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PHILOSOPHY 2019 /2020

New and Noteworthy Titles

CO LU M BIA UN IVERSI T Y P R ESS C U P. C O L U M B I A . E D U


Letter from the Philosophy Editor: It is with great pleasure that I present the Columbia University Press philosophy catalog for 2020. These books, which span subjects from aesthetics to ethics; critical life, environmental, and animal studies; Asian studies; philosophy of religion; and feminist, queer, critical, and political theory, reflect the interdisciplinary and global approach of our list and exemplify the quality of scholarship that we value. Among the many outstanding titles in this year’s wide-ranging catalog, several deserve special notice. We are proud to present Wendy Brown’s In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West, which argues convincingly that apocalyptic populism, right-wing nationalism, and white male supremacy were no part of the neoliberal vision but rather unintended nihilistic side effects that may spell the end of democracy and with it the end of the world as we know it. Beef, Brahmins, and Broken Men is an annotated critical selection from the classic work on caste, The Untouchables, by B. R. Ambedkar. A Time for Critique, edited by Didier Fassin and Bernard Harcourt, reinvents critical thinking for a pluralistic world. And Nature and Value, edited by Akeel Bilgrami, is an interdisciplinary tour de force that asks, what are the implications if we ascribe value to the concept of nature? Other innovative projects include titles in the area of environmental humanities, Islamic philosophy, philosophy of mind, and film and media theory. The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds by Thom van Dooren examines five sites where crows and humans cohabit contested spaces and investigates the possibility of a multispecies ethics. Gendered Morality: Classical Islamic Ethics of the Self, Family, and Society by Zahra Ayubi reveals hidden resources for gender equality within the tradition’s hierarchical male cosmology. Morphing Intelligence: From IQ Measurement to Artificial Brains by Catherine Malabou analyzes the porous border between mind and machine. And Videophilosophy: The Perception of Time in Post-Fordism by Maurizio Lazzarato argues that digital technologies mark the transition to an unprecedented commodification of the self. More exciting books to consider: Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis by Noëlle McAfee explains the psychological underpinnings of intractable contemporary politics and how democratic practices can help in their resolution. The Perils of the One by Stathis Gourgouris offers a philosophical anthropology of our desire to subject ourselves to a sovereign or a deity. After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China by Howard Chiang traces the influence of transsexuality on Chinese conceptions of sex. I am sure that you will find much to enjoy and ponder in these pages. I, and my colleagues at Columbia University Press, look forward to continuing our dialogue. Wendy Lochner Publisher, Philosophy, Religion, Political Theory, Animal and Critical Life Studies


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Nature and Value

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Edited by Akeel Bilgrami

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Ordering Information............................31 Manuscript queries and proposals can be sent to Wendy Lochner (wl2003@columbia.edu).

For a complete listing of Columbia’s titles or for more information about any book in this catalogue, visit our website: cup.columbia.edu. Most titles in this catalog published by Columbia University Press are available worldwide from the press. Titles published by Agenda Publishing, Transcript-Verlag, ibidem Press, Chinese University Press, Auteur Publishing, and Bielefeld University Press are available from Columbia only in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. To order titles from these publisher in other parts of the world, please contact the press directly.

This book brings together essays that individually and as a whole present a detailed and rigorous multidisciplinary exploration of the concept of nature and its wider ethical and political implications. The essays together present a revaluation of the natural world with a view to addressing some of the fundamental concerns of our time. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-19463-1 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-19462-4 January 2020 312 pages

The Wake of Crows Living and Dying in Shared Worlds Thom van Dooren

The Wake of Crows is an exploration of the entangled lives of humans and crows. Focusing on five key sites, Thom van Dooren asks how we might live well with crows in a changing world. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18282-9 2019 288 pages 32 photographs

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The Fall of the Wild

A Philosophy of the Insect

Extinction, De-Extinction, and the Ethics of Conservation

Jean-Marc Drouin Translated by Anne Trager

The philosopher and historian of science JeanMarc Drouin contends that insects pose a fundamental challenge to philosophy. Exploring the questions of what insects are and what scientific, aesthetic, ethical, and historical relationships they have with humanity, he argues that they force us to reconsider our ideas of the animal and the social. $85.00 / £66.00 cloth 978-0-231-17578-4

Ben A. Minteer

Ben A. Minteer examines the ethical dilemmas of species loss and recovery in an increasingly humandriven world. He probes the tension between our impulse to do whatever it takes and the risk of pursuing strategies that undermine our broader commitment to the preservation of wildness. $28.00 / £22.00 cloth 978-0-231-17778-8 2018 192 pages / 25 illus.

2019 240 pages

Writ in Water

Food Philosophy

Nina Selbst

David M. Kaplan

A Journey of Discovery

An Introduction

This book views the world through the rippling, complex lens of water. It reveals how this colorless, tasteless, and odorless substance has made such an impact on our bodies and our souls. $60.00 paper 978-3-8382-1244-9 2019 512 pages 110 illus.

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This book is an introduction to the philosophical dimensions of food. David M. Kaplan shows how the different branches of philosophy contribute to a broader understanding of food and emphasizes how different narratives help us navigate the complex world of food. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0231-16791-8 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0231-16790-1 November 2019 232 pages

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In the Ruins of Neoliberalism

Emancipation After Hegel

Wendy Brown

Todd McGowan

The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

Achieving a Contradictory Revolution

Wendy Brown explains the hard-right turn in Western politics. She argues that neoliberalism’s intensification of nihilism coupled with its accidental wounding of white-male supremacy generates an apocalyptic populism willing to destroy the world rather than endure a future in which this supremacy disappears. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-19385-6 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-19384-9

Simultaneously an introduction to Hegel and a fundamental reimagining of Hegel’s project, this book presents a radical Hegel for the twenty-first century. Todd McGowan contends that the revolutionary core of Hegel’s thought is contradiction. $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-19270-5 2019 270 pages

2019 264 pages

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Subaltern Social Groups

Capitalism on Edge

Edited and translated by Joseph A. Buttigieg and Marcus E. Green

Albena Azmanova

How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia

A Critical Edition of Prison Notebook 25 Antonio Gramsci

This volume presents the first complete translation of Antonio Gramsci’s notes on the concept of subalternity, including the prison notebook devoted to the theme of subaltern social groups. It includes a critical apparatus that clarifies Gramsci’s history, culture, and sources and contextualizes these ideas against his earlier writings and letters.

