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General Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

Sales Representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside back cover

Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29

New in paperbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 19-20

Scholarly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27

Academic Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8

African Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 American Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Animal Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Anthropology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 19 Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bioethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Children’s Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Cultural Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Environmental Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 18 Feminism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Film & Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Food Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Gender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 21-22, 24, 26 Italian American Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Jewish Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 Literary Criticism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 24 Literary Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 14-18, 20 Medieval Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22 Museum Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 New York City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Orthodox Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8, 10-14, 19-21, 23 Political Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Political Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 10, 11 Psychoanalysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 13, 22 Queer Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 17 Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 22, 25 Renaissance Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 19 Sociology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Theology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 20-21 Urban Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 COVER IMAGE:

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The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got that Way COLIN DAVEY with THOMAS A. LESSER

208 pages • 50 b/w illustrations 9780823283484 • Hardback • $34.95 (HC), £26.99 Empire State Editions N EW YOR K CI TY | MU SEU M STU DIES | ARCHI TEC TURE APRIL

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The American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City’s most beloved institutions, and one of the largest, most celebrated museums in the world. Since 1869, generations of New Yorkers and tourists of all ages have been educated and entertained here. Located across from Central Park, the sprawling structure, spanning four city blocks, is a fascinating conglomeration of many buildings of diverse architectural styles built over a period of 150 years. The first book to tell the history of the museum from the point of view of these buildings, including the planned Gilder Center, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way contextualizes them within American history and the history of science. Part II, “The Heavens in the Attic,” is the first detailed history of the Hayden Planetarium, from the museum’s earliest astronomy exhibits, through the life of the original planetarium, to the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and it features a photographic tour through the original Hayden Planetarium. Author Colin Davey spent much of his childhood literally and figuratively lost in the museum’s labyrinthine hallways. The museum grew in fits and starts according to the vicissitudes of backroom deals, personal agendas, two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. Chronicling its evolution—from the selection of a desolate, rocky, hilly, swampy site, known as Manhattan Square to the present day—the book includes some of the most important and colorful characters in the city’s history, including the notoriously corrupt and powerful “Boss” Tweed, “Father of New York City” Andrew Haswell Green, and twentieth-century powerbroker and master builder Robert Moses; museum presidents Morris K. Jesup, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Ellen Futter; and American presidents, polar and African explorers, dinosaur hunters, planetarium directors, and German rocket scientists. Richly illustrated with period photos, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way is based on deep archival research.

COL IN DAVEY’ S life was shaped by frequent visits to the American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium as a child. He is a scientist, software engineer, martial artist, and author of Learn Boogie Woogie Piano (Boogie Woogie Press, 1998).

THOM AS A. LE SSER was Scientific Assistant and Intern Astronomer (1974–76) and Senior Lecturer (1975–82) at the Hayden Planetarium. He has also held several positions at the American Museum of Natural History, including Manager of Development.

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272 pages • 7 x 10 66 b/w Illustrations • 50 color Illustrations 9780823284337 • Paperback • $22.95 (TP), £17.99 {Hardback edition available: 9780823273577} Empire State Editions N E W YO R K CI TY | U R BA N ST UD I ES | A RC HIT EC T URE M AY

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248 pages 16-page color insert and 35 b/w illustrations 9780823284320 • Paperback • $19.95 (TP), £14.99 {Hardback available: 9780823277957} Simultaneous electronic edition available Empire State Editions N E W YOR K CI TY | HISTORY M AY

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

J OA NN E W IT T Y and H ENRIK KR OGI US

A Dying Waterfront Transformed

“Only in Brooklyn! A tired waterfront becomes a great park and welcomes the world to New York’s hippest borough. This fine book tells the inside story of how it happened, of how government works in the real world, of how citizen-actors and political pros produced an urban masterpiece.”

— M A RT Y MA RKOW I TZ, former Brooklyn Borough president and twenty-three-year member of the New York state Senate

—B RO OKLY N DA I LY E AG LE

“More than a simple history of the park, this book digs beneath the surface to explore why and how this environmental masterpiece came to be.”

JOANN E W IT TY , a lawyer and an environmentalist, has served in both city and state government. Since 1998, she has been a park leader as president of the Local Development Corporation, which created the park’s master plan, and vice chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, which is building and operating the park.

HE N RIK K ROG IUS (deceased) was a writer and producer for news programs at NBC and the editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News, where he closely followed the Brooklyn Bridge Park project from its inception.

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A Worldly Affair

PA M EL A HA N LON

New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond

—ATOSSA ARAXI A AB RAH AMI AN, The Nation

“Pamela Hanlon in her new book about the UN and New York City’s evolving relationship . . . gives the sweeping developments surrounding the UN a particular locality and tells the story of postwar internationalism in a readable, human way.”

“A Worldly Affair is a jaunty account of a marriage between the United Nations and its host city, New York, that not even the estimated $3.7 billion the UN community annually provides the city has kept from being rocky.” —WA R R EN H O G E, former New York Times United Nations correspondent

longtime independent correspondent for NPR and author of An Insider’s Guide to the UN

“Pamela Hanlon demystifies the little-understood and decades-long relationship between the United Nations and its host city of New York. A Worldly Affair is an accessible account of the history of that relationship, told in an engaging and readable style.” — LIN DA FASULO,

“This important book chronicles the decades-long relationship and the challenges it has weathered.” — DAV I D N. D INKI NS , 106th Mayor of New York City

PAM E L A HAN LON , a former corporate communications executive with American Express Company, United Airlines, and Pan American, has lived in the east midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, near the United Nations headquarters, since 1976 and has written extensively about the area.


The Color of the Moon

Lunar Painting in American Art

edited by LAU R A VOOK L ES and BA RTHO LOM EW F. BLA ND

200 pages • 9½ x 13 • 70 Illustrations, color 9780823280971 • Paperback • $44.95 (TP), £36.00 ART | SPACE | MU SEU M ST UDIES MA RCH

Co-published with the Hudson River Museum and James A. Michener Art Museum

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The moon—its face, color, and power—threads through the tapestry of American landscape painting, holding timeless allure for artists and beloved by viewers of paintings everywhere. The Hudson River Museum has organized The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art—the first major museum examination of the moon in American visual arts from the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries for a 2019 exhibition. This timely presentation also celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission when, in 1969, American astronauts first stepped onto the surface of the moon. From the romantic silvery moonscapes of nineteenth-century artists to the abstractions by artists of the twentieth century who explored the moon, the perfect orb, and tapped into its spiritual possibilities, this celestial body, closest to Earth, remains constant in our sky, though our relationship to it and our home planet changes, as technology extends our reach toward space. The Hudson River Museum, Fordham University Press, and the James A. Michener Art Museum are joint publishers of the lavishly illustrated catalog The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art. In engaging essays, author Stella Paul maps the colors of the moon; catalog co-editors Bartholomew F. Bland and Laura Vookles explore Hudson River School and Modernist moonscapes and their cultural resonance; and curators Melissa Martens Yaverbaum and Ted Barrow sight the moon’s passage in art of both the Gilded and Space ages. The exhibition and catalog have been made possible by a generous grant by the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY | February 8–May 12, 2019 James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA | June 1—September 8, 2019

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L AU RA VOOK LE S is Chair of the Curatorial Department at the Hudson River Museum, where she has curated numerous exhibitions and written for its publications, among them Wyeth Wonderland: Josephine Douet Envisions Andrew Wyeth’s World.

BARTH OLOME W F. BL AND is Executive Director of Lehman College Art Gallery, The City University of New York, and was previously Deputy Director of the Hudson River Museum.

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To camp means to occupy a place and/or time provisionally or under special circumstances. To camp can also mean to queer. And for many children and young adults, summer camp is a formative experience mixed with homosocial structure and homoerotic longing. In Queer as Camp, editors Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason curate a collection of essays and critical memoirs exploring the intersections of “queer” and “camp,” focusing especially on camp as an alternative and potentially nonnormative place and/or time. Exploring questions of identity, desire, and social formation, Queer as Camp delves into the diverse and queer-enabling dimensions of particular camp/sites, from more traditional iterations to camp-like ventures as well as literary and filmic texts about camp across a range of genres (fantasy, horror, realistic fiction, graphic novels) and the notorious appropriation of Indigenous life and the consequences of “playing Indian.” These accessible, engaging essays examine, variously, camp as a queer place and/or the experiences of queers at camp, including Vermont’s Indian Brook, a single-sex girls’ camp that has struggled with the inclusion of nonbinary and transgender campers and staff; the role of Jewish summer camp as a complicated site of sexuality, social bonding, and citizen-making as well as potentially if not routinely queer-affirming place. They also attend more to cinematic and literary representations of camp, such as Disney’s Paul Bunyan, a short film that plays up male homosociality and cross-species bonding while inviting queer identification in the process; Sleepaway Camp, a story that exposes and deconstructs anxieties about the gendered body; and Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed Moonrise Kingdom, which makes the familiar look different and opens the possibility of one’s arriving at a better place. Highly interdisciplinary in scope, Queer as Camp reflects on camp and Camp with candor, insight, and often humor.

