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Cosmopolitan Civility
Cosmopolitan Civility (February 2020)
Global-Local Reflections with Fred Dallmayr
Ruth Abbey - Editor

Essays reflecting on the prolific, pioneering, and wide-ranging scholarship of Fred Dallmayr.

Prolific and pioneering, Fred Dallmayr has been an active scholar for over fifty years. His research interests include modern and contemporary political theory, hermeneutics, phenomenology, the Frankfurt School, continental political thought, democratic theory, multiculturalism, environmentalism, and cosmopolitanism. Dallmayr is also o...(Read More)
 
 
Off the Derech
Off the Derech (February 2020)
Leaving Orthodox Judaism
Ezra Cappell - Editor
Jessica Lang - Editor

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

In recent years, many formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews have documented leaving their communities in published stories, films, and memoirs. This movement is often identified as “off the derech” (OTD), or off the path, with ...(Read More)
 
 
The Movement of Showing
The Movement of Showing (February 2020)
Indirect Method, Critique, and Responsibility in Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger
Johan de Jong - Author

Explores why Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger conceive of their thought as a “movement” rather than as a presentation of results or conclusions.

This book explores the idea shared by Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger that the value of their thought is not found in its results or conclusions, but in its “movement.” All three describe the heart of their work in terms of a pathway, development, or movement that see...(Read More)
 
 
The Slapstick Camera
The Slapstick Camera (February 2020)
Hollywood and the Comedy of Self-Reference
Burke Hilsabeck - Author

Demonstrates that slapstick film comedies display a canny and sometimes profound understanding of their medium.

Slapstick film comedy may be grounded in idiocy and failure, but the genre is far more sophisticated than it initially appears. In this book, Burke Hilsabeck suggests that slapstick is often animated by a philosophical impulse to understand the cinema. He looks closely at movies and gags that represent the conditions ...(Read More)
 
 
The Spy
The Spy (February 2020)
A Tale of the Neutral Ground
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
James P. Elliott - Historical introduction
James H. Pickering - Annotator
James P. Elliott - Text established by
Lance Schachterle - Text established by
Jeffrey Walker - Text established by

An exciting Revolutionary War tale of double agents and counterespionage in New York State in 1780.

A year after his imitative first novel Precaution (1820) enjoyed only modest success, James Fenimore Cooper penned The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground, a Revolutionary War narrative initiating the American historical romance, a novel and a genre that quickly put to rest the British critic Sydney Smith’s 1820 ...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan (February 2020)
Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society
Susanne Klien - Author

Offers an in-depth ethnography of paradigm shifts in the lifestyles and values of youth in post-growth Japan.

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan provides a fresh perspective on theoretical notions of rurality and emerging modes of working and living in post-growth Japan. By exploring narratives and trajectories of individuals who relocate from urban to rural areas and seek new modes of working and living, this multisited ethn...(Read More)
 
 
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education (February 2020)
From Riddles to Radio
Tyson E. Lewis - Author

A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.

Walter Benjamin’s Antifascist Education is the first comprehensive analysis of educational themes across the entirety of the critical theorist’s diverse writings. Starting with Benjamin’s early reflections on teaching and learning, Tyson E. Lewis argues that the aesthetic and cultural forms to which Benjamin so often turned—name...(Read More)
 
 
A Postcolonial Leadership
A Postcolonial Leadership (January 2020)
Asian Immigrant Christian Leadership and Its Challenges
Choi Hee An - Author

Explores the possibilities and challenges of Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States.

In A Postcolonial Leadership, Choi Hee An explores the interwoven relationship between Asian immigrant leadership in general and Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States. Using several current leadership theories, she analyzes the current landscape of US leadership and explores how Asian immigrant leade...(Read More)
 
 
Announcements
Announcements (January 2020)
On Novelty
Kristina Mendicino - Author

A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.

Walter Benjamin claimed that the notion of novelty took on unprecedented importance with the growth of high capitalism in the nineteenth century. In this book, Kristina Mendicino analyzes a selection of canonical texts that reflect profound concern with novelty and its apparent contrary, the eternal return of the same, including Nietzsch...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetics of Senescence
The Aesthetics of Senescence (January 2020)
Aging, Population, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Andrea Charise - Author

Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.

The Aesthetics of Senescence investigates how chronological age has come to possess far-reaching ideological, ethical, and aesthetic implications, both in the past and present. Andrea Charise argues that authors of the nineteenth century used the imaginative resources of liter...(Read More)
 
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