Capitalism on Edge offers a novel diagnosis of the current moment to reveal that the potential for sweeping transformation must come from an unexpected direction. Albena Azmanova demonstrates that capitalism is not on its deathbed, revolution is not in the cards, and utopianism cannot steer us toward a brighter future.

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American Immanence

I Am the People

Michael S. Hogue

Partha Chatterjee

Reflections on Popular Sovereignty Today

Democracy for an Uncertain World

American Immanence seeks to replace the dominant American political tradition, which has resulted in global social, economic, and environmental injustices, with a new form of political theology, its dominant feature a radical democratic politics. Michael S. Hogue explores the potential of a dissenting immanental tradition in American religion.

Partha Chatterjee reconsiders the concept of popular sovereignty in order to explain today’s dramatic outburst of movements claiming to speak for “the people.” To uncover the roots of populism, Chatterjee traces the twentieth-century trajectory of the welfare state and neoliberal reforms.

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Secularism and Cosmopolitanism

Secular Translations Nation-State, Modern Self, and Calculative Reason

Critical Hypotheses on Religion and Politics

Talal Asad

Étienne Balibar

In Secular Translations, anthropologist Talal Asad reflects on his lifelong engagement with secularism and its contradictions. He draws out the ambiguities in our concepts of the religious and the secular through a rich consideration of translatability and untranslatability. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-18987-3 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-18986-6 2018 232 pages

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Étienne Balibar explores the tensions between cosmopolitanism and secularism in order to advance a truly democratic and emancipatory cosmopolitanism, which requires a secularization of secularism. Going beyond circumscribed notions of religion and the public sphere, Secularism and Cosmopolitanism is a profound rethinking of identity and difference. $28.00 / £22.00 cloth 978-0-231-16860-1 2018 288 pages

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The Habermas-Rawls Debate

Political Categories

Thinking Beyond Concepts

James Gordon Finlayson

Michael Marder

Michael Marder proposes a new methodology for political science and philosophy, one he terms “categorial thinking.” Under this lens, the political appears not as a singular concept but as a family of categories, allowing room for new, plural, and often antagonistic ideas about the state, the people, sovereignty, and power. $30.00 /£24.00 paper 978-0-231-18869-2

In the 1990s, Jürgen Habermas and John Rawls had a famous exchange in the Journal of Philosophy. In this book, James Gordon Finlayson examines the Habermas-Rawls debate in context and considers its wider implications. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-16411-5 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-16410-8 2019 312 pages

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The Experience of Injustice

A Time for Critique Edited by Didier Fassin and Bernard E. Harcourt

A Theory of Recognition Emmanuel Renault

Translated by Richard A. Lynch

In A Time for Critique, Didier Fassin, Bernard E. Harcourt, and a group of eminent political theorists, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, literary and legal scholars reflect on the multiplying contexts and forms of critical discourses and on the social actors and social movements engaged in them.

In The Experience of Injustice, the French philosopher Emmanuel Renault opens an important new chapter in critical theory. Inspired by Axel Honneth, Renault argues that a radicalized version of Honneth’s ethics of recognition can provide a systematic alternative to the liberal-democratic projects of such thinkers as Rawls and Habermas.

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2019 304 pages

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Naming Violence

Avicenna and the Aristotelian Left

A Critical Theory of Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism

Ernst Bloch

Translated by Loren Goldman and

Mathias Thaler

Peter Thompson

Ernst Bloch gives a striking account of materialism that traces emancipatory elements of modern thought to medieval Islamic philosophers’ encounter with Aristotle. He argues that the great medieval Islamic philosopher Avicenna (Ibn Sina) planted the seeds of a radical materialism still relevant for critical theory today. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17535-7 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-17534-0 2018 144 pages

In Naming Violence, Mathias Thaler articulates a novel perspective on the study of violence that demonstrates why the imagination matters for political theory. His analysis of the politics of naming charts a middle ground between moralism and realism, arguing that political theory ought to question whether our existing vocabulary enables us to properly identify, understand, and respond to violence. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18814-2

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Genealogies of Terrorism

Queer Terror

Life, Death, and Desire in the Settler Colony

Revolution, State Violence, Empire

C. Heike Schotten

Verena ErlenbuschAnderson

Tracing pratices of terrorism from the French Revolution to late imperial Russia, colonized Algeria, and the post-9/11 United States, Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson examines what we do when we name something terrorism. She offers an important corrective to attempts to develop universal definitions that assure semantic consistency and provide normative certainty, showing that terrorism means many different things and serves a wide range of political purposes.