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Queer as Camp

D E RRITT MASON

is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Calgary.

K E NN E TH B. K ID D is Professor of English at the University of Florida. He is the author of Making American Boys: Boyology and the Feral Tale and Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children’s Literature.

CONTR IBUTORS: Kyle Eveleth, D. Gilson, Charlie Hailey, Ana M. Jimenez-Moreno, Kathryn R. Kent, Mark Lipton, Kerry Mallan, Chris McGee, Roderick McGillis, Tammy Mielke, Alexis Mitchell, Flavia Musinsky, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Annebella Pollen, Andrew J. Trevarrow, Paul Venzo, Joshua Whitehead

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256 pages • 6 b/w illustrations 9780823283606 • Paperback • $30.00 (AC), £22.99 9780823283613 • Hardback • $125.00 (SDT), £100.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available C HILDREN’ S STU DI ES | Q UEER ST UDIES M AY

KE N N ET H B . KI DD and DE RR I TT MA S ON, editors

Essays on Summer, Style, and Sexuality

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Messy Eating

Conversations on Animals as Food

SA MA N THA K ING, R . S COTT CA R EY, IS AB EL M ACQ UA RR I E, VI CTOR IA N. MI LL IOU S, and E LA I NE M. P OWE R , editors 288 pages 9780823283651 • Paperback • $30.00 (AC), £22.99 9780823283644 • Hardback • $105.00 (SDT), £84.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available A NIMA L ST UD IE S | FOOD STUD IES JUNE

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Literature on the ethics and politics of food and that on human–animal relationships have infrequently converged. Representing an initial step toward bridging this divide, Messy Eating features interviews with thirteen prominent and emerging scholars about the connections between their academic work and their approach to consuming animals as food. The collection explores how authors working across a range of perspectives—postcolonial, Indigenous, black, queer, trans, feminist, disability, poststructuralist, posthumanist, and multispecies—weave their theoretical and political orientations with daily, intimate, and visceral practices of food consumption, preparation, and ingestion. Each chapter introduces a scholar for whom the tangled, contradictory character of human–animal relations raises difficult questions about what they eat. Representing a departure from canonical animal rights literature, most authors featured in the collection do not make their food politics or identities explicit in their published work. While some interviewees practice vegetarianism or veganism, and almost all decry the role of industrialized animal agriculture in the environmental crisis, the contributors tend to reject a priori ethical codes and politics grounded in purity, surety, or simplicity. Remarkably free of proscriptions, but attentive to the Eurocentric tendencies of posthumanist animal studies, Messy Eating reveals how dietary habits are unpredictable and dynamic, shaped but not determined by life histories, educational trajectories, disciplinary homes, activist experiences, and intimate relationships. These accessible and engaging conversations offer rare and often surprising insights into pressing social issues through a focus on the mundane—and messy— interactions that constitute the professional, the political, and the personal.

CON TRIBUTORS: Neel Ahuja, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Matthew Calarco, Lauren Corman, Naisargi Dave, Maneesha Deckha, María Elena García, Sharon Holland, Kelly Struthers Montford, H. Peter Steeves, Kim TallBear, Sunaura Taylor, Harlan Weaver, Kari Weil, Cary Wolfe

SA M A NT H A K I NG is Professor of Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, and Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. She is the author of Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy.

R. SCOTT CARE Y is a grant writer with a PhD in Kinesiology and Health Studies from Queen’s University.

ISABE L M ACQUA RRIE is a Juris Doctor candidate at Harvard Law School with an MA in sociology from Queen’s University.

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is a PhD candidate in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University. V IC TORIA N . MILL IOUS

EL AINE M. P OWER is Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.

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David Wood

Notes toward an Other Beginning

Reoccupy Earth

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240 pages 9780823283538 • Paperback • $28.00 (AC), £20.99 9780823283545 • Hardback • $95.00 (SDT), £72.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology P H ILOSOP HY | ENVIRON MENTA L STUD IES APRIL

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Notes toward an Other Beginning

Reoccupy Earth

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—AMAN DA B O ETZK E S , author of The Ethics of Earth Art

“Wood offers an insightful account of the ecological condition as it is shaped by habit, experience, and an ethics of the everyday. While much has been written about ecology, the Anthropocene, and the politics of place, little theoretical work has brought ecology to the realm of lived experience and the ways in which humans constitute meaning. Reoccupy Earth does so with depth and sensitivity.”

Habit rules our lives. And yet climate change and the catastrophic future it portends make it clear that we cannot go on like this. Our habits are integral to narratives of the good life, to social norms and expectations, as well as to economic reality. Such shared shapes are vital. Yet while many of our individual habits seem perfectly reasonable, when aggregated they spell disaster. Beyond consumerism, other forms of life and patterns of dwelling are clearly possible. But how can we get there from here? Who precisely is the “we” that our habits have created, and who else might we be? Philosophy is about emancipation—from illusions, myths, and oppression. In Reoccupy Earth, the noted philosopher David Wood shows how an approach to philosophy attuned to our ecological existence can suspend the taken-for-granted and open up alternative forms of earthly dwelling. Sharing the Earth, as we do, raises fundamental questions about space and time, place and history, territory and embodiment—questions that philosophy cannot directly answer but can help us to frame and to work out for ourselves. Bringing an uncommon lucidity, directness, and even practicality to sophisticated philosophical questions, Wood plots experiential pathways that disrupt our habitual existence and challenge our everyday complacency. In walking us through a range of reversals, transformations, and estrangements that thinking ecologically demands, Wood shows how living responsibly with the Earth means affirming the ways in which we are vulnerable, receptive, and dependent, and the need for solidarity all round. If we take seriously values like truth, justice, and compassion, we must be willing to contemplate that the threat we pose to the Earth might demand our own species’ demise. Yet we have the capacity to live responsibly. In an unfashionable but spirited defense of an enlightened anthropocentrism, Wood argues that to deserve the privileges of reason we must demonstrably deploy it through collective sustainable agency. Only in this way can we reinhabit the Earth.

DAV ID WOOD is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His most recent book is Deep Time, Dark Times: On Being Geologically Human.


The Supermarket of the Visible Toward a General Economy of Images

PETE R SZE N DY translated by JA N PLUG 160 pages • 55 b/w illustrations 9780823283576 • Paperback • $30.00 (AC), £22.99 9780823283583 • Hardback • $105.00 (SDT), £84.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Thinking Out Loud F I L M A N D ME D I A | PHILOSOP HY | P O LIT ICAL THEORY APRIL

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—TOD D MCGOWAN, author of The Impossible David Lynch

“The Supermarket of the Visible transcends the received wisdom to produce a series of unexpected interventions.”

— S U Z A N N E GU ERL AC , University of California, Berkeley

“A gifted writer with real pedagogical talent, Szendy knows just the appropriate dosage of theoretical fine points (which he makes with surgical precision) and shifts register as needed to quote accessible discussions of popular films and television. A significant contribution to our understanding of the image world we inhabit today.”

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Already in 1929, Walter Benjamin described “a one hundred per cent image-space.” Such an image space saturates our world now more than ever, constituting the visibility in which we live. The Supermarket of the Visible analyzes this space and the icons that populate it as the culmination of a history of the circulation and general commodification of images and gazes. From the first elevators and escalators (tracking shots avant la lettre to cinema, the great conductor of gazes), all the way down to contemporary eye-tracking techniques that monitor the slightest saccades of our eyes, Peter Szendy offers an entirely novel theory of the intersection of the image and economics. The Supermarket of the Visible elaborates an economy proper to images, icons—in other words, an iconomy. Deleuze caught a glimpse of this when he wrote that “money is the flip side of all the images that cinema shows and edits on the front.” Since “cinema,” for Deleuze, is synonymous with “universe,” Szendy argues that this sentence must be understood in its broadest dimension and that a reading of key works in the history of cinema allows us a unique vantage point upon the reverse of images, their monetary implications. Paying close attention to sequences in Hitchcock, Bresson, Antonioni, De Palma, and The Sopranos, Szendy shows how cinema is not a uniquely commercial art form among other, purer arts but, more fundamentally, helps to elaborate what might be called, with Bataille, a general iconomy.

is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.

