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Memory's Orbit
Memory's Orbit (March 2003)
Film and Culture 1999-2000
Joseph Natoli - Author

Memoir meets cultural criticism in this examination of American popular culture at the end of the century.

Mixing memoir and cultural criticism, Memory's Orbit examines the intersections between a wide range of films and current events, finding its theme and orbiting narrative structure in the personal stories we live within and their relationship to the social and cultural order. Joseph Natoli covers such film...(Read More)
 
 
Relocating Agency
Relocating Agency (March 2003)
Modernity and African Letters
Olakunle George - Author

Winner CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title

A postmodernist metacritical look at theories of African literature.

Combining a sustained critical engagement of Anglo-American theory with focused close-readings of major African writers, this book performs a long-overdue cross-fertilization of ideas among poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and African literature. The autho...(Read More)
 
 
The Sunday of the Negative
The Sunday of the Negative (January 2003)
Reading Bataille Reading Hegel
Christopher M. Gemerchak - Author

A comprehensive philosophical introduction to the thought of Georges Bataille.

Although often considered an esoteric figure occupying the dark fringes of twentieth-century thought, Georges Bataille was a pivotal precursor to a generation of poststructuralist and postmodern thinkers—including Baudrillard, Derrida, Foucault, Lacan, and Lyotard. The Sunday of the Negative provides the most extensive English-l...(Read More)
 
 
Shirley Jackson's American Gothic
Shirley Jackson's American Gothic (January 2003)
Darryl Hattenhauer - Author

Argues that Jackson's anticipation of postmodernism ranks her among the most significant writers of her time.

Best known for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson produced a body of work that is more varied and complex than critics have realized. In fact, as Darryl Hattenhauer argues here, Jackson was one of the few writers to anticipate the trans...(Read More)
 
 
High Culture
High Culture (December 2002)
Reflections on Addiction and Modernity
Anna Alexander - Editor
Mark S. Roberts - Editor

Addresses the place of addiction in modern art, literature, philosophy, and psychology, including its effects on the works of such thinkers and writers as Heidegger, Nietzsche, DeQuincey, Breton, and Burroughs.

This is the first comprehensive text to address addiction and its multiple effects on and extensions into art, literature, philosophy, and psychology. Most research into addiction has taken place within the dis...(Read More)
 
 
Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity
Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity (October 2002)
Margaret A. McLaren - Author

Argues that Foucault's work employs a conception of subjectivity that is well-suited for feminist theory and politics.

Addressing central questions in the debate about Foucault's usefulness for politics, including his rejection of universal norms, his conception of power and power-knowledge, his seemingly contradictory position on subjectivity and his resistance to using identity as a political category, McL...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodern Public Policy
Postmodern Public Policy (August 2002)
Hugh T. Miller - Author

Confronts the challenge presented to traditional public policy by postmodern thought.

Postmodern Public Policy introduces new ways of investigating the urgent difficulties confronting the public sector. The second half of the twentieth century saw approaches to public administration, public policy, and public management dominated by technical-instrumental thought that aspired to neutrality, objectivity, and mana...(Read More)
 
 
Labyrinths of Exemplarity
Labyrinths of Exemplarity (August 2002)
At the Limits of Deconstruction
Irene E. Harvey - Author

A fascinating account of exemplarity in the context of deconstruction.

Labyrinths of Exemplarity presents the first comprehensive, in-depth study of the problem of exemplarity—or how we move between the general and the particular in order to try to understand our world. The author's focus ranges from the most basic and fundamental issues of what examples are and where they come from to the complex key...(Read More)
 
 
After the Orgy
After the Orgy (July 2002)
Toward a Politics of Exhaustion
Dominic Pettman - Author

Explores the post-Enlightenment obsession with apocalyptic endings.

Applying Jean Baudrillard’s question 'What are you doing after the orgy?' to the postmillennial climate that informs our contemporary cultural moment, this book argues that the imagination of apocalyptic endings has been an obsessive theme in post-Enlightenment culture. Dominic Pettman identifies and examines the dynamic tensions of various apocalyp...(Read More)
 
 
The Visionary Moment
The Visionary Moment (April 2002)
A Postmodern Critique
Paul Maltby - Author

Explores and critiques the metaphysics and ideology of the visionary moment as a convention in twentieth-century American fiction, from the standpoint of postmodernism.

In The Visionary Moment, Paul Maltby draws on postmodern theory to examine the metaphysics and ideology of the visionary moment, or 'epiphany', in twentieth-century American fiction. Engaging critically with the works of Don DeLillo, Jack Kerouac...(Read More)
 
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