After September 11, 2001, George W. Bush declared, “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” Bush’s assertion encapsulates the civilizationalist moralism that has always motivated and defined the United States, linking the War on Terror to the nation’s settlement and founding. C. Heike Schotten provides an anatomy of this moralism, arguing for a new interpretation of biopolitics focused on sovereignty and desire rather than racism and biology. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18747-3

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2018 272 pages

2018 296 pages

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The Practice of Political Theory

Critical Theory at a Crossroads

Clayton Chin

Edited by Stijn De Cauwer

Rorty and Continental Thought

Clayton Chin illustrates the significance of Richard Rorty’s thought for contemporary political thinking, casting his conception of “philosophy as cultural politics” as a resource for new models of sociopolitical criticism. He juxtaposes Rorty’s pragmatism with the ontological turn, illuminating them as alternative interventions in the current debate over the crisis of foundations in philosophy. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-17398-8 2018 312 pages

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Conversations on Resistance in Times of Crisis

Critical Theory at a Crossroads presents conversations with prominent theorists about the crises that have marked the past years, the protest movements that have risen up in response, and the use of the term crisis in political discourse. Contributors spar over crucial developments in these past years of catastrophe and the calamity of everyday life under capitalism, and ultimately shed light on how crises and the discourse of crisis can both obscure and reveal fundamental aspects of modern societies. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18679-7

$105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18678-0 2018 256 pages

The Return of Work in Critical Theory

Facebook Society Losing Ourselves in Sharing Ourselves

Self, Society, Politics

Christophe Dejours, Jean-Philippe Deranty, Emmanuel Renault, and Nicholas H. Smith

Roberto Simanowski

Translated by Susan H. Gillespie

Roberto Simanowski takes Facebook as a starting point to investigate our social-media society and its insidious consequences for our concept of the self. Presenting a creative, philosophically informed perspective that speaks to a shared reality, Facebook Society asks us to come to terms with the networked world.

This book presents a new account of the significance and the human costs of work. A collaboration between experts in philosophy, social theory, and clinical psychology, it brings together empirical research with incisive analysis of work’s political stakes to present a diagnosis of the pathologies of contemporary work and propose powerful remedies.

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2018 296 pages

2018 248 pages

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The Limits of Tolerance

Out of the Dark Night Essays on Decolonization

Enlightenment Values and Religious Fanaticism

Achille Mbembe

Denis Lacorne

Denis Lacorne traces the emergence of the modern notion of religious tolerance in order to rethink how we should respond to its contemporary tensions. He defends the Enlightenment concept against recent attempts to circumscribe it, arguing that without it a pluralistic society cannot survive. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18714-5 2019 296 pages

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In Out of the Dark Night, Achille Mbembe offers a rich analysis of the paradoxes of the postcolonial moment that points toward new liberatory models of community and humanity. In a nuanced consideration of the African experience, Mbembe makes sweeping interventions into debates about citizenship, identity, democracy, and modernity. He ranges across European and African thought to provide a powerful assessment of common ways of writing and thinking about Africa. $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-16028-5 February 2020 288 pages

Marxism and Intersectionality

On My Country and the World

Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality under Contemporary Capitalism

20th Anniversary Edition Mikhail Gorbachev

Translated by George Shriver

Ashley J. Bohrer

Foreword by William Taubman

Drawing on his own experience, rich archival material, and a keen sense of history and politics, Mikhail Gorbachev speaks his mind on a range of subjects concerning Russia's past, present, and future place in the world. Here is Gorbachev on the October Revolution, the Cold War, and key figures such as Lenin, Stalin, and Yeltsin. $20.00 / £14.99 paper 978-0-231-19489-1 $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-19488-4 December 2019 320 pages

Ashley J. Bohrer argues that it is only by considering race, gender, sexuality, and ability within the structures of capitalism and imperialism that we can understand power relations. Bohrer explains how the purported incompatibilities between Marxism and intersectionality arise more from miscommunication than a fundamental conceptual antagonism. $45.00 paper 978-3-8376-4160-8 December 2019 320 pages

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In Statu Nascendi

Pierre Rosanvallon's Political Thought

Journal of Political Philosophy and International Relations, Volume 2, No. 2 (2019)

Interdisciplinary Approaches

Edited by Oliver FlügelMartinsen, Franziska Martinsen, Stephen W. Sawyer, and Daniel Schulz The work of Pierre Rosanvallon has increasingly found itself at the center of debates in democratic and political theory. This interdisciplinary volume, the first comprehensive collection on his political thought in English, seeks to lay the groundwork for the study of this eminent political thinker and historian.

In Statu Nascendi is a journal that investigates specific issues through a sociocultural, philosophical, and anthropological approach to raise a new type of civic awareness about the complexity of contemporary crisis, instability, and warfare situations, where the “stage-of-becoming” plays a vital role. $50.00 paper 978-3-8382-1339-2

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2019 252 pages

2019 248 pages

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Displacement and Citizenship

Alladi Memorial Lectures, Volume 2

Histories and Memories of Exclusion

Alladi Memorial Trust

Edited by Vijaya Rao, Shambhavi Prakash, Mallarika Sinha Roy, and Papori Bora

This book seeks to explore the multiplicity of memories and experiences of belonging and exclusion in a range of societies that have been marked by displacement. The volume draws from the wide fields of literature, humanities, and social sciences to reflect on the questions of displacement and citizenship from different vantage points.

This is the second volume of a compilation of annual lectures delivered under the auspices of the Alladi Memorial Trust. Eminent jurists, lawyers, academicians, social activists, and distinguished persons serving in several fields of cognitive endeavor have delivered the annual lectures organized in memory of Dr. Kuppuswami.

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Reforming Modernity

Fear of Breakdown

Ethics and the New Human in the Philosophy of Abdurrahman Taha

Politics and Psychoanalysis

Noëlle McAfee

Wael B. Hallaq

Reforming Modernity is a sweeping intellectual history and philosophical reflection built around the work of the philosopher Abdurrahman Taha. Wael B. Hallaq explores how Taha’s philosophical project sheds light on recent intellectual currents in the Islamic world and puts forth a formidable critique of Western and Islamic modernities.

Noëlle McAfee uses psychoanalytic theory to explore the subterranean anxieties behind current crises and the ways in which democratic practices can help work through seemingly intractable political conflicts. Fear of Breakdown contends that politics needs something that only psychoanalysis has been able to offer.