P ETE R SZE NDY is David Herlihy Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at Brown University. His books include Of Stigmatology: Punctuation as Experience and All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage. JAN P LU G

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Killing Times The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty

DAV I D W IL L S

288 pages 9780823283491 • Paperback • $35.00 (AC), £26.99 9780823283521 • Hardback • $115.00 (SDT), £92.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available PHI LOSOP HY | CU LTU RAL STUD IES M ARCH

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—AL L AN STO EK L , Pennsylvania State University

“Killing Times makes an enormous contribution to understanding the logic of capital punishment in its disparate practices, laws, and customs. For the first time we see that capital punishment is not only about retribution through stateimposed death, but it is also and above all about the absolute mastery of time through the creation of a kind of negative prosthesis—technology—that impossibly supplements and completes the human by subtracting and destroying it. This is scholarship and theoretical analysis at the highest level: thorough, wide-ranging, and convincing.”

— K EL LY O L I V ER, Vanderbilt University

“Killing Times shows how technologies of death have affected, or infected, the way we live. No mere academic treatise, Wills’s beautiful, forceful, and mesmerizing book will draw in readers through its confessional style and vivid storytelling.”

Killing Times begins with the deceptively simple observation—made by Jacques Derrida in his seminars on the topic—that the death penalty mechanically interrupts mortal time by pre-empting the typical mortal experience of not knowing at what precise moment we will die. Through a broader examination of what constitutes mortal temporality, David Wills proposes that the so-called machinery of death summoned by the death penalty works by exploiting, or perverting, the prosthetic machinery of time that already regulates human existence. Killing Times traces the logic of the death penalty across a range of sites. Starting with the struggles of American courts to articulate what methods of execution constitute “cruel and unusual punishment,” Wills goes on to show the ways that technologies of death have themselves evolved in conjunction with fraught ideas of cruelty and instantaneity, from the guillotine through today’s lethal injections—and beyond the justice system to the opposed but linked practices of suicide bombing and drone warfare. Grounded in a deep ethical and political commitment to death penalty abolition, Wills’s engaging and powerfully argued book pushes the question of capital punishment beyond the confines of legal arguments to show how the technology of capital punishment defines and appropriates the instant of death and reconfigures the whole of human mortality.

DAV ID WIL LS is Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University. His major work, on the originary technicity of the human, is developed in three books: Prosthesis, Dorsality, and Inanimation. He has translated various works by Jacques Derrida, including Theory and Practice.


Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places Justice Beyond and Between

MA RIA NN E CO N STA B LE , LETI VOLPP, and B RYA N WAG N ER , editors 272 pages • 28 b/w illustrations 9780823283705 • Paperback • $28.00 (SDT), £20.99 9780823283712 • Hardback • $95.00 (SDT), £72.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Berkeley Forum in the Humanities MA RCH

A co-publication with the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley

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— PAT R I C I A J. W I L L I A M S , Columbia Law School

“This extraordinary collection is a veritable lost and found of law’s traces. Moving across disciplines, it offers rich and surprising refractions of law’s ephemera: What do we learn about the opacity of governance when we look for justice beyond its expected ‘place’ in the confines of textual or rhetorical jurisprudence? What is revealed when the legal inhabits the sacred, informs the literary, performs geography, polices time, seeps through the agora, regenerates itself within bodies? This indispensable book excavates how seemingly robust juridical processes may teeter in concert with more fragile norms for mobility, status, and human affinity.”

is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of California,

is Associate Professor of English at the University of California,

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For many, the right place to look for law is in constitutions, statutes, and judicial opinions. This book looks for law in the “wrong places”—sites and spaces where no formal law appears. These may be geographic regions beyond the reach of law, everyday practices ungoverned or ungovernable by law, or works of art that have escaped law’s constraints. In Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places, leading scholars of anthropology, cultural studies, history, law, literature, political science, race and ethnic studies, religion, and rhetoric look at law from the standpoint of the humanities. Beyond showing law to be determined by or determinative of distinct cultural phenomena, they show how law is itself interwoven with language, text, image, and culture. Many contributors examine places where there appears to be no law, finding not only reflections and remains of law but also rules and practices that seem indistinguishable from law and raise challenging questions about the locations of law and about law’s meaning and function. Other essays look in the more common places— statute books and courtrooms—but from perspectives that are usually presumed to have nothing to say about law. Looking at law sideways, upside-down, or inside-out de-familiarizes law. These essays show what legal understanding can gain when law is denied its ostensibly proper domain.

M ARIANN E CONSTA BL E

CON TRIBUTORS: Kathryn Abrams, Daniel Boyarin, Wendy Brown, Marianne Constable, Samera Esmeir, Daniel Fisher, Sara Ludin, Saba Mahmood, Rebecca McLennan, Ramona Naddaff, Beth Piatote, Sarah Song, Christopher Tomlins, Leti Volpp, Bryan Wagner

Berkeley.

BRYAN WAG N E R

L ETI VOLP P is Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Berkeley.

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The Reproduction of Life Death DAW NE Mc CA NCE

Derrida’s La vie la mort

— M I CH A EL N AAS , DePaul University

“This is a superbly researched, written, and argued book on two of the most important though neglected aspects of Derrida’s work: his reading of biology and his closely related work on academic institutions. It is a work that anyone who is serious about Derrida will want to read and will have to take into account.”

Based on archival translations of a soon-to-be-published seminar by Jacques Derrida, The Reproduction of Life Death offers an unprecedented study of Derrida’s engagement with molecular biology and genetics. McCance shows how Derrida ties biological accounts of reproduction to the reproductive program of teaching, challenging an auto-reproductive notion of pedagogy, while also reinterpreting the work of psychoanalysis. McCance brings extensive archival research together with a background in genetics to offer a fascinating new account of an encounter between philosophy and the hard sciences that will be of interest to theorists in a wide range of disciplines concerned with the question of life.

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DAWNE Mc CANCE is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba. Her most recent book is Critical Animal Studies: An Introduction.

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Administering Interpretation P ETER GOO DRI CH and MICH EL R OSENFE LD, editors

Derrida, Agamben, and the Political Theology of Law

— CH RI STO P H E R TO ML I N S , University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

“Peter Goodrich and Michel Rosenfeld underline to important effect the woeful marginality of critical jurisprudence and critical legal interpretation in the contemporary U.S. legal academy, in contrast to transoceanic points of comparison. The collection itself is an effective advertisement for the absurdity of that marginality.”

Populism in politics and policy orientations in law have thrown the jurisdiction of the academy and the disciplines of interpretation into disarray. Administering Interpretation brings together philosophers, humanists, and jurists to reassess the status and trajectory of interpretative theory as applied in the law. The book brings contemporary critique to bear upon the interpretative apparatuses of exclusion, the law of spectacular sovereignty, and the bodies that lie in its wake.

is Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights at Benjamin N. Cardozo

is Director of the Program of Law and Humanities, Benjamin N. Cardozo

CONT RIBUTOR S: Giovanna Borradori, Marinos Diamantides, Allen Feldman, Stanley Fish, Pierre Legrand, Bernadette Meyler, Michel Rosenfeld, Bernhard Schlink, Jeanne Schroeder, Laurent de Sutter, Katrin Trüstedt, Marco Wan PE T E R G OOD RIC H

School of Law.

MIC HE L R OSE NF ELD

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Murderous Consent

On the Accommodation of Violent Death

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— J UD I T H B UT L ER

“Murderous Consent is a bold and principled argument against the strategic rationality that governs violence in our times. Crépon asks us to consider the myriad ways that consent and complicity sustain murderous acts and policies, arguing that we cannot understand violence without taking into account the consent to violence. This book provocatively helps us to rethink settled forms of ethical reasoning that directly or indirectly license violence and lets us imagine a world in which complicit realism gives way to much-needed affirmation of nonviolence. An all too timely meeting of ethics and politics.”

— JA ME S MA RT E L , from the Foreword

“There are many forms of opposing violence, but few take the injunction against murder as seriously and thoroughly as Marc Crépon. . . .Crépon is subverting the entire political apparatus of the liberal (or neoliberal) state, which is built precisely on the simultaneous denial and use of murder as its ultimate political tool.”

Murderous Consent details our implication in violence we do not directly inflict but in which we are structurally complicit: famines, civil wars, political repression in faraway places. Marc Crépon insists on a bond between ethics and politics and attributes violence to our treatment of the two as separate spheres. We repeatedly resist the call to responsibility, as expressed by the appeal—by peoples across the world—for the care and attention that their vulnerability enjoins. Crépon calls for a more radical understanding of interpersonal responsibility, an ethicosmopolitics to come. In rebellion, kindness, irony, critique, and shame, Crépon outlines a range of resources with which we can respond to murderous consent. Not just a work of philosophy but an engagement with life as it’s lived, Murderous Consent works to redefine our global obligations, articulating anew what humanitarianism demands and what an ethically grounded political resistance might mean.

