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Revolt, Affect, Collectivity
Revolt, Affect, Collectivity (September 2005)
The Unstable Boundaries of Kristeva's Polis
Tina Chanter - Editor
Ewa Plonowska Ziarek - Editor

Explores how the concept of revolution permeates and unifies Kristeva’s body of work.

These original essays explore how the concept of revolution permeates and unifies Julia Kristeva’s body of work by tracing its trajectory from her early engagement with the Tel Quel group, through her preoccupation in the 1980s with abjection, melancholia, and love, to her latest work. Some of the leading voices ...(Read More)
 
 
Heidegger and Rhetoric
Heidegger and Rhetoric (September 2005)
Daniel M. Gross - Editor
Ansgar Kemmann - Editor

Leading scholars address Heidegger’s 1924 lecture course, “Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Philosophy.”

Featuring essays by renowned scholars Michael J. Hyde, Theodore Kisiel, Mark Michalski, Otto Pöggeler, and Nancy S. Struever, this book provides the definitive treatment of Martin Heidegger’s 1924 lecture course, “Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Philosophy.” A deep and or...(Read More)
 
 
Alain Badiou
Alain Badiou (August 2005)
Philosophy and Its Conditions
Gabriel Riera - Edited and with an introduction by

An introduction to Badiou's philosophical thought and its implications for other humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.

There is little doubt that Alain Badiou is one of the most challenging and controversial figures in contemporary philosophy. This volume of essays brings together leading commentators from both sides of the Atlantic to provide an introduction to Badiou's work through critical studies of his ...(Read More)
 
 
Postcolonial Whiteness
Postcolonial Whiteness (February 2005)
A Critical Reader on Race and Empire
Alfred J. Lopez - Editor

Explores the undertheorized convergence of postcoloniality and whiteness.

Postcolonial Whiteness
examines the interrelations between whiteness and the history of European colonialism, as well as the status of whiteness in the contemporary postcolonial world. It addresses two fundamental questions: What happens to whiteness after empire, and to what extent do white cultural norms or imperatives remain embedded in the ...(Read More)
 
 
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad (December 2004)
Reading Postcolonial Intertextuality
Byron Caminero-Santangelo - Author

Interrogates the "writing back to the center" approach to intertextuality and explores alternatives to it.

"Byron Caminero-Santangelo exposes the limitations of the hegemonic 'writing back to the center' model and offers an alternative approach that emphasizes the constitutive creativity of postcolonial cultural producers. The subtlety of his reasoning and the brilliance of his close readings will make ...(Read More)
 
 
TechnoLogics
TechnoLogics (December 2004)
Ghosts, the Incalculable, and the Suspension of Animation
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren - Author

Uses literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis to explore the emerging logic of the posthuman.

Adding to the growing field of posthuman or cyborg studies, TechnoLogics explores how our position in the technologized world reorders, in the most radical ways imaginable, our basic experience of the lines governing literary, philosophical, and cultural production. The ancient dream of immortality is now becoming re...(Read More)
 
 
Post-Marxist Theory
Post-Marxist Theory (December 2004)
An Introduction
Philip Goldstein - Author

An introduction to the philosophical, economic, historical, feminist, and cultural versions of post-Marxist theory.

Poststructuralist Marxism, or post-Marxism, is a theoretical viewpoint that elaborates and revises the work of Louis Althusser and Michel Foucault. Unlike traditional Marxism, which emphasizes the priority of class struggle and the common humanity of oppressed groups, post-Marxism reveals the se...(Read More)

 
 
Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture
Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture (November 2004)
Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora
Sandra Ponzanesi - Author

Explores postcolonial discourse from the standpoint of feminism and writers in minority languages.

This innovative contribution to understanding the promise and contradictions of contemporary postcolonial culture applies a wide array of theoretical tools to a large body of literature. The author compares the work of established Indian writers including Bharati Mukherjee, Meena Alexander, Sara Suleri, and Sunetra Gupta...(Read More)
 
 
Occasional Deconstructions
Occasional Deconstructions (October 2004)
Julian Wolfreys - Author

Argues that deconstruction is not a critical methodology or theory but that which makes any act of good reading possible.

In Occasional Deconstructions, Julian Wolfreys challenges the notion that deconstruction is a critical methodology, offering instead a number of reintroductions or reorientations to the texts of Jacques Derrida and the idea or possibility of deconstructions. Proceeding from specific readings...(Read More)
 
 
Lacan in the German-Speaking World
Lacan in the German-Speaking World (May 2004)
Elizabeth Stewart - Editor
Maire Jaanus - Editor
Richard Feldstein - Editor

Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.

This book offers a selection of the best work on Lacan that has been published over the past ten years by RISS, a Swiss journal of Lacanian studies. Though focused on Lacan and Freud, the collection is partly about Germany itself, addressing questions of trauma, historical memory, politics, fascism,...(Read More)
 
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