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Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity
Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity (July 2004)
The Uncanniness of Late Modernity
Kathleen R. Arnold - Author

Explores the political and economic causes and consequences of homelessness.

In the aftermath of September 11, donations to the poor and homeless have declined while ordinances against begging and sleeping in public have increased. The increased security of public spaces has been matched by a quest for increased security and surveillance of immigrants. In this groundbreaking study, Kathleen R. Arnold explores homelessnes...(Read More)
 
 
Love and Politics
Love and Politics (April 2004)
Re-interpreting Hegel
Alice Ormiston - Author

Argues that love plays an essential—if often implicit—role in Hegel's mature theory of moral subjectivity and political community.

Alice Ormiston's Love and Politics argues that modern politics is rooted not merely in the pursuit of power, but that it is essentially underpinned by the experience of love. Hegel understood love as a principle that unites reason and emotion, and self and other, and that prov...(Read More)

 
 
Confucian Democracy
Confucian Democracy (February 2004)
A Deweyan Reconstruction
Sor-hoon Tan - Author

Using both Confucian texts and the work of American pragmatist John Dewey, this book offers a distinctly Confucian model of democracy.

Through a detailed study of relevant concepts and theories in Confucianism and John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy, this book illustrates the possibility of Confucian democracy and offers an alternative to Western liberal models. Sor-hoon Tan synthesizes the two philosophies thro...(Read More)
 
 
Marx and Whitehead
Marx and Whitehead (January 2004)
Process, Dialectics, and the Critique of Capitalism
Anne Fairchild Pomeroy - Author

A reading of Marx's critique of capitalism through the lens of process philosophy.

Marx and Whitehead
boldly asks us to reconsider capitalism, not merely as an "economic system" but as a fundamentally self-destructive mode that, by its very nature and operation, undermines the cohesive fabric of human existence. Author Anne Fairchild Pomeroy asserts that it is impossible to appreciate fully the impact of ...(Read More)
 
 
What Moves Man
What Moves Man (November 2003)
The Realist Theory of International Relations and Its Judgment of Human Nature
Annette Freyberg-Inan - Author

A critical look at the image of human nature that underlies the realist theory of international relations.

The realist theory of international relations is based on a particularly gloomy set of assumptions about universal human motives. Believing people to be essentially asocial, selfish, and untrustworthy, realism counsels a politics of distrust and competition in the international arena. What Moves Man subjec...(Read More)
 
 
The Micro-Politics of Capital
The Micro-Politics of Capital (September 2003)
Marx and the Prehistory of the Present
Jason Read - Author

Re-reads Marx in light of the contemporary critical interrogation of subjectivity.

What is the relation between the economy, or the mode of production, and culture, beliefs, and desires? How is it possible to think of these relations without reducing one to the other, or effacing one for the sake of the other? To answer these questions, The Micro-Politics of Capital re-reads Marx in light of the contemporary cr...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming the Dream
Transforming the Dream (March 2003)
Ecologism and the Shaping of an Alternative American Vision
Charles Sokol Bednar - Author

Explores the underlying assumptions of environmental studies and the need for a new paradigm for understanding our world.

Transforming the Dream
challenges American mainstream culture's obsession with unlimited economic and industrial growth. Drawing on works by Roy Morrison, Murray Bookchin, Daniel C. Maguire, Paul Taylor, C. A. Bowers, and others, Bednar critiques the ideological status quo, offering an alternative...(Read More)
 
 
Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality
Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality (March 2003)
Jack Z. Bratich - Editor
Jeremy Packer - Editor
Cameron McCarthy - Editor

Applies Foucault's ideas to a cultural studies framework.
Offering new and unique approaches bridging the gap between cultural analysis and governmentality studies in the United States, this book opens up new lines of inquiry into cultural practices and offers fresh perspectives on Foucault’s writings and their implications for cultural studies. It provides critical frameworks to analyze cultural practices and strategies of governing...(Read More)
 
 
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment
Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment (January 2003)
A Republican Critique of the Philosophes
Graeme Garrard - Author

Sees Rousseau as the father of Counter-Enlightenment thought.
Arguing that the question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s relationship to the Enlightenment has been eclipsed and seriously distorted by his association with the French Revolution, Graeme Garrard presents the first book-length case that shows Rousseau as the pivotal figure in the emergence of Counter-Enlightenment thought. Viewed in the context in which he actually lived and wrote—...(Read More)
 
 
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought (October 2002)
Abraham Melamed - Author
Lenn E. Goodman - Edited with a foreword by

Illustrates Plato’s theory of the philosopher-king in the context of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thought.

This original treatment of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thinkers expands the scope of Jewish philosophy and adds new depth to our understanding of Jewish culture of the period. While medieval Christian political philosophy was based on Aristotle’s Politics, Muslim and Jewish philosophy adh...(Read More)
 
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