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Waste-Site Stories
Waste-Site Stories (April 2002)
The Recycling of Memory
Brian Neville - Editor
Johanne Villeneuve - Editor

Explorations in the aesthetics of waste and the material infrastructure of memory.
 
Ours is a wasteful society, consumed with care for its remains, according to the contributors of Waste-Site Stories. Here scholars from around the world probe current notions of waste and the ways in which remains of different kinds recover value in the act of recollection and recycling. In the wake of destructive ex...(Read More)
 
 
Mail-Orders
Mail-Orders (March 2002)
The Fiction of Letters in Postmodern Culture
Sunka Simon - Author

Explores contemporary uses of letters and letter writing—including electronic mail—in literature, film, and art.

While the advent and structure of electronic mail has been discussed in web caucuses, newspapers, hypertext theory, and communication theory, it has not yet been considered in conjunction with epistolary scenarios in film, art, and literature. To address this gap, Mail-Orders explores the ...(Read More)
 
 
A Postmodern Psychology of Asian Americans
A Postmodern Psychology of Asian Americans (February 2002)
Creating Knowledge of a Racial Minority
Laura Uba - Author

Challenges existing paradigms of knowledge as they relate to Asian Americans.

Focusing on race, culture, acculturation, ethnicity, and ethnic identity—concepts commonly used to account for the behaviors of Asian Americans and other minorities—A Postmodern Psychology of Asian Americans examines the effects of modern psychology’s epistemological and ontological premises on its investigative methods a...(Read More)
 
 
Suffering, Politics, Power
Suffering, Politics, Power (January 2002)
A Genealogy in Modern Political Theory
Cynthia Halpern - Author

Suffering and politics in the thought of Luther, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Nietzsche.

Suffering, Politics, Power argues that human suffering on a global scale constitutes the most urgent and least understood question of contemporary politics and political theory. In the modern age, the experience of suffering is primarily a political problem, constructed out of crucial, conflicting perspectives. The book draws on a genealogy of suff...(Read More)
 
 
Productive Postmodernism
Productive Postmodernism (December 2001)
Consuming Histories and Cultural Studies
John N. Duvall - Editor
Linda Hutcheon - Afterword

Investigates a broad range of contemporary fiction, film, and architecture to address the role of history in postmodern cultural productions.

Productive Postmodernism
addresses the differing accounts of postmodernism found in the work of Fredric Jameson and Linda Hutcheon, a debate that centers around the two theorists' senses of pastiche and parody. For Jameson, postmodern texts are ahistorical, playing with pa...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Simulacra
Reading Simulacra (September 2001)
Fatal Theories for Postmodernity
M. W. Smith - Author

Traces the ways in which our culture has increasingly become a culture of simulations, and offers strategies for discerning meaning in a world where the difference between what is real and what is simulated has collapsed.

Reading Simulacra analyzes the ways in which our culture has become fatally immersed in simulation. Television, the Internet, virtual reality, and other advancements in technology and information...(Read More)
 
 
The Theory of Difference
The Theory of Difference (April 2001)
Readings in Contemporary Continental Thought
Douglas L. Donkel - Editor

Key readings by Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, Derrida and Irigaray.

Unlike other anthologies in continental thought, this book focuses on a specific issue—the theory of difference—as the most effective way to generate interest and understanding not only of the specific issue in question, but also of the deeper philosophical connections which constitute the historical fabric of a tradition. Presented her...(Read More)
 
 
Sensibility and Singularity
Sensibility and Singularity (March 2001)
The Problem of Phenomenology in Levinas
John E. Drabinski - Author

Establishes the importance of Husserl's phenomenology for Levinas's ethics.

Is Emmanuel Levinas a dismissive critic of Husserlian phenomenology, or an important member of its movement? The standard account of Levinas's work assumes his distance from Husserl. In opposition to this account, Sensibility and Singularity contends that Husserl was a vital, living resource for Levinas throughout his phi...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy at the Boundary of Reason
Philosophy at the Boundary of Reason (December 2000)
Ethics and Postmodernity
Patrick L. Bourgeois - Author

Using Ricoeur's ethicomoral position, advances an alternative, more viable ethics than that of deconstruction.

In Philosophy at the Boundary of Reason, Patrick Bourgeois clarifies that, although deconstruction has much to offer contemporary thinking, it has gone to some philosophical extremes. Taking a cue from this thinking, Bourgeois develops an alternative direction of thought, turning to the position ...(Read More)
 
 
Engagement and Indifference
Engagement and Indifference (November 2000)
Beckett and the Political
Henry Sussman - Editor
Christopher Devenney - Editor

Explores the hidden political and ethical dimensions of the work of Samuel Beckett, an author who might otherwise be considered indifferent to such considerations.

In this book, creative writers and critical theorists consider the work of Samuel Beckett from theoretical, postmodern, aesthetic, poetic, and feminist perspectives. Collectively, they search for the hidden political and ethical dimensions of Beckett, an auth...(Read More)
 
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