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2019 376 pages

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2019 312 pages

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Transitional Subjects

Malebranche

Critical Theory and Object Relations

Theological Figure, Being 2 Alain Badiou

Edited by Amy Allen and Brian O'Connor

The essays in this volume advance the argument that the engagement between object relations and critical theory has not only enriched critical theory-by giving it a more complicated conception of the self and more subtle tools for analyzing social pathologies—but it has also enlivened psychoanalysis-by allowing practitioners to see how their theoretical commitments and clinical methodologies connect with critical theories of society and visions of social transformation. $90.00 cloth 978-0-231-18318-5 June 2019 270 pages

Translated by Jason E. Smith with Susan Spitzer. Introduction by Jason E. Smith

Alain Badiou offers a tour de force encounter with a lesser-known seventeenth-century philosopher and theologian, Nicolas Malebranche, a contemporary and peer of Spinoza and Leibniz. The seminar is at once a record of Badiou’s thought at a key moment and a lively interrogation of Malebranche’s key text, the Treatise on Nature and Grace. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-17478-7 2019 240 pages

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Psychopolitics of Speech

Lacan

Uncivil Discourse and the Excess of Desire

Anti-Philosophy 3

Alain Badiou

James Martin

Translated by Kenneth Reinhard and Susan Spitzer Introduction by Kenneth Reinhard

The transcript of Alain Badiou’s year-long seminar on the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, this book offers a forceful reading of an enigmatic yet foundational thinker and sheds light on the crucial role that Lacan plays in Badiou’s own thought. It is the first volume of Badiou’s seminars to be published in English.

James Martin draws upon the work of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan as well as other continental thinkers to set out a new approach to the analysis of rhetoric and answer the troubling question of whether civil discourse can ever hope to escape its obscene underside.

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2019 200 pages

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The Life of Imagination

Memory as Philosophy The Theory and Practice of Philosophical Recollection

Revealing and Making the World

Dustin Peone

Jennifer Anna GosettiFerencei

2019 340 pages

The Life of Imagination delivers a new conception of imagination that places it at the heart of our engagement with the world—thinking, acting, feeling, making, and being. Jennifer Anna GosettiFerencei reveals imagination’s roots in embodied human cognition and its role in shaping our cognitive ecology.

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Dustin Peone argues that memory is the foundation of philosophical thought. He advocates a doctrine of “memory as philosophy” that understands memory not merely in its psychological sense but as the key to metaphysical and moral thinking. $46.00 paper 978-3-8382-1336-1

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Conversion Disorder

Unbearable Life

Jamieson Webster

Arthur Bradley

Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis

Part memoir, part clinical case, part theoretical investigation, this book searches for the body. Jamieson Webster traces conversion’s shifting meanings in an intimate account of her own conversion from patient to psychoanalyst, as well as her continual struggle to apprehend the complexities of the patient’s body. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18408-3

A Genealogy of Political Erasure

Arthur Bradley explores the power to render life unlived from ancient Rome through the War on Terror. He argues that sovereignty is the power to decide what counts as being alive and what does not: to make life “unbearable,” unrecognized as having lived or died. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-19339-9 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-19338-2 2019 288 pages

2018 312 pages

INSURRECTIONS: CRITICAL STUDIES IN RELIGION, POLITICS, AND CULTURE

Political Theology of the Earth

Pragmatism and Naturalism

Our Planetary Emergency and the Struggle for a New Public

Scientific and Social Inquiry After Representationalism Edited by Matthew Bagger

Catherine Keller

Noted ecotheologian and feminist philosopher of religion Catherine Keller reads the feedback loop of political and ecological depredation as secularized apocalypse. She calls for dissolving the opposition between the religious and the secular in favor of a broad planetary movement for social and ecological justice. $27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-18991-0 $80.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-18990-3 2018 248 pages

Distinguished scholars including Nancy Frankenberry, Philip Kitcher, Wayne Proudfoot, and Jeffrey Stout examine pragmatism’s distinctive form of nonreductive naturalism and consider its merits for the study of religion, democratic theory, and as a general philosophical orientation. They display the enduring power and contemporary relevance of pragmatic naturalism. $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-18188-4 2018 328 pages

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Pantheologies

The Oneness Hypothesis

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe, Owen J. Flanagan, Victoria S. Harrison, Hagop Sarkissian, and Eric Schwitzgebel

Gods, Worlds, Monsters

Pantheism is the idea that God and the world are identical—that the creator and destroyer of all things is the universe itself. From a monotheistic perspective, this notion is irremediably heretical. Mary-Jane Rubenstein argues that what makes pantheism “monstrous”—at once repellent and seductive—is that it scrambles the raced and gendered distinctions that Western philosophy and theology insist on drawing between activity and passivity, spirit and matter, animacy and inanimacy, and creator and created. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18946-0

Beyond the Boundary of Self

The idea that the self is inextricably intertwined with the rest of the world—the “oneness hypothesis”—can be found in many of the world’s philosophical and religious traditions. This anthology explores the oneness hypothesis through East Asian and Western thought as well as sociology, evolutionary theory, and cognitive neuroscience. $40.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-18298-0 2018 416 pages

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The Sacrality of the Secular

Open to Reason

Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with the Western Tradition

Postmodern Philosophy of Religion Bradley B. Onishi

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Translated by Jonathan Adjemian

Open to Reason traces Muslims’ long intellectual and spiritual history of questioning to show how Islamic philosophy has always engaged critically with texts and ideas both inside and outside its tradition. Through a rich reading of classical and modern Muslim philosophers, Souleymane Bachir Diagne explains their relevance to our own time. $26.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-18546-2 2018 136 pages

As philosophers in the continental tradition have taken an interest in the return of religion, anthropologists and sociologists have rejected the once-dominant secularization thesis. Bradley B. Onishi connects these lines of thought to reveal how philosophy’s religious investigations have enabled critical reflections on the category of the secular. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18392-5

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2018 280 pages

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Arts of Address

Videophilosophy

Monique Roelofs

Maurizio Lazzarato Edited and translated by Jay Hetrick

Being Alive to Language and the World

Monique Roelofs offers a pathbreaking systematic model of the field of address and puts it to work in the arts, critical theory, and social life. Drawing on a wide array of theoretical and artistic sources and challenging disciplinary boundaries, she illuminates its significance to cultural existence and to our reflexive aesthetic engagement in it. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-9437-2

The Perception of Time in Post-Fordism

The Italian philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato reveals the underpinnings of contemporary subjectivity in the aesthetics and politics of mass media. This book discloses the conceptual groundwork of Lazzarato’s thought as a whole for a time when his writings have become increasingly influential. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-17539-5 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-17538-8 2019 304 pages

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COLUMBIA THEMES IN PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL CRITICISM,

January 2020 328 pages 27 illus.

