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Deconstruction

  • There Are Two Sexesby Antoinette Fouque; Sylvina Boissonnas; Catherine Porter

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Antoinette Fouque cofounded the Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (MLF) in France in 1968 and spearheaded its celebrated “Psychanalyse et Politique,? a research group that informed the cultural and intellectual heart of French feminism. Rather than reject Freud?s discoveries on the pretext of their phallocentrism, Fouque sought to enrich his thought... more...

  • Understanding Poststructuralismby James Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Understanding Poststructuralism presents a lucid guide to some of the most exciting and controversial ideas in contemporary thought. This is the first introduction to poststructuralism through its major theorists - Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Lyotard, Kristeva - and their central texts. Each chapter takes the reader through a key text, providing detailed... more...

  • Cloud of the Impossibleby Catherine Keller

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    What generates the cloud of the impossible is what becomes possible in the very face of what appears to be impossible, whether it be radical democracy or the reversal of climate change. The experience of the impossible peaked at the end of the last century—politically, sexually, economically, and ecologically. The dream of progress became the trauma... more...

  • American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevensby Mark Noble

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    In American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevens, Mark Noble examines writers who rethink the human in material terms. more...

  • What Is Philosophy?by Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; Janis Tomlinson; Graham Burchell III

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Called by many France's foremost philosopher, Gilles Deleuze is one of the leading thinkers in the Western World. His acclaimed works and celebrated collaborations with Félix Guattari have established him as a seminal figure in the fields of literary criticism and philosophy. The long-awaited publication of What is Philosophy? in English marks the... more...

  • What Does Europe Want?by Slavoj ?i?ek; Srecko Horvat

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Slavoj ?i?ek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe?s growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To general observers, the European Union?s economic woes appear... more...

  • 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...

  • Reappraisalsby Tony Judt

    Random House 2014; US$ 19.18

    In Reappraisals award-winning historian Tony Judt argues that we have entered an 'age of forgetting' where we have set aside our immediate past even before we could make sense of it. We have lost touch with generations of international policy debate, social thought and public spirited social activism - and no longer even know how to discuss such... more...