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Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition
Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition (January 2013)
Psychology in the Service of Life
Andy Fisher - Author
David Abram - Foreword by

Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Personal in its style yet radical in its vision, Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition offers an original introduction to ecopsychology—an emerging field that ties the human mind to the natural world. In order for ecopsychology to be a force for social change, Andy Fisher insists it must become a more ...(Read More)
 
 
The Idolatry of the Actual
The Idolatry of the Actual (September 2011)
Habermas, Socialization, and the Possibility of Autonomy
David A. Borman - Author

Reinvigorates Jürgen Habermas’s early critical theory.

The first close study of Jürgen Habermas’s theory of socialization, a central but infrequently discussed component of his defense of deliberative democracy, The Idolatry of the Actual charts its increasingly uneasy relationship with the later development of Habermas’s social theory. In particular, David A. Borman argues tha...(Read More)
 
 
Representing Segregation
Representing Segregation (April 2010)
Toward an Aesthetics of Living Jim Crow, and Other Forms of Racial Division
Brian Norman - Editor
Piper Kendrix Williams - Editor
Joycelyn Moody - Foreword by

Examines racial segregation in literature and the cultural legacy of the Jim Crow era.

As a touchstone issue in American history, segregation has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of most ethnic groups in the United States. Primarily associated with the Jim Crow South and the court cases Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and Brown v. Board of Education (1954), segregation comprises a diverse se...(Read More)

 
 
The American Optic
The American Optic (September 2009)
Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory, and Richard Wright
Mikko Tuhkanen - Author

Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.

The American Optic charts new territory in the relationship of psychoanalysis to critical race studies. Focusing on the work of Richard Wright and Jacques Lacan, it explore the political and ethical implications of psychoanalysis for African American and other diasporic African cult...(Read More)
 
 
Africa Writes Back to Self
Africa Writes Back to Self (July 2009)
Metafiction, Gender, Sexuality
Evan M. Mwangi - Author

Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.

The profound effects of colonialism and its legacies on African cultures have led postcolonial scholars of recent African literature to characterize contemporary African novels as, first and foremost, responses to colonial domination by the West. In Africa Writes Back to S...(Read More)

 
 
A World of Fragile Things
A World of Fragile Things (July 2009)
Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living
Mari Ruti - Author

Psychoanalytic perspective on what Western philosophers from Socrates to Foucault have called “the art of living.”

How are our lives meaningful? What is the relationship of loss to creativity? How can we best engage and overcome our suffering? From Socrates to Foucault, Western philosophers have sought to define “the art of living”—the complex craft of human existence that elicits our ...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Political Philosophy of Race
Toward a Political Philosophy of Race (March 2009)
Falguni A. Sheth - Author

Examines how liberal society enables racism and other forms of discrimination.

Timely, controversial, and incisive, Toward a Political Philosophy of Race looks uncompromisingly at how a liberal society enables racism and other forms of discrimination. Drawing on the examples of the internment of U.S. citizens and residents of Japanese descent, of Muslim men and women in the contemporary United States, and o...(Read More)
 
 
Herman Melville and the American Calling
Herman Melville and the American Calling (August 2008)
The Fiction after Moby-Dick, 1851-1857
William V. Spanos - Author

Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U.S.-led global “war on terror.”

Oriented by the new Americanist perspective, this book constitutes a rereading of Herman Melville’s most prominent fiction after Moby-Dick. In contrast to prior readings of this fiction, William V. Spanos’s interpretation takes ...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Ricoeur
Reading Ricoeur (July 2008)
David M. Kaplan - Editor

Introduces readers to the work of Paul Ricoeur, one of the twentieth century’s leading philosophers.

In Reading Ricoeur, fourteen well-known scholars interpret, evaluate, and criticize the works of Paul Ricoeur, one of the twentieth century’s most important and far-reaching philosophers. The contributors discuss Ricoeur’s entire philosophical career: from his existentialist-phenomenology of t...(Read More)
 
 
The Future of Invention
The Future of Invention (April 2008)
Rhetoric, Postmodernism, and the Problem of Change
John Muckelbauer - Author

Examines the concept of rhetorical invention from an affirmative, nondialectical perspective.

The Future of Invention links classical rhetorical practices of invention with the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida and proposes that some of the most crucial implications of postmodern theory have gone largely unattended. Drawing on such classical rhetorical concepts as doxa, i...(Read More)
 
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