M ARC CR ÉPON is Chair of Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. He is the author of The Thought of Death and the Memory of War and The Vocation of Writing: Literature and Philosophy in the Test of Violence.

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M IC HA E L LORIAUX is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He is the author of European Union and the Deconstruction of the Rhineland Frontier.

JACOB LE V I is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Thought and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University.

is Chair of Political Science at San Francisco State University. His most recent book is The Misinterpellated Subject. JAM E S MAR TE L

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Thinking with Adorno G ER HA RD RICHT ER

The Uncoercive Gaze

— DA N I E L P U RDY, Pennsylvania State University

“The chapters of this book are among the finest I have ever read on Adorno.”

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is Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown

What Theodor W. Adorno says cannot be separated from how he says it, and what he thinks cannot be isolated from how he thinks it. Richter’s book teaches us to think with Adorno—both alongside him and in relation to his diverse contexts and constellations, from aesthetic theory to political critique, from the problem of judgment to the question of how to lead a right life within a wrong one. Thinking with Adorno’s uncoercive gaze not only means following the fascinating paths of his own work; it also means extending hospitality to the ghostly voices of others. As this book shows, Adorno is best understood as a thinker in dialogue, whether with long-deceased predecessors in the German tradition such as Kant and Hegel, with writers such as Kafka, with contemporaries such as Benjamin and Arendt, or with philosophical voices that succeeded him, such as those of Derrida and Agamben.

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A Theology of Failure MA R IKA RO SE

Žižek against Christian Innocence

—ADA M KOTS KO, author of Neoliberalism’s Demons: On the Political Theology of Late Capital

“This is the best work I have ever read on Žižek in relation to theology, maybe the best such work possible. Rose’s prose style is clear and engaging, and her project significantly advances our understanding of Christian apophaticism, of Žižek’s project, and of the potential future stakes of theology for a secular world.”

Everyone agrees that theology has failed, but the question of how to respond to this failure is contested. Against both radical orthodoxy and deconstructive theology, Rose proposes that Christian identity is constituted by, not despite, failure.

is Lecturer in Philosophical Theology at the University of Winchester.

Rose shows how the influential work of Slavoj Žižek repeats the original move of Christian mysticism differently, yoking language, desire, and transcendence to a materialist rather than a Neoplatonist account of the world. Tracing these themes through the Dionysius, Derrida, and contemporary debates about the gift, violence, and revolution, Rose’s critical theological engagement with Žižek helps makes possible a materialist reading of Christianity. MA RIKA R OSE


For the Love of Psychoanalysis The Play of Chance in Freud and Derrida

E LIZA BET H R OTT EN BE R G

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— EL I SSA MA RD E R, Emory University

“This brilliant, pathbreaking, witty, and lucidly argued book will undoubtedly become a major point of reference—if not the major point of reference—for anyone interested in psychoanalysis and deconstruction for years to come.”

— REB E CC A CO M AY, University of Toronto

“A tour de force of critical writing. Rottenberg has a unique, lively, and witty philosophical voice. She stands out as one of the most interesting scholars working at the intersection of deconstruction and psychoanalysis.”

For the Love of Psychoanalysis is a book about what exceeds or resists calculation—in life and in death. Rottenberg examines what emerges from the difference between psychoanalysis and philosophy. Part I, “Freuderrida,” announces a nontraditional Freud: a Freud associated not with sexuality, repression, unconsciousness, and symbolization but with accidents and chance. Looking at accidents both in and of Freud’s writing, Rottenberg elaborates the unexpected insights that both produce and disrupt our received ideas of psychoanalytic theory. Whether this disruption is figured as a foreign body, as traumatic temporality, as spatial unlocatability, or as the death drive, it points to something that is neither simply inside nor simply outside the psyche, neither psychically nor materially determined. Whereas the close reading of Freud leaves us open to the accidents of psychoanalytic writing, Part II, “Freuderrida,” addresses itself to what transports us back and limits the openness of our horizon. Here the example par excellence is the death penalty and the cruelty of its calculating decision. If “Freuderrida” insists on the death penalty, if it returns to it compulsively, it is not only because its calculating drive is inseparable from the history of reason as philosophical reason; it is also because the death penalty provides us with one of the most spectacular and spectacularly obscene expressions of Freud’s death drive. Written with rigor, elegance, and wit, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Freud, Derrida, and the many critical debates to which their thought gives rise.

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E LIZ ABET H ROTTE NBE RG is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University and a practicing psychoanalyst in Chicago. She is the author of Inheriting the Future: Legacies of Kant, Freud, and Flaubert and the editor and translator of many books by Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-François Lyotard.

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Jewish Studies as Counterlife A DA M Z ACH ARY NEW TO N

A Report to the Academy

— B EN JA MI N S C H REI ER, Pennsylvania State University

“Jewish Studies needs Adam Zachary Newton’s book. Newton enacts interdisciplinarity as a powerful form of critique for and in Jewish Studies, rather than the conservative mode of appropriation-as-retrenchment that it has so frequently become in the post-Theory academy.”

This book tells the story of a Jewish Studies that hasn’t yet happened. At bottom, Newton asks what happens when we imagine the field not as mere amalgam but as a project. Jewish Studies offers a unique perspective on the academic humanities because it has spanned a range of disciplinary locations and configurations, from an “origin story” in nineteenth-century historicism and philology, to the emancipatory politics of the Enlightenment, to the ethnicity-driven pluralism of the postwar decades, to more recent configurations within an interdisciplinary cultural studies. Newton harnesses the possibilities offered by this evolving collection of forces in order to open, refashion, and exemplify possibilities for a humanities to come.

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is University Professor Emeritus at Yeshiva University. Among his books are Narrative Ethics, The Elsewhere, and To Make the Hands Impure (Fordham).

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The Mathematical Imagination MAT THEW HAND EL MAN

On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

— M A RT I N JAY, University of California, Berkeley

“Against the familiar lament that the inappropriate application of mathematical reasoning abets social reification and instrumental rationality, Matthew Handelman rescues forgotten attempts to argue otherwise. This search for a ‘negative mathematics’ that has critical potential has foreshadowed ways in which the yawning gap between the humanities and STEM fields may be overcome in our digital age.”

MAT TH EW HAN DE LM AN

is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Michigan State University.

As Horkheimer and Adorno first conceived of it, critical theory steadfastly opposed the mathematization of thought. Mathematics signaled a dangerous positivism that led reason to the barbarism of the Second World War. Yet drawn to the austerity and muteness of mathematics, friends and forerunners of the Frankfurt School found in mathematical negativity strategies to capture the marginalized experiences and perspectives of Jews in Germany. Handelman shows how an engagement with mathematics uncovers a more capacious vision of the critical project, one with tools that can help us intervene in our digital and increasingly mathematical present.

The Mathematical Imagination is available from the publisher on an open access basis.


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Last Acts

M AGGI E VINT ER

The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage

— PATR I C I A C A H I L L , Emory University

“Last Acts offers a dazzling account of Renaissance theatrical performances of death. Bookended by an engaging Introduction and an eloquent Coda that ranges in time from John Donne to David Bowie, this erudite book provides a theoretically sophisticated analysis of the theater’s constitutive role in shaping political and economic discourse.”

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is Assistant Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

Last Acts argues that the Elizabethan and Jacobean theater offered important opportunities to practice arts of dying. While theater is often understood as a form of mourning, early modern plays also engage with devotional traditions that understand death less as an occasion for suffering or grief than as an action to be performed, well or badly. Active deaths belie mortality narratives of helplessness and loss and instead suggest how marginalized and constrained subjects might participate in the political, social, and economic management of life. Analyzing death scenes in Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson alongside devotional texts and contemporary biopolitical theory, Last Acts shows how theater reflects, enables, and contests the politicization of life and death.

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Unknowing Fanaticism RO SS LER NER

Reformation Literatures of Self-Annihilation

— JU LI A REI N H A RD LU P TO N , University of California, Irvine

“Lerner presents a thoughtful and penetrating study of how England’s major seventeenthcentury writers came to terms with a tradition of prophecy, messianism, and divine grace that can be utopian and critical but also militant and destructive. In gesturing toward twenty-first-century politics, Lerner never chains his analyses to the contemporary situation but instead gives us tools to think about jihadism, right-wing terror, fundamentalism, and liberation theology.”

ROSS LE R NER

is Assistant Professor of English at Occidental College.

