The Eclipse of the Utopias of Labor brings together a series of essays bridging intellectual history and the history of the body tracing the shift from the eighteenth-century concept of man as machine to the late twentieth-century concept of digital organisms. The book looks at the rise and decline of “the great utopias of labor” in the first half of the twentieth century.
Possibilities responds to recent calls to imaginatively and creatively theorize an otherwise by showing how collaboration between an anthropologist and a political movement of marginalized peoples – the anti-drug war movement – can disclose new possibilities for being and acting politically.
Calling into question the Cold War perspective that continued to permeate analyses of radicalism long after the fall of the Soviet Union, this study examines young Depression-Era radicals’ worldview—a worldview developed from the epicenter of young radical activism and ideology: New York City college campuses.
How is political change possible when even the most radical revolutions only reproduce sovereign power? Via the analysis of the contradictory meanings of stasis, Vardoulakis argues that the opportunity for political change is located in the agonistic relation between sovereignty and democracy and thus demands a radical rethinking.
Through close readings of literary and cultural texts, proposes to recalibrate readings of Francophone Maghrebi literature and their critical methodologies in light of Mediterranean Studies.
Seeks to understand the prevailing conception of government in the light of an important transformation in the idea of politics brought about by Christianity.
Edited by Michael Syrotinski
A witty, philosophically-informed, and openly polemical critique by Barbara Cassin of Google that looks at Google’s claims to organize knowledge, and its alleged ethical basis. This critique goes to the heart of the assumed benefits to humanity of increasingly advanced internet technology.
The Bread of the Strong investigates the origins, development, and migration of a Roman Catholic retreat movement founded by Onésime Lacouture, SJ. Although suppressed in its original host region of Québec, it migrated to the United States, thanks largely to John Hugo’s advocacy, and critically influenced Dorothy Day’s spiritual development.
For more than seven decades, New York City and the United Nations have shared the island of Manhattan, living and working together in a bond that has been likened to a long marriage—both tempestuous...
Edited by Flor Méchain
Jean-Luc Nancy discusses his life’s work with Pierre-Philippe Jandin. As Nancy looks back on his philosophical texts, he thinks anew about democracy, community, jouissance, love, Christianity, and the arts.
This book is a celebratory history, marking 25 years since the founding of the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC).
This book theorizes the extraordinary regimes of humanmental experience by putting the emphasis on poetry. Poetry grants us the ability to move beyond the very limitsof thought. This essay is at the interface of literary theory, cognitivescience and philosophy and is uniquely comparative, encompassing dozens ofdifferent traditions, from all continents, from Ancient times to now.
Finance Fictions examines the tension between psychosis and realism in thecontemporary finance novel and shows that compared to earlier instances of thegenre (Wolfe; Ellis), the 21st-century finance novel (Alger; Harris;Houellebecq; Lerner) develops a new realist approach to a contemporary economyof financial instruments and automated trading.
On the Nature of Marx’s Things traces to Marx’s earliest writings a Lucretianpractice that Lezra calls necrophilological translation.
Perhaps no function of the press is as important as being a watchdog over the government. Based on the first content analysis to focus specifically on accountability journalism nationally, this book shows how American newspapers held fast to the watchdog role in the digital age, despite financial and technological challenges.
This book examines the figure of the frontier (both bilateral border and open edge of civilization) both literally in Kant’s political writings, and figuratively in Critiques, developing via a reading of teleological judgment the concept of “interrupted teleology” as a reasoned but non-rationalistic response to rationalism.
Edited by Gareth Williams
In this book Roberto Esposito explores the conceptual trajectories of two of the twentieth century’s most vital thinkers of the political: Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. Taking Homer’s Iliad—that...
Edited by Jeff Fort
Jean-Luc Nancy provides an analysis of the anti-Semitic aspects of Heidegger’s recently published Black Notebooks. Nancy refers to a philosophical or “historial” anti-Semitism marked, nonetheless, by the “banality” of ordinary anti-Semitism pervading Europe. Heidegger’s thought is placed in the broader context of the European (especially Christian) impulse toward new beginnings.
Drawing on Winnicott and Hannah Arendt, Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair develops a lexicon for a political theory of public things. Indigenous activism, racial inequality, and democratic citizenship; care, concern, hope, and play all figure in readings of contemporary events and literary, film, and political theory (Tocqueville, Melville, von Trier).
Artifacts of Thinking is a collection of essays exploring a combination of the intellectual concerns and thoughts of Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch, and the methodological questions of how to treat unpublished writings and engaging with the private intellectual life of a highly public figure.
A collection of brief reflections on keywords related to energy, including the various substances and forces with which humans have produced energy, and their past, present, and future implications for values, politics, culture, and environment.
The book covers qualitative approaches that can be utilized by students and scholars in their research endeavors concerning social activism in contemporary society. Specifically, the book illustrates different strategies for using qualitative methods to observe activism within organizations, networks, events, and alternative media.
Sexagon examines how Muslim immigrants from North Africa—as well as their French descendants—have had their level of assimilation to French Culture evaluated according to their attitudes about gender and sexuality. Mack contends that French Arab and Muslim minorities have had their French-ness rejected not because of any linguistic or civic barrier, but rather due to their perceived inadequacy at the level of sexual liberation.
In The Techne of Giving, Timothy Campbell elaborates a notion of generosity as way of responding to contemporary biopower. Reading films from Visconti, Rossellini, and Antonioni, he both updates their political lexicon while adopting them as models able to push back against neoliberal forms of gift-giving.
This book proposes the “formless” as a way of thinking through the impasses of contemporary politics. The writing of the formless, as it can be traced in the work of Lezama Lima and the Cuban Revolution, is the point of departure in thinking through the relationship between politics and time.