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The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology
The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology (May 2008)
Marginalized Peoples and the Problem of Knowledge
Clayton W. Dumont Jr. - Author

A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.

In this fresh look at the serious challenges posed to sociology by poststructuralist philosophy, Clayton W. Dumont Jr. maintains that disempowered, marginalized peoples have much to gain from a poststructuralist interrogation of sociology’s philosophical and theological presuppositions. He argues that debates among American sociologists in the...(Read More)
 
 
Religion without Belief
Religion without Belief (November 2007)
Contemporary Allegory and the Search for Postmodern Faith
Jeanne Ellen Petrolle - Author

Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.

In our present cultural moment, when God is supposed to be dead and metaphysical speculation unfashionable, why does postmodern fiction—in a variety of genres—make such frequent use of the ancient rhetorical form of allegory? In Religion without Belief, Jean Ellen Petrolle argues that contrary to popular understandings o...(Read More)
 
 
Ellipsis
Ellipsis (July 2007)
Of Poetry and the Experience of Language after Heidegger, Holderlin, and Blanchot
William S. Allen - Author

Examines poetic language in the work of Heidegger, Hölderlin, and Blanchot.

What is the nature of poetic language when its experience involves an encounter with finitude; with failure, loss, and absence? For Martin Heidegger this experience is central to any thinking that would seek to articulate the meaning of being, but for Friedrich Hölderlin and Maurice Blanchot it is a mark of the tragic and unanswera...(Read More)
 
 
This Is a Picture and Not the World
This Is a Picture and Not the World (February 2007)
Movies and a Post-9/11 America
Joseph Natoli - Author

Uses satirical parodies of screenplays and political blogs to reveal the cracks in our post-9/11 American psyche.

In This Is a Picture and Not the World, Joseph Natoli employs the lingua franca of film itself—screenplay dialogue—as well as the more recent form of the political blog to present a hyperreal account of popular film as both a creator and a reflector of our post-9/11 mass psyche. Drawin...(Read More)
 
 
Kurt Vonnegut's Crusade; or, How a Postmodern Harlequin Preached a New Kind of Humanism
Kurt Vonnegut's Crusade; or, How a Postmodern Harlequin Preached a New Kind of Humanism (February 2006)
Todd F. Davis - Author


Explores the moral and philosophical underpinnings of Vonnegut’s work.

“I’ve worried some about why write books when presidents and senators and generals do not read them, and the university experience taught me a very good reason: you catch people before they become generals and senators and presidents, and you poison their minds with humanity. Encourage them to make a bette...(Read More)
 
 
Deconstructing Sport History
Deconstructing Sport History (November 2005)
A Postmodern Analysis
Murray G. Phillips - Editor
Alun Munslow - Foreword by

Presents a broad spectrum of critical approaches that question traditional sport history.

This groundbreaking collection challenges the accepted principles and practices of sport history and encourages sport historians to be more adventurous in their representations of the sporting past in the present. Encompassing a wide range of critical approaches, leading international sport historians reflect on theory, practice...(Read More)
 
 
The French Connection in Criminology
The French Connection in Criminology (February 2005)
Rediscovering Crime, Law, and Social Change
Bruce A. Arrigo - Author
Dragan Milovanovic - Author
Robert Carl Schehr - Author

2005 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Brings the insights of postmodernism to the concerns of criminology and includes examples of how social theory can function in the real-world realm of criminal law.

This is the first comprehensive, accessible, and integrative overview of postmodernism's contribu...(Read More)
 
 
TechnoLogics
TechnoLogics (December 2004)
Ghosts, the Incalculable, and the Suspension of Animation
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren - Author

Uses literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis to explore the emerging logic of the posthuman.

Adding to the growing field of posthuman or cyborg studies, TechnoLogics explores how our position in the technologized world reorders, in the most radical ways imaginable, our basic experience of the lines governing literary, philosophical, and cultural production. The ancient dream of immortality is now becoming re...(Read More)
 
 
What We Want Is Free
What We Want Is Free (December 2004)
Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art
Ted Purves - Editor

Examines the way recent artists have incorporated concepts of generosity into their work.

Through a variety of lenses, this book examines contemporary artists' use of the "gift"—the distribution of goods and services—as a medium for artistic production. Featuring a detailed survey of over fifty artists' projects from fifteen countries, What We Want Is Free explores how these artists use their ...(Read More)
 
 
Musing the Mosaic
Musing the Mosaic (May 2003)
Approaches to Ronald Sukenick
Matthew Roberson - Editor

Examines Sukenick's role in reshaping the American literary tradition.

In Musing the Mosaic prominent critics of postmodern and contemporary fiction and culture discuss the fictional and theoretical works of Ronald Sukenick, one of the most important American writers to emerge from the late 1960s. Sukenick has been a prolific participant in reshaping the American literary tradition for two generations and playe...(Read More)
 
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