The term fanatic, from the European Reformation to today, has never been a stable one. Then and now it has been reductively defined to justify state violence and to de-legitimize alternative sources of authority. Unknowing Fanaticism rejects the simplified binary of fanatical religion and rational politics, turning to Renaissance literature to demonstrate that fanaticism was integral to how both modern politics and poetics developed, from the German Peasants’ Revolt to the English Civil War.

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The Tongue-Tied Imagination TOB IA S WA RNER

Decolonizing Literary Modernity in Senegal

— I SA B EL H O F MEY R, New York University

“Intellectually capacious and calmly magisterial, this remarkable book uses the case of French and Wolof in Senegal to remake ideas about literature and translation. This exquisite book will be read for decades to come—a decisive intervention from Africa into debates on world literature.”

TOBIAS WARN ER

is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of

Should a writer work in a former colonial language or in a vernacular? The language question was one of the great intractable problems that haunted postcolonial literatures in the twentieth century. But instead of asking whether language matters, The Tongue-Tied Imagination explores how the language question itself came to matter. Focusing on Senegal, Warner draws on extensive archival research and an understudied corpus of novels, poetry, and films in both French and Wolof, as well as educational projects and popular periodicals. In tracing the politics of language from colonization through independence to the era of neoliberal development, Warner reveals language debates as a site from which to rethink the terms of world literature and chart a renewed practice of literary comparison. California, Davis.

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Lives of the Dead Poets KA REN SWA NN

Keats, Shelley, Coleridge

— M A RC RE D F I EL D, Brown University

“This is one of the most exquisitely crafted books I have ever had the privilege of reading. Swann sets out to complicate the idea that biographical fascination is simply retrograde, sentimental, canonizing, or ideological. With the assurance of a deeply felt calling, this book addresses the largest questions that we face as readers of literature.”

KAREN SWANN

is Morris Professor of Rhetoric Emerita in the Williams College English Department.

Any reader engaging the work of Keats, Shelley, or Coleridge must confront the role biography has played in their canonization. Especially when it centers on the early deaths of Keats and Shelley, biographical interest tends to be dismissed as a Victorian and sentimental phenomenon. And yet a line of verse by these poets can still trigger associations with biographical detail in ways that spark pathos or produce intimations of prolepsis or fatality, even for readers suspicious of such effects. Taking seriously this biographical fascination, Swann shows how poets’ afterlives offer an opening for poetry’s survival, from its first nineteenth-century death sentences into our present.


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SIDEWAYS

The Queer Politics of Art in Modern American Fiction Dana Seitler

Reading Sideways The Queer Politics of Art in Modern American Fiction

DA NA S EI TL E R

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— EL I Z A B ET H F RE EMA N , University of California, Davis

“Reading Sideways teaches us how to read dialogues between art objects and artistic fields in ways that remind us of why the humanities matter: because the friction between artistic media and our encounters with art estranges what we think we know about ourselves and our attachments. Radiantly written, it is itself both a powerful theory of aesthetics and an aesthetic object worth our deep engagement.”

Reading Sideways explores the pivotal role that various art forms played in American literary fiction in direct relation to the politics of gender and sexuality in works of modern American literature. It tracks the crosswise circulation of aesthetic ideas in fiction and argues that at stake in the aesthetic turn of these works was not only the theorization of aesthetic experience but also an engagement with political arguments and debates about available modes of sociability and sexual expression. To track these engagements, its author, Dana Seitler, performs a method she calls “lateral reading,” a mode of interpretation that moves horizontally through various historical entanglements and across the fields of the arts to make sense of—and see in a new light—their connections, challenges, and productive frictions. Each chapter takes a different art form as its object: sculpture, portraiture, homecraft, and opera. These art forms appear in some of the major works of literature of the period central to negotiations of gender, race, and sexuality, including those by Henry James, Davis, Willa Cather, Du Bois, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Mary Wilkins Freeman. But the literary texts that each chapter of this book takes as its motivation not only include a specific art form or object as central to its politics, they also build an alternative aesthetic vocabulary through which they seek to alter, challenge, or participate in the making of social and sexual life. By cultivating a counter-aesthetics of the unfinished, the uncertain, the small, the low, and the allusive, these fictions recognize other ways of knowing and being than those oriented toward reductively gendered accounts of beauty, classed imperatives established by the norms of taste, or apolitical treatises of sexual disinterestedness. And within them—and through “reading sideways”—we can witness the coming-into-legibility of a set of diffuse practices that provide a pivot point for engaging the political methods of minoritized subjects at the turn of the twentieth century.

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DA N A SE I T LE R is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Atavistic Tendencies: The Culture of Science in Modern America.

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Exterranean Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene

PHIL LI P J OHN U S HE R

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— C L A I RE CO L E BRO O K , Pennsylvania State University

“For anyone who might be suffering from Anthropocene fatigue, this is a book to jolt you from your slumbers. What happens to the globe when we shift attention from the outward projection of emissions to extraction? The Earth we thought we knew, and were already mourning, takes on a stunning new critical light.”

— KA RE N RA B ER, University of Mississippi

“Usher’s brilliant study is a richly argued, erudite yet lyrical ode to the stuff of which the Earth is made. Exterranean engages with the record of human earthly entanglements in early modern European humanism, but always with a view to counterbalancing current distancing and idealizing views of a globe that is all surface, and no depth. By channeling the voices and agencies of Earth’s nonhuman subterranean elements in all their omnipresent intimacy, Usher thus reconnects us not merely to the history of knowledge and beliefs about the Earth and its contents but also to our own fragile planet.”

is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Exterranean concerns the extraction of stuff from the Earth, a process in which matter goes from being sub- to exterranean. By opening up a rich archive of nonmodern texts and images from across Europe, this work offers a bracing riposte to several critical trends in ecological thought. By shifting emphasis from emission to extraction, Usher reorients our perspective away from Earthrise-like globes and shows what is gained by opening the planet to depths within. The book thus maps the material and immaterial connections between the Earth from which we extract, the human and nonhuman agents of extraction, and the extracted matter with which we live daily. Eschewing the self-congratulatory claims of posthumanism, Usher instead elaborates a productive tension between the materially situated homo of nonmodern humanism and the abstract and aggregated anthropos of the Anthropocene. In dialogue with Michel Serres, Bruno Latour, and other interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities, Usher shows what premodern material can offer to contemporary theory. Examining textual and visual culture alike, Usher explores works by Ronsard, Montaigne, and Rabelais; early scientific works by Paracelsus and others; and objects, engravings, buildings, and the Salt Mines of Wieliczka. Both historicist and speculative in approach, Exterranean lays the groundwork for a comparative ecocriticism that reaches across and untranslates theoretical affordances between periods and languages. PH IL LIP JOHN USHER

at New York University.


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Levels of Organic Life and the Human

An Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology

HE LMUT H PLESS NER translated by MI LLAY HYATT, introduction by J. M . B E R NST EI N

“This twentieth-century work was a pioneering effort to articulate an alternative to mechanistic-reductive accounts of life. Neglected for too long, it is now available to a wider audience in a new climate, where it will have its full impact.” —C HA RL ES TAY LOR , author of A Secular Age

Dreaming, Being

“Among twentieth-century philosophers Helmuth Plessner stands apart, anticipating key ideas in theoretical biology and cognitive science.” — EVAN THOMP SON , author of Waking,

Initially obscured by the ascent of Heidegger and by the author’s persecution by the Nazis, Plessner’s vision has once again become appreciated by scholars concerned with animality, human dignity, materialism, and the philosophy of cognition, technology, and nature. This key work by a titan of modern thought helps us approach philosophy and social theory together with science, without reducing the former to the latter.

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H E LMU TH P LE SSNE R (1892–1985) was a German philosopher and sociologist. His Political Anthropology has just appeared in English. SCIENCE

Being Brains

FER NAND O V IDA L and FRA NCI S CO ORT E G A

Making the Cerebral Subject

Being Brains offers a critical exploration of neurocentrism, the belief that “we are our brains,” which became widespread in the 1990s. Encouraged by advances in neuroimaging, the humanities and social sciences have taken a “neural turn,” in the form of neuro-subspecialties in fields such as anthropology, aesthetics, education, history, law, sociology, and theology. Dubious but successful commercial enterprises such as “neuromarketing” and “neurobics” have emerged to take advantage of the heightened sensitivity to all things neuro. While neither hegemonic nor monolithic, the neurocentric view embodies a powerful ideology that is at the heart of some of today’s most important philosophical, ethical, scientific, and political debates. Being Brains, chosen as 2018 Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences by the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences, examines the internal logic of such ideology, its genealogy, and its main contemporary incarnations.

F ER NA ND O V IDAL is Research Professor of ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) at the Medical Anthropology Research Center, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain.