COLUMBIA THEMES IN PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL CRITICISM, AND THE ARTS

AND THE ARTS

The Perils of the One

Notes to Literature

Edited by Rolf Tiedemann

Stathis Gourgouris

Theodor W. Adorno

Translated by Shierry Weber Nicholson With a new introduction by Paul Kottman

In wide-ranging essays that are at once poetic and polemical, Stathis Gourgouris offers a philosophical anthropology that confronts the legacy of “monarchical thinking”: the desire to subjugate oneself to unitary principles and structures, whether political or moral, theological or secular.

Notes to Literature is a collection of the great social theorist Theodor W. Adorno’s essays on such writers as Mann, Bloch, Goethe, and Benjamin, as well as his reflections on a variety of subjects. This edition presents this classic work in full in a single volume, with a new introduction by Paul Kottman.

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2019 264 pages

2019 544 pages

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Philosophy and Poetry

Public Art and the Fragility of Democracy

Continental Perspectives

An Essay in Political Aesthetics

Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

Fred Evans

This book explores the distinctive ways in which twentieth-century and contemporary continental thinkers have engaged with poetry and its contribution to philosophical meaning making, challenging us to rethink how philosophy has been changed through its encounters with poetry.

Fred Evans develops philosophical and political criteria for assessing how public art can respond to the fragility of democracy. He calls for considering such artworks as acts of citizenship, pointing to their capacity to resist autocratic tendencies and reveal new dimensions of democratic society.

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2019 344 pages

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Sprezzatura

Staged

Paolo D'Angelo

Minou Arjomand

Show Trials, Political Theater, and the Aesthetics of Judgment

Concealing the Effort of Art from Aristotle to Duchamp

In this book, the first to consider sprezzatura in its own right, philosopher of art Paolo D’Angelo reconstructs the history of concealing art, from ancient rhetoric to our own times. Through exploring different articulations of this idea, D’Angelo shows the paradox of aesthetics: art hides that it is art, but in doing so it reveals itself to be art and becomes an assertion about art. $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-17582-1 2018 192 pages

Linking performance with theories of aesthetics, history, and politics, Minou Arjomand argues that it is not subject matter that makes theater political but rather the act of judging a performance in the company of others. Staged weaves together theater history and political philosophy into a powerful and timely case for the importance of theaters as public institutions. $65.00 / £50.0 cloth 978-0-231-18488-5 2018 248 pages

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Atheism

In Defense of Charisma

Alexandre Kojève

Vincent W. Lloyd

Translated by Jeff Love

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One of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and unconventional thinkers, Alexandre Kojève was a Russian émigré to France whose lectures on Hegel in the 1930s galvanized a generation of French intellectuals. Atheism is an erudite and open-ended exploration of profound questions of estrangement, death, suicide, and the infinite that demonstrates the range and the provocative power of Alexandre Kojève’s thought. $32.00 / £25.00 cloth 978-0-231-18000-9 2018 248 pages

Exploring the biblical Moses alongside Charlton Heston’s performance in The Ten Commandments, the image of Martin Luther King Jr., together with tweets from the Black Lives Matter movement, and the novels of Harper Lee and Sherman Alexie juxtaposed with the writings of Emmanuel Levinas, In Defense of Charisma challenges readers to turn away from the blinding charisma of celebrities toward the humbler moral charisma of the neighbor, colleague, or relative. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18387-1 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18386-4 2018 208 pages

Contingency and the Limits of History

Passions of Our Time Julia Kristeva

How Touch Shapes Experience and Meaning

Edited with a foreword by Lawrence D. Kritzman

Liane Carlson

Liane Carlson historicizes contingency by tying it to its theological and etymological roots in “touch,” contending that its disruptive power is specific to our current moment. A strikingly original reconsideration of one of continental philosophy and critical theory’s most cherished concepts, this book reveals the limits of historicist accounts.

Passions of Our Time showcases Julia Kristeva’s recent essays demonstrating her capacious intellect, her gifts as a stylist, and the profound contribution of her thought to the challenges of the present. Kristeva considers literature, translation, psychoanalysis, disability, gender, humanism, and universalism, among other topics.

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2019 304 pages

2018 384 pages / 19 illus.

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The First Political Order

Gender and Finance Brigitte Young

How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

Valerie M. Hudson, Donna Lee Bowen, and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen

The First Political Order is a groundbreaking demonstration that the persistent and systematic subordination of women underlies all other institutions, with wide-ranging implications for global security and development. It offers a new paradigm for understanding insecurity, instability, autocracy, and violence.

Brigitte Young examines the gendered implications of financial governance, financialization, monetary policy, and financial crisis. She presents options for rebalancing the financial system to make it inclusive and fair.

