Critical Theory

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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.

Before Identity

Aims to introduce a greater degree of theoretical rigor to the discipline of Japan studies as a whole.

The Voice of Misery

A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.

Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education

By Tyson E. Lewis
Subjects: Education

A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.

Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura

By Saladdin Ahmed
Subjects: Philosophy

Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.

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.

Boundary Lines

Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.

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.

The Last Fortress of Metaphysics

Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.

The Split God

Offers a critical Pentecostal philosophy of God that challenges orthodox Christianity.

Confrontational Citizenship

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.

For Foucault

Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.

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.

Inner Experience

Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.

Redeeming Words

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.

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.

The American Optic

Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.

Representing Segregation

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.

Reading Ricoeur

Edited by David M. Kaplan
Subjects: Philosophy

Introduces readers to the work of Paul Ricoeur, one of the twentieth century’s leading philosophers.

Adorno

Examines the role of experience within Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology.

Sartre and Adorno

Systematic comparison of Sartre and Adorno that focuses on their theories of the subject.

Surplus

Maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of the line of thought from Spinoza to Marx.

Speaking from Elsewhere

By José Medina
Subjects: Philosophy

Develops a contextualist view of identity, agency, and discursive practices.

On Jameson

Edited by Caren Irr & Ian Buchanan
Subjects: Philosophy

Offers an interrogation of Jameson's critical legacy.

Aftereffects of Knowledge in Modernity

By Martin Leet
Subjects: Philosophy

Examines the relations among knowledge, politics, aesthetics, and individuality.

Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment

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.

Process, Praxis, and Transcendence

Presents a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and acts as a critique of neo-imperialism.

Masocriticism

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 ...

Friedrich Holderlin

Edited and translated by Thomas Pfau
Subjects: Philosophy

Holderlin'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 ...