F RA NC ISCO ORT EG A is Professor at the Institute for Social Medicine and Research Coordinator of the Rio Center for Global Health at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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THEOLOGY

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Spiritual Grammar F. D OM INIC LONGO

Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

Spiritual Grammar identifies a genre of religious literature that until now has not been recognized as such. In this surprising and theoretically nuanced study, F. Dominic Longo reveals how grammatical structures of language addressed in two medieval texts published nearly four centuries apart, from distinct religious traditions, offer a metaphor for how the self is embedded in spiritual reality. Reading The Grammar of Hearts (Nahw al-qulūb) by the great Sufi shaykh and Islamic scholar ‘Abd al-Karīm al-Qushayrī (d. 1074) and Moralized Grammar (Donatus moralizatus) by Christian theologian Jean Gerson (d. 1429), Longo reveals how both authors use the rules of language and syntax to advance their pastoral goals. Indeed, grammar provides the two masters with a fresh way of explaining spiritual reality to their pupils and to discipline the souls of their readers in the hopes that their writings would make others adept in the grammar of the heart.

F. D O M INIC LON GO is Assistant Professor of Theology and co-director of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

THEOLOGY

Karl Barth and Comparative Theology MA RT HA L. MOO RE -K EI SH and CHR IST IA N T. COLLI NS W INN, editors

Building on recent engagements with Barth in the area of theologies of religion, Karl Barth and Comparative Theology inaugurates a new conversation between Barth’s theology and comparative theology. Each essay brings Barth into conversation with theological claims from other religious traditions for the purpose of modeling deep learning across religious borders from a Barthian perspective. For each tradition, two Barth-influenced theologians offer focused engagements of Barth with the tradition’s respective themes and figures, and a response from a theologian from that tradition then follows. With these surprising and stirringly creative exchanges, Karl Barth and Comparative Theology promises to open up new trajectories for comparative theology.

CONT RIBUTOR S: Chris Boesel, Francis X. Clooney, Christian T. Collins Winn, Victor Ezigbo, James Farwell, Tim Hartman, S. Mark Heim, Paul Knitter, Pan-chiu Lai, Martha L. Moore-Keish, Peter Ochs, Marc Pugliese, Joshua Ralston, Anantanand Rambachan, Randi Rashkover, Kurt Richardson, Mun’im Sirry, John Sheveland, Nimi Wariboko

C HRIST IAN T. COLLINS WIN N

is Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at

MA RTHA L. M OORE -K E ISH is the J. B. Green Associate Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bethel University.


Medieval Studies | Religion “The intellectual pitch of Ecstasy in the Classroom will be evident from its title. Even-Ezra’s fascinating and deeply learned book studies the intricate means by which the rationalism of scholasticinquirycomestotermswithecstatic,inspiredknowledge.Theauthor’spointofdeparture: scholastic philosophy’s grappling with St. Paul’s transport into the‘third heaven’as the basis of his theology.The author probes the psychology and ethics of inspired knowledge and presents the

ecstasy in the classroom Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval Paris FORDHAM

Miguel Gómez, Kyle C. Lincoln, and Damian Smith, Editors

Government, Family, and War

king alfonso viii of castile

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“fountain of knowledge.” It considers little-known texts by William of Auxerre, Philip the Chancellor,William of Auvergne, Alexander of Hales, and other theologians of this community to

intheClassroomexplorestheinterfacebetweenacademictheologyandecstaticexperienceinthefirst half of the thirteenth century, formative years for the University of Paris, medieval Europe’s

specific nature of the knowledge of God that medieval university theologians enjoyed compared withothermodesofknowingGod—rapture,prophecy,thebeatificvision,andsimplefaith?Ecstasy

Canecstaticexperiencesbestudiedwiththeacademicinstrumentsofrationalinvestigation?What kinds of religious illumination are experienced by academically minded people? And what is the

individuals in isolation to the classroom.” —C. Stephen Jaeger, University of Illinois

mediatingexperiencesoftrance,ecstasy,andpropheticvisionasmeansnotonlyofinsightbutalso of‘transformation of the self.’Even-Ezra’s work extends the focal point of mystical knowledge from

SERIES TEMPLATE re-createtheirscholarlydiscourse.Ithasthreegoals:first,tomapandanalyzethisgroup’sscholastic discourseaboutraptureandothermodesofcognition;second,toexplicatetheperceptionoftheself thatthesemodesimply:thepossibilityoftransformationandthecomplexstructureofthesouland its habits; and third, to read these discussions as a window on the foundational tensions in this newborn community of medieval professionals and its social and cultural context. Juxtaposing scholasticquestionswithcontemporarycourtlyromancesandreadingAristotle’sAnalyticsalongside hagiographical anecdotes, Ecstasy in the Classroom challenges the often rigid historiographical boundaries between scholastic thought and its institutional and cultural context. Ayelet Even-Ezra is Assistant Professor of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She studies Europe’s medieval scholastic culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

FORDHAM SERIES IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES Mary C. Erler and Franklin T. Harkins, series editors

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The Singular Voice of Being AN DREW LAZ EL LA

John Duns Scotus and Ultimate Difference

The Singular Voice of Being reconsiders John Duns Scotus’s well-studied theory of the univocity of being in light of his less explored discussions of ultimate difference. Ultimate difference is a notion introduced by Aristotle and known by the Aristotelian tradition, but one that, this book argues, Scotus radically retrofits to buttress his doctrine of univocity. Scotus broadens ultimate difference to include not only specific differences, but also intrinsic modes of being (e.g., finite/infinite) and principles of individuation (i.e., haecceitates). Furthermore, he deepens it by divorcing it from anything with categorical classification, such as substantial form. Scotus uses his revamped notion of ultimate difference as a means of dividing being, despite the longstanding Parmenidean arguments against such division. The book highlights the unique role of difference in Scotus’s thought, which conceives of difference not as a fall from the perfect unity of being but rather as a perfective determination of an otherwise indifferent concept. The division of being culminates in individuation as the final degree of perfection, which constitutes indivisible (i.e., singular) degrees of being. This systematic study of ultimate difference opens new dimensions for understanding Scotus’s dense thought with respect to not only univocity, but also to individuation, cognition, and acts of the will.

is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Scranton. He received his PhD from DePaul University in 2010.

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King Alfonso VIII of Castile

M IGU EL GÓ MEZ , KYL E C. LI NCO LN, and DA MI A N SM I T H, editors

Government, Family, and War

King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family and War brings together a diverse group of scholars whose work concerns the reign of Alfonso VIII (1158–1215). This was a critical period in the history of the Iberian peninsula, when the conflict between the Christian north and the Moroccan empire of the Almohads was at its most intense, while the political divisions between the five Christian kingdoms reached their high-water mark. From his troubled ascension as a child to his victory at Las Navas de Tolosa near the end of his fifty-seven-year reign, Alfonso VIII and his kingdom were at the epicenter of many of the most dramatic events of the era.

CON TRIBUTORS: Martin Alvira Cabrer, Janna Bianchini, Sam Zeno Conedera, S.J., Miguel Dolan Gómez, Carlos de Ayala Martínez, Kyle C. Lincoln, Joseph O’Callaghan, Teofilo F. Ruiz, Miriam Shadis, Damian J. Smith, James J. Todesca

is Professor of History at Saint Louis University.

is Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Kalamazoo College.

is Lecturer in History at the University of Dayton. KYLE C . L IN COLN

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272 pages 9780823284436 • Paperback • $35.00 (SDT), £26.99 9780823284429 • Hardback • $125.00 (SDT), £100.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought M ARCH

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Colonizing Christianity G EORG E E. DEMACOP OULOS

Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade

Colonizing Christianity employs postcolonial critique to analyze the transformations of Greek and Latin religious identity in the wake of the Fourth Crusade. Through close readings of texts from the period of Latin occupation, this book argues that the experience of colonization splintered the Greek community over how best to respond to the Latin other while illuminating the mechanisms by which Western Christians authorized and exploited the Christian East. The experience of colonial subjugation opened permanent fissures within the Orthodox community, which struggled to develop a consistent response to aggressive demands for submission to the Roman Church.

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G EORG E E . DE MACOP OULOS is Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University. He is the author of four monographs, most recently The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity and Gregory the Great: Ascetic Pastor and First-Man of Rome. With Aristotle Papanikolaou, he co-founded the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University. He presently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies.