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February 2020 512 pages

$35.00 paper 978-1-78821-102-4 2019 192 pages

Collective Bargaining and Gender Equality

The Economy’s Other Half How Taking Gender Seriously Transforms Macroeconomics

Jane Pillinger and Nora Wintour

James Heintz

James Heintz tackles the shortcomings of macroeconomics in relation to gender dynamics and challenges the dominant methods and measurements, suggesting new ways of framing macroeconomic concepts. He concludes by considering implications for how this new way of thinking could transform policy making in the future. $35.00 paper 978-1-78821-063-8 2019 160 pages

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Women constitute the largest number of low-paid, part-time workers in precarious employment in both the developed and developing world. Jane Pillinger and Nora Wintour present data and evidence that demonstrates the complex and expanding areas of global action and policy making for women’s rights. They explore potential solutions to tackle some of the challenges using case studies to propose a vision for the development of collective bargaining as a tool for equality in the workplace. $35.00 paper 978-1-78821-076-8 2019 176 pages

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Gendered Morality

Women Mobilizing Memory

Classical Islamic Ethics of the Self, Family, and Society

Edited by Ayşe Gül Altınay, María José Contreras, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca, and Alisa Solomon

Zahra Ayubi

In Gendered Morality, Zahra Ayubi rethinks the tradition of Islamic philosophical ethics from a feminist critical perspective. She calls for a philosophical turn in the study of gender in Islam based on resources for gender equality that are unlocked by feminist engagement with the Islamic ethical tradition.

Women Mobilizing Memory, a transnational exploration of the intersection of feminism, history, and memory, shows how the recollection of violent histories can generate possibilities for progressive futures. It emerges from a multiyear feminist collaboration bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and activists.

$35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-19133-3

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2019 368 pages

2019 544 pages 58 illus.

The Sex Economy

Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings

Monica O'Connor

The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life Mari Ruti

Mari Ruti combines theoretical reflection, cultural critique, feminist politics, and personal anecdotes to analyze the prevalence of bad feelings in everyday life. Proceeding from a playful engagement with Freud’s idea of penis envy, Ruti fans out to a broader consideration of neoliberal pragmatism and a trenchant critique of gender relations. $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-18668-1 2018 312 pages

Monica O’Connor challenges the suggestion that the sale of women’s bodies as commodities can ever be acceptable, and that the male consumer has an acceptable right to buy their services. She disproves the claim that sex work is a lucrative occupation for impoverished women and girls that can be considered for regulation as part of the normal economy. She lays bare the harm that “normalizing” the sex trade does to women’s lives, gender equality, and society as a whole and exposes the realities that afflict women in prostitution. $35.00 paper 978-1-78821-012-6

2018 160 pages

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Where Are the Women?

Flaming Creatures Constantine Verevis

Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better Sarah Tyson

Sarah Tyson makes a powerful case for how redressing women’s exclusion can make philosophy better. She argues that engagements with historical thinkers typically afforded little authority can transform the field, outlining strategies based on the work of three influential theorists: Genevieve Lloyd, Luce Irigaray, and Michèle Le Doeuff.

Banned soon after its first midnight screenings, Jack Smith’s incendiary Flaming Creatures (1963) quickly became a cause célèbre of the New York underground. This study of Smith’s magnum opus explores its status as a cult film that appropriates the visual texture, erotic nuance, and overt fabrication of old Hollywood exoticism.

$30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18397-0

$15.00 / £11.99 paper 978-0-231-19147-0

$90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18396-3

2019 136 pages 16 illus.

2018 320 pages

WALLFLOWER PRESS

Philosophers on Film from Bergson to Badiou

Cinema/Politics/ Philosophy

A Critical Reader

Nico Baumbach

Edited by Christopher Kul-Want

Philosophers on Film from Bergson to Badiou is an anthology of writings on cinema and film by many of the major thinkers in continental philosophy. The book presents a selection of fundamental texts, each introduced by the editor, Christopher KulWant, who places the philosophers within a historical and intellectual framework.

Nico Baumbach revisits the much-maligned tradition of seventies film theory to reconsider: What does it mean to call cinema political? He explores how cinema can condition philosophy through its own means, challenging received ideas about what is seeable, sayable, and doable.

$35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-17603-3

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2018 248 pages

2019 368 pages

FILM AND CULTURE SERIES

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Foucault at the Movies

Studying Feminist Film Theory

Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan

Terri Murray

Translated by Clare O'Farrell

Foucault at the Movies brings together all of Foucault’s commentary on film, some of it available for the first time in English, along with important contemporary analysis and further extensions of this work. It offers detailed, up-to-date commentary, inviting us to go to the movies with Foucault. $26.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-16707-9 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-16706-2 2018 264 pages

This book is aimed at helping media and film studies teachers introduce the basics of feminist film theory. Areas of emphasis include spectatorship, narrative, and ideology. Each chapter begins with key definitions and explanations of the concepts to be studied, including some historical background where relevant. Case studies include film noir, Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days, and the work of directors Spike Lee, Claire Denis, and Paul Verhoeven. $20.00 paper 978-1-9113257-9-6 $60.00 cloth 978-1-9113258-0-2 2019 192 pages 30 illus.

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The Profits of Nature

Stating the Sacred

Peter B. Lavelle

Michael J. Walsh

Colonial Development and the Quest for Resources in Nineteenth-Century China

Religion, China, and the Formation of the Nation-State

Peter B. Lavelle uses the life and career of the statesman Zuo Zongtang as a lens to explore the environmental history of nineteenth-century China. The Profits of Nature offers a new approach to understanding the dynamic relationship between imperial crisis, natural resources, and colonial development during a critical juncture in Chinese history.

Stating the Sacred offers a novel approach to nation-state formation, arguing that its most critical element is how the state sacralizes the nation. Focusing primarily on China, Michael J. Walsh argues that the foundational role of the sacred makes all nation-states religious states.

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-19470-9

February 2020 272 pages

March 2020 304 pages 24 illus.

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The Book of Lord Shang

The Original Meaning of the Yijing

Shang Yang

Zhu Xi

Apologetics of State Power in Early China

Commentary on the Scripture of Change

Edited and translated by Yuri Pines

Edited and translated by Joseph A. Adler

Compiled in China in the fourth–third centuries BCE, The Book of Lord Shang argues for a new powerful government to rule over society. In Yuri Pines’s translation, Shang’s intellectual boldness and surprisingly modern-looking ideas shine through, underscoring the text’s vibrant contribution to global political thought.

