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Before Identity
Before Identity (March 2021)
The Question of Method in Japan Studies
Richard F. Calichman - Author

Aims to introduce a greater degree of theoretical rigor to the discipline of Japan studies as a whole.

Before Identity represents the first attempt to provide a comprehensive examination of the methodological ground of Japan studies. At its most basic level, the field presupposes the immediate empirical existence of an entity known as the “Japanese people” or “Japane...(Read More)
 
 
Hu Feng
Hu Feng (November 2020)
A Marxist Intellectual in a Communist State, 1930–1955
Ruth Y. Y. Hung - Author

A study of Hu Feng as a literary critic and a case study on how intellectual work can respond to political pressure.

In this book, Ruth Y. Y. Hung provides a study of Hu Feng (1902–1985) as a critic, writer, and editor within the context of the People's Republic of China's political ascendancy. A member of the Japanese Communist Party and the Chinese Communist Party, Hu rose to fame in the 1940s and became a representative...(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)
 
 
The Voice of Misery
The Voice of Misery (January 2020)
A Continental Philosophy of Testimony
Gert-Jan van der Heiden - Author

A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.

From analytic epistemology to gender theory, testimony is a major topic in philosophy today. Yet, one distinctive approach to testimony has not been fully appreciated: the recent history of contemporary continental philosophy offers a rich source for another approach...(Read More)
 
 
The Little Crystalline Seed
The Little Crystalline Seed (June 2019)
The Ontological Significance of Mise en Abyme in Post-Heideggerian Thought
Iddo Dickmann - Author

Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.

Mise en abyme is a term developed from literary theory denoting a work that doubles itself within itself—a story placed within a story or a play within a play. The term flourished in experimental fiction in midcentury France, having not only a strong imp...(Read More)
 
 
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura (March 2019)
Saladdin Ahmed - Author

Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.

We live today within a system in which state and corporate power aim to render space flat, transparent, and uniform, for only then can it be truly controlled. The gaze of power and the commodity form are capable of infiltrating even the darkest of corners, and often, we invite them into our most private spa...(Read More)
 
 
Boundary Lines
Boundary Lines (February 2019)
Philosophy and Postcolonialism
Emanuela Fornari - Author
Iain Halliday - Translator
Étienne R. Balibar - Foreword by

Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.

In this book, Emanuela Fornari systematically examines the philosophical implications of postcolonial studies. She considers postcolonial critique not as a school or a current of thought but rather as a multiform constellation that—from the celebrated Orientalism of Edward Said to the contributions of authors like Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spiv...(Read More)
 
 
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature (January 2019)
Critical Theory, Moral Authority, and Radicalism in the Anthropocene
Andy Scerri - Author

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

In Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature, Andy Scerri offers a comprehensive overview of the critical theory project from the 1960s to the present, refracted through the lens of US politics and the Amer...(Read More)
 
 
Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely
Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely (December 2018)
Melville, Moliere, Beckett
Angelica Nuzzo - Author

2020 Hegelpd-Prize, presented by the University of Padova Research Group

An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts.

In this book, Angelica Nuzzo proposes a reading of Hegel’s Logic as “logic of transformation” and “logic of action,” and supports this thesis by looking to wor...(Read More)
 
 
The Hand of the Engraver
The Hand of the Engraver (December 2018)
Albert Flocon Meets Gaston Bachelard
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger - Author
Kate Sturge - Translator

A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.

This book is the first to explore in detail the encounter between Albert Flocon and Gaston Bachelard in postwar Paris. Bachelard was a philosopher and historian of science who was also involved in literary studies and poetics. Flocon was a student of the Bauhaus in De...(Read More)
 
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