P S Y C H O A N A LY S I S

Dynamis of Healing

P I A S O PHIA CH AU DHAR I

Patristic Theology and the Psyche

This book explores how traces of the energies and dynamics of Orthodox Christian theology and anthropology may be observed in the clinical work of depth psychology. Looking to theology to express its own religious truths and to psychology to see whether these truth claims show up in healing modalities, the author creatively engages both disciplines in order to highlight the possibilities for healing contained therein. Dynamis of Healing elucidates how theology and psychology are by no means fundamentally at odds with each other but rather can work together in a beautiful and powerful synergia to address both the deepest needs and deepest desires of the human person for healing and flourishing.

PIA S OPHIA C HAUD HAR I holds a doctorate in theology from the department of Psychiatry & Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Her research interests include theological anthropology, depth psychology, processes of healing, and the engagement with aesthetics and beauty. She is a founding co-chair of the Analytical Psychology and Orthodox Christianity Consultation (APOCC).


Husserl German Perspectives

JO HN J. DRUMM O N D and OTFR IE D H ÖF FE, editors 320 pages 9780823284467 • Hardback • $75.00 (SDT), £60.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JUNE

PHILOSOPHY

— B URT H O P K I N S , University of Lille

“This book offers a corrective to the trend to present Husserl’s thought through critical departures from it, such of those as Heidegger, Derrida, and Dummett, instead approaching, and sometimes criticizing, Husserl’s thought on its own terms. The volume offers an important contribution to contemporary philosophy in both the continental and analytic traditions.”

Edmund Husserl, generally regarded as the founding figure of phenomenology, exerted an enormous influence on the course of twentieth- and twenty-first-century philosophy. This volume collects and translates essays written by important Germanspeaking commentators on Husserl, ranging from his contemporaries to scholars of today, to make available in English some of the best commentary on Husserl and the phenomenological project. The essays focus on three problematics within phenomenology: the nature and method of phenomenology; intentionality, with its attendant issues of temporality and subjectivity; and intersubjectivity and culture. Several essays also deal with Martin Heidegger’s phenomenology, although in a manner that reveals not only Heidegger’s differences with Husserl but also his reliance on and indebtedness to Husserl’s phenomenology. Taken together, the book shows the continuing influence of Husserl’s thought, demonstrating how such subsequent developments as existentialism, hermeneutics, and deconstruction were defined in part by how they assimilated and departed from Husserlian insights. The course of what has come to be called continental philosophy cannot be described without reference to this assimilation and departure, and among the many successor approaches phenomenology remains a viable avenue for contemporary thought. In addition, problems addressed by Husserl—most notably, intentionality, consciousness, the emotions, and ethics—are of central concern in contemporary non-phenomenological philosophy, and many contemporary thinkers have turned to Husserl for guidance. The essays demonstrate how significant Husserl remains to contemporary philosophy across several traditions and several generations.

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CON TRIBUTORS: Rudolf Bernet, Klaus Held, Ludwig Landgrebe, Dieter Lohmar, Verena Mayer, Christopher Erhard, Ullrich Melle, Karl Mertens, Ernst Wolfgang Orth, Jan Patočka, Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl, Karl Schuhmann, and Elisabeth Ströker

is the Robert Southwell, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Fordham University. J OHN J. D RUMM OND

OTFR IED HÖFF E is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany, and Director of the Research Center for Political Philosophy.

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Whom We Shall Welcome DAN IE LL E B ATT IST I

Italian Americans and Immigration Reform, 1945–1965

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is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska–Omaha.

Whom We Shall Welcome examines World War II immigration of Italians to the United States, an under-studied period in Italian immigration history. Danielle Battisti looks at efforts by Italian American organizations to foster Italian immigration along with the lobbying efforts of Italian Americans to change the quota laws. While Italian Americans (and other white ethnics) had attained virtual political and social equality with many other groups of older-stock Americans by the end of the war, Italians continued to be classified as undesirable immigrants. Her work is an important contribution toward understanding the construction of Italian American racial/ethnic identity in this period, the role of ethnic groups in U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War era, and the history of the liberal immigration reform movement that led to the 1965 Immigration Act. Whom We Shall Welcome makes significant contributions to histories of migration and ethnicity, post-World War II liberalism, and immigration policy.

L I T E R A RY C R I T I C I S M

Allied Encounters

MA R ISA ES COL AR

The Gendered Redemption of World War II Italy

Allied Encounters uniquely explores Anglo-American and Italian literary, cinematic, and military representations of World War II Italy in order to trace, critique, and move beyond the gendered paradigm of redemption that has conditioned understandings of the Allied–Italian encounter. The arrival of the Allies’ global forces in an Italy torn by civil war brought together populations that had long mythologized one another, yet “liberation” did not prove to be the happy ending touted by official rhetoric. Instead of a “honeymoon,” the Allied–Italian encounter in cities such as Naples and Rome appeared to be a lurid affair, where the black market reigned supreme and prostitution was the norm. Informed by the historical context as well as by their respective traditions, these texts become more than mirrors of the encounter or generic allegories. Instead, they are sites in which to explore repressed traumas that inform how the occupation unfolded and is remembered, including the Holocaust, the American Civil War, and European colonialism, as well as individual traumatic events like the massacre of the Fosse Ardeatine and the mass civilian rape near Rome by colonial soldiers.

MA RISA ESCOLAR is Assistant Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


American Parishes Remaking Local Catholicism

GA RY J. ADLER J R ., TR IC IA C. BRUCE , and BR IA N STA R K S, editors 224 pages 9780823284344 • Paperback • $30.00 (SDT), £22.99 9780823284351 • Hardback • $105.00 (SDT), £84.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Catholic Practice in North America JULY

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Parishes are the missing middle in studies of American Catholicism. Between individual Catholics and a global institution, the thousands of local parishes are where Catholicism gets remade. American Parishes showcases what social forces shape parishes, what parishes do, how they do it, and what this says about the future of Catholicism in the United States. Expounding an embedded field approach, this book displays the numerous forces currently reshaping American parishes. It draws from sociology of religion, culture, organizations, and race to illuminate basic parish processes, like leadership and education, and ongoing parish struggles like conflict and multiculturalism. American Parishes brings together contemporary data, methods, and questions to establish a sociological re-engagement with Catholic parishes and a Catholic re-engagement with sociological analysis. Contributions by leading social scientists highlight how community, geography, and authority intersect within parishes. It illuminates and analyzes how growing racial diversity, an aging religious population, and neighborhood change affect the inner workings of parishes.

is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Pennsylvania State

CON TRIBUTORS: Gary J. Adler Jr., Nancy Ammerman, Mary Jo Bane, Tricia C. Bruce, John A. Coleman, S.J., Kathleen Garces-Foley, Mary Gray, Brett Hoover, Courtney Ann Irby, Tia Noelle Pratt, and Brian Starks G A RY J. AD L E R JR.

University.

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is Associate Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University.

TRICIA C . BRU C E is Associate Professor of Sociology at Maryville College and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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GA RY W. GA L LAGH ER and ELIZAB ETH R . VA R ON, editors

F O R D H A M P R E SS .CO M

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Edited by Gary Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon, two of the most prominent nineteenthcentury American historians in the nation, New Perspectives on the Union War provides a more nuanced understanding of what “Union” meant in the Civil War North by exploring how various groups of northerners conceived of the term. The essays in this volume demonstrate that while there was a broad consensus that the war was fought, or should be fought, for the cause of Union, there was bitter disagreement over how to define that cause—debate not only between political camps but also within them. The chapters touch on economics, politics, culture, military affairs, ethnicity, and questions relating to just war.

CONTRIBUTORS: Michael T. Caires, Frank Cirillo, D.H. Dilbeck, Jack Furniss, Jesse George-Nichol, William B. Kurtz, Peter C. Luebke, and Tamika Nunley

G ARY W. G ALL AGH ER is John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and Director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Union War.

E LIZA BE TH R. VARON is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History and Associate Director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. She is the author of numerous books, including Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War.


New Distributed Client! THE REFUGE PRESS We are pleased to announce the establishment of The Refuge Press, the publishing arm of Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA). An independent imprint in partnership with Fordham University Press, The Refuge Press will publish primarily in three areas: 1. Changing Perceptions: Books that are both testimonies or research, drawn often from refugees and migrants, in order to change perceptions about the dispossessed and their lives. 2. Lifting Voices from Forgotten Crises: Books that seek to inform about the world’s forgotten crises. 3. Reflections on Our Time: Books, both new and republished, that look at humanitarian crises and lessons learned, especially those drawn from aid professionals, focusing on their work and experiences. The first book of The Refuge Press will be Blood of Two Streams by Francis M. Deng, followed by an updated re-issue of Larry Hollingworth’s seminal memoir Merry Christmas Mr. Larry.

