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  • Bottom of the Ninthby Michael Shapiro

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 19.99

    Fifty years ago, as baseball faced crises on and off the field, two larger-than-life figures took center stage, each on a quest to reinvent the national pastime In the late 1950s, baseball was under siege. Up-and-coming cities that wanted teams of their own were being rebuffed by the owners, and in response Congress was threatening to revoke... more...

  • A Sense of Placeby Michael Shapiro

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 18.95

    Great writers inspire readers to head out in search of foreign sunsets, but in this instance, they inspired travel writer Michael Shapiro to head out for the great writers themselves. A Sense of Place is one writer's journey to visit all the heroes who have motivated him to pack a pen and toothbrush, to find out where they live, why they chose... more...

  • Genre and the Cityby Michael Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book?s chapters analyze aspects of urban politics with a combination of critical thinking (influenced by Walter Benjamin, Jacques Ranciere, Henri Lefebvre, and Achille Mbembe, among others) and readings of artistic genres (film, literature, and architecture). The coverage of cities includes, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Nairobi, Boston, Berlin and... more...

  • Methods and Nationsby Michael J. Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    Methods and Nations critiques one of the primary deployments of twentieth-century social science: comparative politics whose major focus has been "nation-building" in the "Third World," often attempting to universalize and render self-evident its own practices. International relations theorists, unable to resist the "cognitive imperialism" of a state-centric... more...

  • For Moral Ambiguityby Michael J. Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50

    Under the banner of family values, a war of more than words is being waged. At stake is the control of contemporary national culture?and the consciousness of succeeding generations. Michael J. Shapiro enters the fray with this galvanizing book, which exposes the assumptions, misconceptions, and historical inaccuracies that mark the neoconservative... more...

  • Reading the Postmodern Polityby Michael J. Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 57.00

    Offers the first demonstration by a political theorist of how textuality is inherent to political practice. more...

  • Violent Cartographiesby Michael J. Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    Using literary and film analyses to elucidate his themes, Michael J. Shapiro explores the significance of war in contemporary society and its connections to the geographical imaginary. more...

  • Cinematic Geopoliticsby Michael J. Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    In recent years, film has been one of the major genres within which the imaginaries involved in mapping the geopolitical world have been represented and reflected upon. In this book, one of America's foremost theorists of culture and politics treats those aspects of the "geopolitical aesthetic" that must be addressed in light of both the post... more...

  • The Time of the Cityby Michael J Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    The Time of the City is a trans-disciplinary work with a focus on genre-city relationships as they articulate the micropolitics of urban life in diverse cities. Shifting the territorial emphasis of political studies from the mosaic of states to the global network of cities, the book draws on urban theory rather than traditional forms of official... more...

  • Deforming American Political Thoughtby Michael J. Shapiro

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 40.00

    By affirming the relativity of the American historical imagination, political theorist Michael J. Shapiro offers a powerful polemic against ethnocentric interpretations of American culture and politics. Deforming American Political Thought analyzes issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence... more...