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Deconstruction

  • Teresa, My Loveby Julia Kristeva; Lorna Scott Fox

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, Teresa, My Love follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint Teresa of Avila and becomes consumed with charting her life. Traveling to Spain, Leclercq, Kristeva?s probing alterego, visits the sites and... more...

  • The Philosopher's Plantby Michael Marder; Mathilde Roussel

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and... more...

  • Love and Warby Tom Digby

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions to fight actual wars. These are among the fascinating discoveries Tom Digby shares in Love and War, which describes the making and manipulation... more...

  • Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Fatherby Richard Katrovas

    Three Rooms Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    A provocative collection of personal and political essays by an American writer, Raising Girls in Bohemia chronicles the life of a father raising three perfectly bilingual, culturally bifurcated, Czech-American daughters. While tracing what fatherhood has taught him about the world, Katrovas delves into a range of intricately related yet far-flung... more...

  • (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophyby Jernej Habjan; Jessica Whyte

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    (Mis)readings of Marx In Continental Philosophy reflects on the way major European philosophers related to the work of Karl Marx. It brings together leading and emerging critical theorists to address the readings of Marx offered by Benjamin, Adorno, Arendt, Althusser, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Negri, Badiou, Agamben, Rancière, Latour and ?i?ek.... more...

  • Critical Theory to Structuralismby David Ingram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Philosophy in the middle of the 20th Century, between 1920 and 1968, responded to the cataclysmic events of the time. Thinkers on the Right turned to authoritarian forms of nationalism in search of stable forms of collective identity, will, and purpose. Thinkers on the Left promoted egalitarian forms of humanism under the banner of international communism.... more...

  • Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generationby Alan D. Schrift

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    "Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation" analyses the major themes and developments in a period that brought continental philosophy to the forefront of scholarship in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines and that set the agenda for philosophical thought on the continent and elsewhere from the 1960s to the present.... more...

  • After Poststructuralismby Rosi Braidotti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The end of the Cold War revitalised continental philosophy and, more particularly, interest in it from outside philosophy. "After Poststructuralism: Transitions and Transformations" analyses the main developments in continental philosophy between 1980-1995, a time of great upheaval and profound social change. The volume ranges across the birth of postmodernism,... more...

  • Starve and Immolateby Banu Bargu

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Through an innovative approach that weaves together contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Starve and Immolate analyzes the death... more...

  • Interspecies Ethicsby Cynthia Willett

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Interspecies Ethics explores animals? vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian justice and cosmopolitan peace, challenging the human exceptionalism that drives modern moral theory. Situating biosocial ethics firmly within... more...