of Hannah Arendt's conception of pariahdom. It shows that Arendt's impact on political theory is not restricted to the theorization of political action in the public realm under "normal" circumstances but that her considerations of pariahdom constitute an important source for theorizing the political in extreme situations.

Tuija Parvikko is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Cover art by Pekka Mikkola