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  • Genre and the (Post-)Communist Womanby Florentina C.Andreescu; Michael J. Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist societies and on its transformation resulting from the political, economic, and social changes specific to the post-communist social and political... more...

  • 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 the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 34.95

    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...