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Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran
Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran (April 2019)
A Sojourn in Comparative Political Theory
Alireza Shomali - Author

Bridges western and non-western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadence in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.

Political decay in Islamic societies has for the most part been the subject of structural analyses while philosophical studies have been rare, often speculative and deterministic. Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran explores from a theoretical ...(Read More)
 
 
Reconciliation in Global Context
Reconciliation in Global Context (November 2018)
Why It Is Needed and How It Works
Björn Krondorfer - Editor

A transdisciplinary approach to reconciliation practices and policies by an international team of scholars and scholar-practitioners.

When we open the newspaper, watch and listen to the news, or follow social media, we are inundated with reports on old and fresh conflict zones around the world. Less apparent, perhaps, are the many attempts at bringing former adversaries together. Reconciliation in Global Context argues f...(Read More)
 
 
The Battle over a Civil State
The Battle over a Civil State (July 2018)
Egypt's Road to June 30, 2013
Limor Lavie - Author

Traces the genealogy of the Western philosophic concept of the civil state, how that concept was assimilated into Egyptian political thought, and how it affected the 2013 coup against President Mursi.

How is the concept of the civil state understood in Arab countries? In The Battle over a Civil State, Limor Lavie examines how this important concept, which originated in Western philosophy, became incorporated into Arab di...(Read More)
 
 
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition (September 2017)
Elizabeth R. Alexandrin - Author

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.

In this original study, Elizabeth R. Alexandrin examines the complex relationships that can be inscribed between medieval Ismā‘īlī thought as an intellectual tradition with a devotional practice of reliance on the imām, and as a politico-esoteric system that redefined governance during the Fā&...(Read More)
 
 
Sovereign Jews
Sovereign Jews (April 2017)
Israel, Zionism, and Judaism
Yaacov Yadgar - Author

Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.

The question of Jewish sovereignty shapes Jewish identity in Israel, the status of non-Jews, and relations between Israeli and Diaspora Jews, yet its consequences remain enigmatic. In Sovereign Jews, Yaacov Yadgar highlights the shortcomings of mainstream discourse and offers a novel explanation of Zionist ideology and the Israeli...(Read More)
 
 
Oklahomo
Oklahomo (August 2015)
Lessons in Unqueering America
Carol Mason - Author

Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950s.

By exploring the scandal-filled lives of four Oklahomans, this book demonstrates how unqueering operates in a conservative American context. Carol Mason weaves a story about how homogenizing, antigay ideas evolve from generation to generation so that they achieve particular economic, imperial, ra...(Read More)
 
 
Tough Love
Tough Love (February 2014)
Sexuality, Compassion, and the Christian Right
Cynthia Burack - Author

Exposes how ex-gay and postabortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.

A staple of the culture wars, the struggle between Christian conservatives and progressives over sexuality and reproductive rights continues. Focusing on ex-gay ministries geared to helping same-sex attracted people resist their sexuality and postabortion ministries dedicated to leading wom...(Read More)
 
 
Social Contract, Masochist Contract
Social Contract, Masochist Contract (January 2014)
Aesthetics of Freedom and Submission in Rousseau
Fayçal Falaky - Author

Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Theorization of sensual desire was not uncommon in the eighteenth century; like many materialists of the French Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau rejected imperatives founded on metaphysical suppositions and viewed the senses as the only valid source of philosophical knowledge. In Social Cont...(Read More)
 
 
From Every Mountainside
From Every Mountainside (June 2013)
Black Churches and the Broad Terrain of Civil Rights
R. Drew Smith - Editor

Essays on the civil rights movement outside the South and since the 1960s.

It has become popular to confine discussion of the American civil rights movement to the mid-twentieth-century South. From Every Mountainside contains essays that refuse to bracket the quest for civil rights in this manner, treating the subject as an enduring topic yet to be worked out in American politics and society. Individual e...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel on Religion and Politics
Hegel on Religion and Politics (January 2013)
Angelica Nuzzo - Editor

Critical essays on Hegel’s views concerning the relationship between religion and politics.

Although scholars have written extensively on Hegel’s treatment of religion and politics separately, much less has been written about the connections between the two in his thought. Religion in Hegel’s philosophy occupies a difficult position relative to politics, existing both within the ethical and histo...(Read More)
 
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