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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.
Critiques of Theology
Argues that the modern practice of critique emerged out of religious traditions and can in many ways be traced back to them.
Returning to Judgment
Explores the importance of political judgment in the work of Bernard Stiegler, and argues his approach to judgment marks an important break with continental political thought.
Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.
The Split Time
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
Literature and Skepticism
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
The Dialectics of Global Justice
Draws on Marx and the first-generation Frankfurt School to make the case that cosmopolitanism must become a postcapitalist political theory.
A study of Hu Feng as a literary critic and case study on how intellectual work can respond to political pressure.
Aims to introduce a greater degree of theoretical rigor to the discipline of Japan studies as a whole.
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education
A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.
The Voice of Misery
A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura
Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.
The Little Crystalline Seed
Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.
Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature
Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.
Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely
An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts.
The Split God
Offers a critical Pentecostal philosophy of God that challenges orthodox Christianity.
The Last Fortress of Metaphysics
Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.
Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.
Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.
The Politics of Unreason
The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.
The Other Side of Pedagogy
Delineates Lacan’s theory of the four discourses as a practical framework through which faculty can reflect on where their students are, developmentally, and where they might go.
Imagining Modern Democracy
Examines democracy in the Philippines using the political thought of Jürgen Habermas.
Happiness as Enterprise
Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.
Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.
Probing study of how literature can redeem the revelatory, redemptive powers of language.
In the Spirit of Critique
Offers a new perspective on the political significance of the Hegelian dialectical legacy.
Being, Time, Bios
A psychoanalytic theory of biopolitics.
Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition
Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.
The Idolatry of the Actual
Reinvigorates Jürgen Habermas’ early critical theory.
Africa Writes Back to Self
Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.
The American Optic
Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.
Examines racial segregation in literature and the cultural legacy of the Jim Crow era.
A World of Fragile Things
Psychoanalytic perspective on what Western philosophers from Socrates to Foucault have called “the art of living.”
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. ”
Toward a Political Philosophy of Race
Examines how liberal society enables racism and other forms of discrimination.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
Introduces readers to the work of Paul Ricoeur, one of the twentieth century’s leading philosophers.
Examines the role of experience within Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology.
Desire of the Analysts
Explores psychoanalytic approaches to cultural studies.
Maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of the line of thought from Spinoza to Marx.
Speaking from Elsewhere
Develops a contextualist view of identity, agency, and discursive practices.
The first volume to critically engage the work of Andrew Feenberg.
The Promise of Memory
Argues for a closer connection between memories of injustice and promises of justice as a means to overcome violence.
Aftereffects of Knowledge in Modernity
Examines the relations among knowledge, politics, aesthetics, and individuality.
Ricoeur's Critical Theory
The first book-length treatment of Paul Ricoeur's conception of philosophy as critical theory.
Sees Rousseau as the father of Counter-Enlightenment thought.
Between Reason and History
The first book-length treatment in English of Habermas’s theory of social evolution and progress.
Rethinking the Communicative Turn
Assesses linguistic versus aesthetic visions of critical theory and their capacity to contribute to the analysis of contemporary democratic society.
Art, Alienation, and the Humanities
Illustrates how Marcuse's theory sheds new light on current debates in both education and society involving issues of multiculturalism, postmodernism, civic education, the "culture wars," critical thinking, and critical literacy.
Provocative, inventive, and at times outrageous essays on literary theory, philosophy, and cultural criticism.
The Actuality of Adorno
Brings together some of the most prominent and influential contemporary interpreters of Adorno's work in a wide-ranging collection of essays that explores Adorno's relation to themes and problems in postmodern thought.
Critical Theory and Educational Research
Applies European critical theory to North American educational research.
Social Theory and Education
This book summarizes and critiques theories of social and cultural reproduction as they relate to sociology of education.
Inflected Language: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nearness
Proposes to rethink the ontological and ethical dimensions of language by rereading Heidegger’s work and by engaging Levinas’ ethics and contemporary poetics.
The Play of the Self
This interdisciplinary study explores the relationship between play and mimesis in the constitution and dissolution of the individual and social self. The volume is divided into three sections, the first ...
Hölderlin's essays and letters constitute essential documents for an understanding of the transitional period from neo-classical poetics to what can only be characterized as a unique and, in its frequently ...