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Deconstruction

  • Modernity and Crisis in the Thought of Michel Foucaultby Matan Oram

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Few studies of Foucault have examined his thought from a sustained interdisciplinary perspective. Through the interpretative prism of the concept of the ?Totality of Reason?, this book suggests an original analytical reading of Foucault's thought. This book addresses Foucault?s characterizations of the Enlightenment, asking whether the developmental... more...

  • Heideggerby Jacques Derrida; Geoffrey Bennington

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Few philosophers held greater fascination for Jacques Derrida than Martin Heidegger, and in this book we get an extended look at Derrida?s first real encounters with him. Delivered over nine sessions in 1964 and 1965 at the École Normale Supérieure, these lectures offer a glimpse of the young Derrida first coming to terms with the German philosopher... more...

  • Hunting Girlsby Kelly Oliver

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Katniss Everdeen ( The Hunger Games ), Bella Swan ( Twilight ), Tris Prior ( Divergent ), and other strong and resourceful characters have decimated the fairytale archetype of the helpless girl waiting to be rescued. Giving as good as they get, these young women access reserves of aggression to liberate themselvesbut who truly benefits? By meeting... more...

  • Through Vegetal Beingby Luce Irigaray; Michael Marder

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Blossoming from a correspondence between Luce Irigaray and Michael Marder, Through Vegetal Being is an intense personal, philosophical, and political meditation on the significance of the vegetal for our lives, our ways of thinking, and our relations with human and nonhuman beings. The vegetal world has the potential to rescue our planet and our... more...

  • Coming to Our Sensesby Dierdra Reber

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Coming to Our Senses positions affect, or feeling, as our new cultural compass, ordering the parameters and possibilities of what can be known. From Facebook likes? to Coca-Cola loves,? from emotional intelligence? in business to emotional contagion? in social media, affect has become the primary catalyst of global culture, displacing reason as the... more...

  • Reimagining the Sacredby Richard Kearney; Jens Zimmermann

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the other, we deny the sacred altogether and exclude religion from rational thought and behavior. But is there a third way for those who wish to rediscover... more...

  • Culture and Eurocentrismby Qadri Ismail

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    A postcolonialist reading of the deployment of the concept of culture in literature, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies. It argues that modernity as understood in the Anglo-US episteme is structured around eurocentrism. more...

  • Oxi: An Act of Resistanceby Ken McMullen; Martin McQuillan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 23.99

    An original screenplay inspired by Sophocles? Antigone, retold through the contemporary Greek crisis and modern European philosophy. more...

  • Plant Theoryby Jeffrey Nealon

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    In our age of ecological disaster, this book joins the growing philosophical literature on vegetable life to ask how our present debates about biopower and animal studies change if we take plants as a linchpin for thinking about biopolitics. Logically enough, the book uses animal studies as a way into the subject, but it does so in unexpected ways.... more...

  • Algerian Imprintsby Brigitte Weltman-Aron

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on the very basis of dissensus. In a rare comparison of these authors? writings, this book shows how Cixous and Djebar consistently reclaim for ethical... more...