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The Politics of Unreason
The Politics of Unreason (September 2017)
The Frankfurt School and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism
Lars Rensmann - Author

The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.
Although the Frankfurt School represents one of the most influential intellectual traditions of the twentieth century, its multifaceted work on modern antisemitism has so far largely been neglected. The Politics of Unreason fills this gap, providing the first systematic study of the Frankfurt School’s philos...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Thought as Global Theory
Chinese Thought as Global Theory (June 2016)
Diversifying Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Leigh Jenco - Editor

Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.

With a particular focus on Chinese thought, this volume explores how, and under what conditions, so-called “non-Western” traditions of thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory. Reversing the usual comparison between “local” Chinese applicati...(Read More)
 
 
Accounts, Excuses, and Apologies, Second Edition
Accounts, Excuses, and Apologies, Second Edition (November 2014)
Image Repair Theory and Research
William L. Benoit - Author

Updated with a timely literature review and new case studies from sports, international politics, and third-party image repair.

In our constantly plugged-in and connected world, image is everything. People, groups, organizations, and countries frequently come under suspicion of wrongdoing and sometimes require defense. This fully updated edition of the 1994 volume investigates the situations in which threats to i...(Read More)
 
 
Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age
Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age (June 2014)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor

A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization.

In this pioneering volume, leading international scholars argue for the development of a new approach to social theory that draws on regional studies for the conduct of comparative analysis in the global age. Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age moves beyon...(Read More)
 
 
Coping with Terrorism
Coping with Terrorism (November 2010)
Origins, Escalation, Counterstrategies, and Responses
Rafael Reuveny - Editor
William R. Thompson - Editor

A comprehensive examination of multiple dimensions of terrorism.

Terrorism is imprinted on Western society’s consciousness. Nearly every week a terrorist attack occurs in the world. The academic world, in attempting to understand terrorism, has often been limited to descriptive work rather than analysis, and has produced surprisingly few mainstream collections on the subject. Coping with Terrorism...(Read More)
 
 
Radicalizing Levinas
Radicalizing Levinas (June 2010)
Peter Atterton - Editor
Matthew Calarco - Editor

Levinas on politics, postcolonialism and globalization, animals and the environment, and science and technology.

Radicalizing Levinas initiates a third wave of Levinas scholarship. If the first wave was aimed at commentary and exposition, and the second focused on situating Levinas within the context of poststructuralism and deconstruction, the third wave is an explicit attempt to situate and explore his wor...(Read More)
 
 
Styles of Thought
Styles of Thought (November 2007)
Interpretation, Inquiry, and Imagination
David Weissman - Author

Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.

Every man and woman is located in two ways. One is stolidly physical: each human body has a unique address and trajectory. The other comes with beliefs that locate us by answering a salvo of questions: Who, what, and where am I? What are my relations to other people and things? Answers come with either of two emphases. Beliefs crit...(Read More)
 
 
Marx and Whitehead
Marx and Whitehead (January 2004)
Process, Dialectics, and the Critique of Capitalism
Anne Fairchild Pomeroy - Author

A reading of Marx's critique of capitalism through the lens of process philosophy.

Marx and Whitehead
boldly asks us to reconsider capitalism, not merely as an "economic system" but as a fundamentally self-destructive mode that, by its very nature and operation, undermines the cohesive fabric of human existence. Author Anne Fairchild Pomeroy asserts that it is impossible to appreciate fully the impact of ...(Read More)
 
 
Strategies for Theory
Strategies for Theory (May 2003)
From Marx to Madonna
R. L. Rutsky - Editor
Bradley J. Macdonald - Editor

Interdisciplinary essays on the role of high theory in politics and popular culture.

Interdisciplinary in scope and often provocative in their choice of materials, the essays in this volume present new strategies for theorizing culture and politics. Not content simply to "apply" theory to political and cultural objects, they instead treat all three as complex, interconnected, and constantly evolving areas of...(Read More)
 
 
Between Reason and History
Between Reason and History (July 2002)
Habermas and the Idea of Progress
David S. Owen - Author

The first book-length treatment in English of Habermas’s theory of social evolution and progress.

Between Reason and History examines the role of the idea of progress both in Jurgen Habermas’s critical social theory and in critical social theory in general. The reception to Habermas’s magnum opus, The Theory of Communicative Action, has tended to downplay the theory of social evolution it c...(Read More)
 
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