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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Methodby Michael J. Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This groundbreaking and innovative text addresses the deep ontological and epistemological commitments that underpin conventional positivist methods and then demonstrates how "method" can be understood in much broader and more interesting ways. Drawing on a broad range of philosophical and methodological theory as well as a wide variety of artistic... more...

  • War Crimes, Atrocity and Justiceby Michael J. Shapiro

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    What do we know about war crimes and justice? What are the discursive practices through which the dominant images of war crimes, atrocity and justice are understood? In this wide ranging text, Michael J. Shapiro contrasts the justice-related imagery of the war crimes trial (for example the solitary, headphone-wearing defendant at the Hague listening... 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...