One of the most influential commentaries on the Yijing (I Ching), or Scripture of Change, for the past thousand years has been that of Zhu Xi (1130– 1200). Joseph A. Adler’s translation of the Yijing includes for the first time in any Western language Zhu Xi’s commentary in full.

$27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17989-8

2019 400 pages 24 illus.

2019 360 pages

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS

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The Mingjia and Related Texts

After Eunuchs

Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China

Essentials in the Understanding of the Development of Pre-Qin Philosophy

Howard Chiang

WINNER, INTERNATIONAL

Translated by Ian Johnston and Wang Ping The Mingjia (School of Names) is a notional grouping of philosophers living between the sixth and third centuries BCE whose identifying feature was a concern with linguistic issues particularly involving the correct use of names. This is a comprehensive work on this school of thought. $80.00 cloth 978-962-996-777-2 January 2020 1184 pages

CONVENTION OF ASIA SCHOLARS HUMANITIES BOOK PRIZE

Howard Chiang traces the genealogy of sexual knowledge in China from the demise of eunuchism to the emergence of transsexuality, showing its role in the formation of Chinese modernity. Theoretically sophisticated and far-reaching, After Eunuchs is an innovative contribution to the history and philosophy of science and queer and Sinophone studies.

CHINESE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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2018 416 pages 51 illus.

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A Śabda Reader

A Rasa Reader

Translated and edited by Johannes Bronkhorst

Sheldon Pollock

Language in Classical Indian Thought

Classical Indian Aesthetics

WINNER, FRIEDRICH WELLER PRIZE, UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG

The first reader on language in—and the language of—classical Indian philosophy, A Śabda Reader offers a comprehensive and pedagogically valuable treatment of this topic. Johannes Bronkhorst brings together newly translated passages by authors from a variety of traditions—Brahmin, Buddhist, Jaina— representing a number of schools of thought. $80.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-18940-8

The first intellectual history of classical Indian thought on aesthetics, with accessible translations of all the major Sanskrit thinkers. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-17391-9 $80.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-17390-2 2016 472 pages

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2019 384 pages

HISTORICAL SOURCEBOOKS IN CLASSICAL INDIAN THOUGHT

Beef, Brahmins, and Broken Men

Readings of Śāntideva's Guide to Bodhisattva Practice

An Annotated Critical Selection from The Untouchables

Edited by Jonathan C. Gold and Douglas S. Duckworth

B. R. Ambedkar

B. R. Ambedkar spent his life battling Untouchability and instigating the end of the caste system. In his 1948 book The Untouchables, he sought to trace the origin of Untouchability. Beef, Brahmins, and Broken Men is an annotated selection from this work, produced in a time when the oppression of and discrimination against Dalits remains pervasive. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-19585-0 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-19584-3 January 2020 256 pages

Śāntideva’s eighth-century work the Guide to Bodhisattva Practice (Bodhicaryāvatāra) is one of the crucial texts of the Buddhist ethical and philosophical tradition. This book serves as a companion to the Indian Buddhist classic, illuminating the Guide’s many philosophical, literary, ritual, and ethical dimensions. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-19267-5 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-19266-8 2019 320 pages

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New Life for Old Ideas

Morphing Intelligence

Chinese Philosophy in the Contemporary World: A Festschrift in Honour of Donald J. Munro

From IQ Measurement to Artificial Brains Catherine Malabou Translated by Carolyn Shread

Edited by Yanming An and Brian J. Bruya

In this festschrift, students of Donald J. Munro and scholars influenced by him celebrate Munro’s body of work in essays that extend his legacy, exploring topics as varied as the ethics of Zhuangzi’s autotelicity, the teleology of nature in Zhu Xi, and family love in Confucianism and Christianity. $52.00 cloth 978-988-237-052-4 February 2019 416 pages

Acclaimed philosopher Catherine Malabou traces the modern metamorphoses of intelligence, seeking to understand how neurobiological and neurotechnological advances have transformed our present-day view. She emphasizes the intertwined, networked relationships among the biological, the technological, and the symbolic. $28.00 / £22.00 cloth 978-0-231-18736-7

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2019 224 pages

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Seeing Ourselves

Of Time and Lamentation

Reclaiming Humanity from God and Science

Reflections on Transience

Raymond Tallis

Raymond Tallis

In Seeing Ourselves, philosopher and neuroscientist Raymond Tallis goes in search of what kind of beings we are, and where we might find meaning in our lives. Showcasing a remarkably detailed engagement with a huge range of disciplines, Tallis shows the unique nature of human consciousness. $40.00 cloth 978-1-78821-231-1 December 2019 448 pages

Raymond Tallis explores the nature and meaning of time and how best to understand it. A bold, original, and thought-provoking work, Of Time and Lamentation is for anyone who has puzzled over the nature of becoming, wondered whether time is inseparable from change, whether time is punctuate or continuous, or even whether time itself is real. $30.00 paper 978-1-78821-174-1

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2019 736 pages

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Logos

Science, Art, and Neuroethics

The Mystery of How We Make Sense of the World

Transdisciplinary Collaborations to Foster Public Engagement

Raymond Tallis

In Logos, Raymond Tallis steps into the gap between mind and world to explore what is at stake in our attempts to make sense of our world. He reveals how thinkers have sought to demystify our capacity to understand the world by collapsing the distance between the mind that does the sense making and the world that is made sense of. $30.00 cloth 978-1-78821-087-4 2018 320 pages

Edited by Mathilde Bessert-Nettelbeck, Sabrina Livanec, and Oliver Müller

This anthology introduces a special concept of public outreach relying on participatory events that create a productive overlap of science and art. Contributors discuss the relationship of both spheres, present current science/art initiatives, and locate this transdisciplinary approach within the debate on public engagement theories and highereducation policy specifications. $35.00 paper 978-3-8376-4176-9

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April 2020 200 pages

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In Search of Ultimate Reality

The Universe as It Really Is

H. Chris Ransford

Thomas R. Scott

Inside the Cosmologist’s Abyss

Earth, Space, Matter, and Time

Using contemporary physics, Chris Ransford shows why full nothingness—a nothingness within which even the disembodied laws of mathematics would not exist—cannot possibly exist, and what most likely underpins and enables reality. $20.00 paper 978-3-8382-1329-3 2019 160 pages

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Thomas R. Scott explains our universe and the laws that govern it. The Universe as It Really Is begins with physics, the building blocks of the universe, and chemistry’s ability to explain the interactions among them. Scott then tours the earth and atmospheric sciences to explain the forces that shape our planet and describes our place in the cosmos. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18494-6 2018 368 pages 33 illus.

