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Bodies of Meaning
Bodies of Meaning (November 2000)
Studies on Language, Labor, and Liberation
David McNally - Author

Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.
Bodies of Meaning presents a vigorous challenge to postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices. Beginning with the 'historical bodies' theorized by Marx, Darwin, and Freud, McNally develops an alternative account of language which dr...(Read More)
 
 
Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production
Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production (August 2000)
A Marxian Critique of the "New Economy"
Tony Smith - Author

The first defense of Marxian political economy against the common interest claims of "lean production."

This book illustrates the continued value of Marxism as a method for analyzing contemporary capitalism, despite the new Post-Fordist variant termed "lean production" that is spreading the globe. Characterized by knowledge work, lean production also includes the mass customization of commodities to consumer desires, and the close coop...(Read More)
 
 
Specters of Liberation
Specters of Liberation (April 1998)
Great Refusals in the New World Order
Martin J. Beck Matustik - Author

Advocates a new existential and political coalition among critical and postmodern social theorists and among critical gender, race, and class theorists, in dissent from the New World Order, to raise specters of liberation and empower radical democratic change.

Specters of Liberation argues that dissent against the New World Order is possible through a collaboration of critical postmodern social theory and existen...(Read More)
 
 
Too Cheap to Meter
Too Cheap to Meter (October 1997)
An Economic and Philosophical Analysis of the Nuclear Dream
Steven Mark Cohn - Author

Uses concepts from social theory to explore the history and future of nuclear power in the U.S. and to explore the nature of technological change in the U.S. economy.

"This is an important history which should capture the interests of those concerned with what energy sources will be used in the next generation. Cohn achieves two goal s, the history of the rise and fall of nuclear power as a dominant paradigm and als...(Read More)
 
 
Without a Woman to Read
Without a Woman to Read (August 1997)
Toward the Daughter in Postmodernism
Daniel Price - Author

A philosophical questioning of reading and writing that focuses on metaphors of women and women's roles in our cultural and intellectual heritage.

"Written in the interrogative mode, this work is a questioning of reading and writing that goes far beyond the usual postmodern revisioning of these themes. Instead it attempts to adumbrate these problems by an analysis of the she who speaks the plight of postmodernity. Using ...(Read More)
 
 
Politics in the impasse
Politics in the impasse (January 1996)
Explorations in postsecular social theory
Bill Martin - Author

Develops a radical politics of community that engages with practical issues such as the Gulf War and the 1992 uprisings in Los Angeles, set against the context of postmodern capitalism.

"Martin's essays are spirited, well-written, provocative, original and engaging. They strive to keep alive the radical spirit during a period of dispirited cynicism and exhaustion. Martin intervenes in a variety of contemporary intellectu...(Read More)
 
 
The Owl at Dawn
The Owl at Dawn (August 1995)
A Sequel to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
Andrew Cutrofello - Author

A present-day continuation of the philosophical narrative presented in G.W.F. Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit that confronts every major post-Hegelian philosophical position and arrives at an original reconception of the purpose of dialectical phenomenology.

“A brilliant, original evaluation of post-Hegelian philosophy from the perspective of Hegelian phenomenology.” — Lawrence S. Stepelevic...(Read More)
 
 
The Trace of Political Representation
The Trace of Political Representation (May 1995)
Brian Seitz - Author

A philosophical analysis of the discourses, practices, and effects of representation in political institutions, focusing on American democracy.
"Seitz's book is a very fine example of a genre that we can expect to see gaining ascendancy in the next few years--a kind of genealogy of certain key political concepts, in this case 'representation.' As such, this work is at the cutting edge of a kind of politico-philosophical work that has its ...(Read More)
 
 
Intellectuals and the Crisis of Modernity
Intellectuals and the Crisis of Modernity (August 1993)
Carl Boggs - Author

This book is a page-turner on a subject that is of the greatest interest to social theorists, historians, and that broad constituency of readers who are concerned with the fate of education, political life, and above all, the intellectual level of our period.

"With a style that is amazingly lucid and inviting, Boggs has provided a basic framework for discussing one of the most disquieting problems of our times: the absorption of what was once...(Read More)
 
 
Regarding Nature
Regarding Nature (April 1993)
Industrialism and Deep Ecology
Andrew McLaughlin - Author

"This book draws together insights in environmental philosophy and progressive political thought and discusses, in an accessible manner, a number of central issues and problems confronting the modern environmental movement. This will be of considerable appeal to liberal and left-leaning social progressives who have tended to dismiss much of modern environmental philosophy for being either ahistorical or not sufficiently attuned to cultural and soci...(Read More)
 
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