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  • 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

    Drawing on and engaging with a wide range of political and philosophical theory, as well as a numerous films from established classics like the Deer Hunter and the Fog of War , Michael J. Shapiro analyzes those aspects of the ?geopolitical aesthetic? that must be addressed in light of both the post cold war and post 9/11 world and contemporary... more...

  • The Time of the Cityby Michael J Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    Engaging with critical theory, poststructuralist perspectives, cultural studies, film theory and urban studies, the book provides stunning insights into the micropolitics of ethnicity, identity, security, subjectivity and sovereignty. more...

  • Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Methodby Michael J. Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    This groundbreaking and innovative text demonstrates how "method" can be understood in much broader and more interesting ways. more...

  • Civilization and Violenceby Cristina Rojas; Michael J. Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 72.00

    Civilization and violence are not necessarily the antagonists we presume?with civilization taming violence, and violence unmaking civilization. Focusing on postindependence Colombia, this book brings to light the ways in which violence and civilization actually intertwined and reinforced each other in the development of postcolonial capitalism. more...

  • Death by a Thousand Cutsby Michael J. Graetz; Ian Shapiro

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    This fast-paced book by Yale professors Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro unravels the following mystery: How is it that the estate tax, which has been on the books continuously since 1916 and is paid by only the wealthiest two percent of Americans, was repealed in 2001 with broad bipartisan support? The mystery is all the more striking because the repeal... more...

  • The New Violent Cartographyby Samson Opondo; Michael J. Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    This edited volume will collect a number of essays which propose and examines different though related critical responses to modern cultures of war among other cultural practices of statecraft. Taken together, these essays present a space of creative engagement with the political and draw on a broad range of cultural contexts and genres of expressions... more...