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Deconstruction

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Trace of God: Derrida and Religionby Edward Baring; Peter E. Gordon

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Derrida's writings on the question of religion have played a crucial role in the transformation of scholarly debate across the globe. The Trace of God provides a compact introduction to this debate. It considers Derrida's fraught relationship to Judaism and his Jewish identity, broaches the question of Derrida's relation to the Western... more...

  • Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstructionby Kevin Attell

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Agamben's thought has been viewed as descending primarily from the work of Heidegger, Benjamin, and, more recently, Foucault. This book complicates and expands that constellation by showing how throughout his career Agamben has consistently and closely engaged (critically, sympathetically, polemically, and often implicitly) the work of Derrida... more...