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Critical Theory from the Margins
Putting at work a negative pedagogy centered around learning from unlearning, problematizes and boldly challenges today's culturalist discourses, camouflaged racisms, and masked fascisms.
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education
A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.
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.
Ideologies of Forgetting
First book to study rape and sexual abuse of Vietnamese women by U. S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Herman Melville and the American Calling
Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”
Race after Sartre
Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.
When Play Was Play
A celebration of childhood pick-up games.
Essays explore a wide range of contemporary feminist mothering practices.
Taking South Park Seriously
Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show.
Olympic Industry Resistance
A critical look at the Olympics in the postbribery, post-9/11 era, particularly at consequences for host cities and so-called “Olympic education” for schoolchildren.
American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization
Connects the American exceptionalist ethos to the violence in Vietnam and the Middle East.
Argues that the environmental crisis is symptomatic of much deeper crises in modern civilization.
Landscapes of Abandonment
Examines the relationship of modern life, including modern capitalism, to feelings and phenomena of abandonment.
Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory
Discusses the reasons for the decline of the cultural influence of psychoanalysis.
Provides a reading of Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms in the context of contemporary continental philosophy.
Addresses recent perspectives central to the interpretation and criticism of Dewey’s philosophy.
Language and Liberation
Gathers authors with different backgrounds and methods to advance feminist discussions of the relation between language and women's oppression, suggesting promising new directions for further research.
Speeding to the Millennium
Intersperses headline events, popular film, postmodern theory, and fictional vignettes in order to capture the elusive cultural imaginary of our twentieth-century fin de siecle.
Zones of Contention
Addresses the questions: What might be the role of the artist in the 21st century? How essential is art to the psychic and political well-being of American society?
Using a "cultural studies" approach to the question of what constitutes literary study at the end of the twentieth century, the contributors address identity politics in specific cultural instances.
Fear, Truth, Writing
This book describes and examines the fear of exposure one faces when creating for cultural consumption. Examining the work of Cixous, Foucault, Irigaray, Spinoza, Hegel, Hakim Bey, Heidegger, Kathy Acker, ...
It Looks At You
This is a study of the "returned gaze" from the cinema screen, demonstrating that the films that we watch watch us, guide us, control our gaze, and enforce societal codes.
Culture and the King
This book focuses on how and why various cultures have appropriated the story of King Arthur. It is about re-vision, how cultures alter inherited texts and are, in turn, changed by them, and it deals ...
Home and its Dislocations in Nineteenth-Century France
The nineteenth century witnessed an unprecedented social restructuring that disrupted traditional notions of people and place, country and city, private and public spheres. The break with the old order ...
Mysteries of Attention
The Mysteries of Attention explores the principles of selection through which the nature of human attention is established and delineates the modes, forms, measures, and motifs of attention. It is a literary/philosophical ...