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Deconstruction

  • 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...

  • Politics of Deconstructionby Susanne Lüdemann

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    The book offers a new introduction to Jacques Derrida and to Deconstruction as an important strand of Continental Philosophy. From his early writings on phenomenology and linguistics to his later meditations on war, terrorism, and justice, Jacques Derrida (1930?2004) achieved prominence on an international scale by addressing as many different audiences... more...

  • Alienationby Rahel Jaeggi; Frederick Neuhouser; Alan E. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor during the post-metaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Jaeggi draws on phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, along with recent work in the analytical tradition, to reconceive of alienation as the absence of a meaningful... more...