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The Green Marble

The TechnoApparatus of Bodily Production

Earth System Science and Global Sustainability

A New Materialist Theory of Technology and the Body

David P. Turner

Josef Barla

In this concise and accessible text, David P. Turner presents an overview of global environmental change and a synthesis of research from earth system science and sustainability science. He provides a framework for understanding human impact on the environment for anyone interested in our current predicaments and what we can do about them.

Expanding on the concept of the apparatus of bodily production in the work of Donna Haraway and Karen Barad, Josef Barla explores how material bodies along with their boundaries, properties, and meanings performatively materialize at sites where technological, biological, technoscientific, (bio-) political, and economic forces intra-act.

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2018 328 pages 20 illus.

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The Construction of Analogy-Based Research Programs

Subjectivity and Synchrony in Artistic Research

The Lock-and-Key Analogy in 20th Century Biochemistry

Ethnographic Insights Johanna Schindler

Rebecca Mertens

Rebecca Mertens explains the appeal of the lockand-key analogy to investigate the relation between chemical structure and biological specificity by its role in model building and in the construction of long-term, crossgenerational research programs. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-4442-5 2019 230 pages 12 illus.

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Johanna Schindler examines the collaborative practices of two artistic research projects in the fields of digital musical instrument design and responsive environments. She suggests concrete measurements that can be utilized to adapt research environments, funding structures, and evaluation criteria to the specific needs of this emerging field. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-4447-0 2019 182 pages 8 illus.

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Countersexual Manifesto

Who Can Speak and Who Is Heard/Hurt?

Facing Problems of “Race,” Racism, and Ethnic Diversity in the Humanities in Germany

Paul B. Preciado Translated by Kevin Gerry Dunn Foreword by Jack Halberstam

Edited by Mahmoud Arghavan,

Nicole Hirschfelder, Luvena Kopp, and Katharina Motyl

Ethnic diversity, “race,” and racism have been discussed in American studies departments at German universities for many years. Paradoxically, these studies have overwhelmingly been conducted by white scholars born in Germany and holding German citizenship. Scholars with actual experience of racial discrimination have remained largely unheard. This volume provides an in-depth discussions of racialized power relations in the German humanities and German society at large. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-4103-5

Countersexual Manifesto is an outrageous yet rigorous work of trans theory, a performative literary text, and an insistent call to action. Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Paul B. Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17563-0 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-17562-3 2018 240 pages / 15 illus.

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2019 300 pages 5 illus.

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Perishability Fatigue

Forays Into Environmental Loss and Decay

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TAX I D E R M Y N AT U R A L H I S T O RY, A N I M A L S U R FA C E S , A N D A RT I N T H E ANTHROPOCENE

Vincent Bruyere

Speculative Taxidermy

Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene Giovanni Aloi

G I O VA N N I A L O I

Vincent Bruyere offers an invitation to look at the present we live in through a fresh lens: the difference between storage and burial in the age of sustainability science. He reflects on the nature and significance of perishability in a culture of preparedness and survival. $25.00 /£20.00 paper 978-0-231-18859-3 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-18858-6 2018 184 pages 10 illus.

CRITICAL LIFE STUDIES

Drawing on the speculative turn in philosophy and recovering past alternative histories of art and materiality from a biopolitical perspective, Giovanni Aloi theorizes speculative taxidermy: a powerful interface that unlocks new ethical and political opportunities in human-animal relationships and speaks to how animal representation conveys the urgency of addressing climate change, capitalist exploitation, and mass extinction. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18071-9 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18070-2 2018 328 pages 10 illus.

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Foucault's Futures

The Origins of Neoliberalism

A Critique of Reproductive Reason

Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Penelope Deutscher

Dotan Leshem

WINNER, SYMPOSIUM BOOK AWARD

Penelope Deutscher reconsiders the role of procreation in Foucault’s thought, especially its proximity to risk, mortality, and death. Foucault’s Futures brings together his work on sexuality and biopolitics to provide new insights into the conflicted political status of reproductive conduct and what it means for feminism and critical theory. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-17641-5 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-17640-8

Dotan Leshem recasts the history of the West from an economic perspective, bringing politics, philosophy, and the economy closer together and revealing the significant role of Christian theology in shaping economic and political thought. $27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17777-1 $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17776-4 2016 248 pages

2017 280 pages

CRITICAL LIFE STUDIES

The Incorporeal

Hunting Girls

Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism

Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape

Elizabeth Grosz

Kelly Oliver

WINNER, CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE

Elizabeth Grosz shows that not only are idealism and materialism inextricably linked but that this “belonging together” of the entirety of ideality and the entirety of materiality is not mediated or created by human consciousness. Instead, it is an ontological condition for the development of human consciousness. A masterwork by an eminent theoretician, The Incorporeal offers profound new insight into the mind-body problem

In Hunting Girls, Kelly Oliver examines popular culture’s fixation on representing young women as predators and prey and the implication that violence—especially sexual violence—is an inevitable, perhaps even celebrated, part of a woman’s maturity. $22.00 / £16.99 paper 978-0-231-17837-2 $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-17836-5 2016 216 pages

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