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Struck by Apollo
Retraces Hölderlin's journeys to Bordeaux and back in 1801–02, explaining why they are turning points in the great poet's life.
Italian Trans Geographies
Provides a remapping of Italian and Italian American culture by retracing trans and gender-variant experiences within Italy and along diasporic routes.
Phenomenology in an African Context
The first edited collection to offer a systematic introduction to African phenomenology.
Explores the various ways in which poetic and philosophical writing meet in texts by, and on, Paul Celan.
Poetics of the Local
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
Party Switching in Israel
Analyzes the history of legislative party switching and its regulation in the Israeli Knesset.
Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
This Side of Philosophy
Assesses a distinct style of thinking in twentieth-century Spanish writing, one in which literature plays a central role in reaching behind philosophy to essential sources of life and meaning.
Explores the potential for a novel philosophy of history to be uncovered by tracing the connections between Giorgio Agamben's work (theoretical practice) and contemporary art (artistic practice).
A Double Burden
Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.
Making the Public Service Millennial
Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
Myth and Authority
Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Jewish Women and the Defense of Palestine
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
Explores Italian filmmakers' representations of China and the Chinese, both at home and abroad.
The Future of the World Is Open
Conversations with prominent Italian feminist thinkers Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, and Adriana Cavaero, as well as three essays - appearing in English for the first time - by author, journalist, and renown political figure Rossana Rossanda.
The Split Time
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
Event of Signature
In dialogue with Derrida, formulates a new philosophical problem - a complex aporia that underlines the topic of the handwritten as a sign of legal identification.
The Nation or the Ummah
Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
All the World Is Awry
Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā’ al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.
Philosophy, Mysticism, and the Political
Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.
The Last Noble Gendarme
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future
Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.
The Fatah-Hamas Rift
Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.
Fourteen Italian philosophers reflect on how the global experience of vulnerability and precariousness—of which the Covid-19 pandemic is but one example—compels us to rethink life and collective living.
Return to Point Zero
Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.
Through the Periscope
Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.
Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Barcelona, City of Comics
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation
Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.
Premises and Problems
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Reading, Wanting, and Broken Economics
Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.
Shadows in the City of Light
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
The Anonymity of a Commentator
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
Flesh of My Flesh
Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.
The Land beyond the Border
Uses an innovative theoretical framework to comparatively explore the dynamics of state expansion and contraction in Syria (1976-2005), Morocco (since 1975), and Israel (since 1967).
Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers
A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
This Bridge Called My Back, Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Fortieth anniversary edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.
Medicine Is War
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
Holidays of the Revolution
Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Citizenship and Service
Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.
Critique in German Philosophy
Traces a conceptual history of critique in German philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present.
Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.
The Play of Light
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
Investigates Turkey and Israel's contrasting treatment of religion and demonstrates how this treatment has had a significant impact on these countries' democratic performance.
Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.
Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.
Pharmapolitics in Russia
Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.
The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Analyzes the Israel-Palestinian conflict by looking at its interactions with seven regional and global powers and the way the conflict is framed at the international level.
The Hebrew Orient
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
Complex Effects of International Relations
Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.
Dante and the Legibility of the Universe: Facts and Narratives
Argues that the Divine Comedy dramatizes the risks and rewards of competing narratives, or different ways of reading.
Boy-Wives and Female Husbands
A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World
Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.
Kept from All Contagion
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
Reconstructing the Civic
Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
China in Ethiopia
Examines China’s involvement in Ethiopia as the latter embarks on modernization and economic development.
An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray
A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.
Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater
An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.
The Repose of the Spirits
Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.
Bergson and History
Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.
An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.
The Art of Jihad
Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.
The Autobiography of a Language
Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.
Genealogies of the Secular
Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.
The Holocaust and Masculinities
Critically assesses the experiences of men in the Holocaust.
The First Zionist Congress
An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.
Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.
Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran
Bridges Western and non-Western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadance in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.
Psychoanalysis and Repetition
Addresses unconscious repetition, a concept that is crucial to an understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.
The Cudgel and the Caress
Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.
Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory
First book in English to offer a thorough introduction to key concepts and figures in Spanish feminist thought.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
Signatures of Struggle
A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.
Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom
Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.
The Battle over a Civil State
Traces the genealogy of the Western philosophic concept of the civil state, how that concept was assimilated into Egyptian political thought, and how it affected the 2013 coup against President Mursi.
The Pen Confronts the Sword
Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.
Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality in France
An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
An Archive of the Catastrophe
Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.
A Turbulent South Africa
Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.
Repentance and the Return to God
The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.
Hearts and Minds
Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.
Water and Power in Past Societies
Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project
An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.
A Queer Way Out
Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.
A State Is Born
Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
A fascinating collection of essays and conversations on the changing nature of language.
The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.
Cultural Journeys into the Arab World
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.
Adventures in Phenomenology
Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.
Walāyah in the Fāṭimid Ismāʿīlī Tradition
Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.
Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.