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Philosophers and Their Poets
Philosophers and Their Poets (December 2019)
Reflections on the Poetic Turn in Philosophy since Kant
Charles Bambach - Editor
Theodore George - Editor

Examines the role that poets and the poetic word play in the formation of philosophical thinking in the modern German tradition.

Several of the most celebrated philosophers in the German tradition since Kant afford to poetry an all but unprecedented status in Western thought. Fichte, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Gadamer argue that the scope, limits, and possibilities of philosophy are intimately intertwined with those of po...(Read More)
 
 
Political Power in America
Political Power in America (December 2019)
Class Conflict and the Subversion of Democracy
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Introduction to American politics that provides a critical examination of both political institutions and political behavior.

Analyzing major political institutions such as Congress, the courts, the presidency, and the media, this book chronicles how the interests of affluent Americans—particularly business, professional, and corporate interests—dominate over those of “average” citizens. Anthony R. DiMagg...(Read More)
 
 
Revolutionary Time
Revolutionary Time (December 2019)
On Time and Difference in Kristeva and Irigaray
Fanny Söderbäck - Author

Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.

This book is the first to examine the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray. Because of their association with reproduction, embodiment, and the survival of the species, women have been confined to the cyclical time of nature—a temporal mod...(Read More)
 
 
The Beauty of Detours
The Beauty of Detours (December 2019)
A Batesonian Philosophy of Technology
Yoni Van Den Eede - Author

Proposes an innovative, holistic understanding of technology.

The Beauty of Detours proposes a new way of understanding and defining technology by reading systems thinker Gregory Bateson in the framework of contemporary philosophy of technology. Although “technology” was not an explicit focus of Bateson’s oeuvre, Yoni Van Den Eede shows that his thought is permeated with insights directly relevant to co...(Read More)
 
 
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939 (December 2019)
Michael Hammond - Author

Assesses how America’s film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.

This is the definitive account of how America’s film industry remembered and reimagined World War I from the Armistice in 1918 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Based on detailed archival research, Michael Hammond shows how the war and the sociocultural changes it brought made their way into cinematic stories and images. H...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Emptiness
The Other Emptiness (December 2019)
Rethinking the Zhentong Buddhist Discourse in Tibet
Michael R. Sheehy - Editor
Klaus-Dieter Mathes - Editor

Presents a new vision of the Buddhist history and philosophy of emptiness in Tibet.

This book brings together perspectives of leading international Tibetan studies scholars on the subject of zhentong or “other-emptiness.” Defined as the emptiness of everything other than the continuous luminous awareness that is one’s own enlightened nature, this distinctive philosophical and contemplative presentation o...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia (December 2019)
Cheng Chen - Editor
Meredith L. Weiss - Editor

Examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts in Asia.

Focusing on Northeast and Southeast Asia—regions notable for political diversity, difficult environments for fighting corruption, and multifarious anticorruption outcomes—this book examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts there. The contributors present case studies of the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, S...(Read More)
 
 
Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism
Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism (November 2019)
Robert Krueger - Editor
Tim Freytag - Editor
Samuel Mössner - Editor

Opens up new ways of thinking about and debating the consequences of sustainable urbanism as it moves from planning to practice.

In the context of urban sustainable development, the “details” of sustainability’s current expressions perpetuate environmental injustice, untenable growth, and the destruction of functioning ecosystems. In response to this state of affairs, Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism a...(Read More)
 
 
An Accidental Theodicy
An Accidental Theodicy (November 2019)
Genuflexions on a Fractured Knee
Arvind Sharma - Author

A highly personal meditation on the nature and meaning of suffering.

An adequate explanation of suffering is perhaps the most intractable issue in the study of religion and philosophy, and the answer to the question “Why me?” has eluded not only those who are the victims of suffering, but those who sympathize with them and try to understand and explain their suffering. In this highly personal account, Arvind Sharma ...(Read More)
 
 
Argentine Intimacies
Argentine Intimacies (November 2019)
Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890-1910
Joseph M. Pierce - Author

Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.

As Argentina rose to political and economic prominence at the turn of the twentieth century, debates about the family, as an ideological structure and set of lived relationships, took center stage in efforts to shape the modern nation. In Argentine Intimacies, Joseph ...(Read More)
 
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