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The Unconstructable Earth

Winner — French Voices Translation Award

Left Bank of the Hudson

FRÉD ÉRIC NEYRAT translated by DREW S. BUR K

Winner — J. Owen Grundy History Award

DAV ID J. GOO DWI N foreword by DW G I BS O N

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An Ecology of Separation

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Winner — 2018 DAAD Book Prize of the GSA in Germanistik and Cultural Studies

Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street

Winner — American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize, 20th and 21st Centuries Category

Winner — Aldo & Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages & Literatures

Recoding World Literature

Honorable Mention — Howard R. Marraro Prize

Pre-Occupied Spaces

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Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books B. VE NKAT MAN I

Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies TE RESA FI ORE

360 pages, 13 black and white illustrations 9780823273416, Paperback, $28.00 (SDT), £20.99

272 pages, 8 black and white illustrations 9780823261819 Paperback, $26.00 (SDT), £19.99 Forms of Living

VEENA DAS

Health, Disease, Poverty

Affliction

Honorable Mention — Senior Book Prize in Feminist Anthropology

256 pages 9780823272662, Paperback, $28.00 (SDT), £20.99

COREY MCE LE NEY

Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Futile Pleasures

Honorable Mention — MLA Prize for a First Book

320 pages, 7 x 10 9780823274338, Paperback, $35.00 (SDT), £26.99 Critical Studies in Italian America

Winner — American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize, Film and Other Media Studies Category

The Techne of Giving

Cinema and the Generous Form of Life TI MOTHY C. CA MPBELL

240 pages, 30 black and white illustrations 9780823273263, Paperback, $30.00 (SDT), £22.99 Commonalities

Honorable Mention — Arab American Book Award, Nonfiction Honorable Mention — Association for Middle East Women’s Studies Book Award

Sexagon

Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture MEHAMMED AMAD EUS MACK

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Crucified Wisdom

B E S T S E L L I N G A N D AWA R D - W I N N I N G B A C K L I S T

The House of Early Sorrows

S. MARK HEIM

304 pages • 88 b/w illustrations 9780823281022 • Hardback • $35.00 (HC), £26.99 Empire State Editions

E LIZABETH MACAUL AY-LEWIS and MAT THEW M. MCG OWAN, editors

Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham

Classical New York

240 pages 9780823282371 • Paperback • $28.00 (SDT), £20.99

DAVID LLOYD

The Racial Regime of Aesthetics

Under Representation

280 pages • 15 b/w illustrations 9780823279203 • Paperback • $24.95 (TP), £18.99 Empire State Editions

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Creating and Sustaining Affordable Housing in New York

Neighborhood Success Stories

160 pages 9780823279340 • Paperback • $25.00 (SDT), £18.99 Donald McGannon Communication Research Center’s Everett C. Parker Book Series

B ETH KNOBEL

How Accountability Reporting Evolved for the Digital Age

The Watchdog Still Barks

176 pages 9780823282296 • Paperback • $25.00 (SDT), £18.99 Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

PEGGY KAMUF

Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

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The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker

Boss of Black Brooklyn

Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Figuring Violence LO UISE DESALVO

344 pages 9780823281237 • Paperback • $32.00 (AC), £24.99 Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions

A Memoir in Essays

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Affective Investments in Perpetual War 352 pages • 19 b/w illustrations 9780823281688 • Paperback • $30.00 (SDT), £22.99

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Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing

Sacred Shelter

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JO NATHAN G OLD BERG

Words, Images, and What Persists

Saint Marks

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ANDR EW FEFFER

Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism

Bad Faith

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ANNE D UFOUR MA NTELLE translated by KATHER INE PAYNE and VI NCENT SALLÉ foreword by CAT HER INE MAL AB OU

Meditations on the Risk of Living

Power of Gentleness

224 pages 9780823281879 • Paperback • $25.00 (SDT), £18.99

JO SEPH D REXLER -DR EI S

Salvation in Colonial Modernity

Decolonial Love

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A Phantasmography

The Blind Man

RO BERT D ESJAR LAI S

Education at War The Fight for Students of Color in America’s Public Schools A RS H A D IM TI AZ A LI and T RACY LACHICA BU ENAV ISTA, editors 288 pages 9780823279098 • Paperback • $27.95 (AC), £20.99

Counter Institution Activist Estates of the Lower East Side NAN D I NI BAG CHEE 264 pages • 7 x 9 • 100 color illustrations 9780823279265 • Paperback • $29.95 (TP), £22.99 Empire State Editions

Midden JU LIA B OUWS MA foreword by AFAA M . WEAVER 96 pages • 8 x 9 • 4 b/w illustrations 9780823280988 • Paperback • $22.00 (SDT), £16.99 Poets Out Loud

Our Country Northern Evangelicals and the Union during the Civil War Era G RA NT R. BRO DRE CHT

288 pages 9780823279913 • Paperback • $40.00 (SDT), £32.00 The North’s Civil War

Delirious Naples

A Cultural History of the City of the Sun

PELLEG RINO D’ACIERNO and STA NISLAO G. PUG LI ES E, editors 288 pages • 30 color and 28 b/w illustrations 9780823279999 • Paperback • $35.00 (AC), £26.99

Finance Fictions

Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis A RN E DE B OEVER

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Only in New York

Latinx Literature Unbound

200 pages • 3 b/w illustrations 9780823279241 • Paperback • $30.00 (AC), £22.99

RA LPH E. ROD RI G UEZ

Undoing Ethnic Expectation

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INDEX A Adelman, Rebecca A. 28 Adler, Gary J. 25 Administering Interpretation 10 Affliction 27 Alegal 29 Ali, Arshad Imtiaz 28 Allied Encounters 24 American Museum of Natural History and How It Got that Way, The 1 American Parishes 25

B Bad Faith 28 Bagchee, Nandini 28 Battisti, Danielle 24 Being Brains 19 Billings, Timothy 29 Bland, Bartholomew F. 3 Blind Man, The 28 Boss of Black Brooklyn 28 Bouwsma, Julia 28 Brodrecht, Grant R. 28 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2 Bruce, Tricia C. 25 Buenavista, Tracy Lachica 28 Burke, Drew S. 27

C Campbell, Timothy C. 27 Carey, R. Scott 5 Cathay 29 Chaudhari, Pia Sophia 22 Classical New York 28 Clift, Sarah 29 Colonizing Christianity 22 Color of the Moon, The 3 Constable, Marianne 9 Contested Loyalty 29 Counter Institution 28 Crépon, Marc 11 Crucified Wisdom 28

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D’Acierno, Pellegrino 28 Das, Veena 27 Davey, Colin 1 De Boever, Arne 28 Decolonial Love 28 Deep Time, Dark Times 29 Delirious Naples 28 Demacopoulos, George E. 22

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DeSalvo, Louise 28 Desjarlais, Robert 28 Drexler-Dreis, Joseph 28 Drummond, John J. 23 Dufourmantelle, Anne 28 Durante, Francesco 29 Dynamis of Healing 22

E Education at War 28 Escolar, Marisa 24 Exterranean 18

F Feffer, Andrew 28 Figuring Violence 28 Finance Fictions 28 Fisher, James T. 29 Fiore, Teresa 27 For the Love of Psychoanalysis 13 Futile Pleasures 27

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Gabaccia, Donna 29 Gallagher, Gary W. 26 Goldberg, Jonathan 28 Gómez, Miguel 21 Goodrich, Peter 10 Goodwin, David J. 27 Greenfield, Susan Celia 28

H

Handelman, Matthew 14 Hanlon, Pamela 2 Heim, S. Mark 28 Höffe, Otfried 23 House of Early Sorrows, The 28 Howell, Ron 28 Husserl 23 Hyatt, Millay 19

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In the Shadow of Genius 29

J

Jewish Studies as Counterlife 14

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Kamuf, Peggy 28 Karl Barth and Comparative Theology 20 Kidd, Kenneth B. 4 Killing Times 8 King Alfonso VIII of Castile 21

King, Samantha 5 Knobel, Beth 28 Krogius, Henrik 2

L Lamberg, Carol 28 Last Acts 15 Latinx Literature Unbound 29 LaZella, Andrew 21 Left Bank of the Hudson 27 Lerner, Ross 15 Lesser, Thomas A. 1 Levels of Organic Life and the Human 19 Levi, Jacob 11 Lincoln, Kyle C. 21 Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty 28 Lives of the Dead Poets 16 Lloyd, David 28 Longo, F. Dominic 20 Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places 9 Loriaux, Michael 11

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Macaulay-Lewis, Elizabeth 28 Mack, Mehammed Amadeus 27 Macquarrie, Isabel 5 Mani, B. Venkat 27 Mason, Derritt 4 Mathematical Imagination, The 14 Maxwell, Jason 29 McCance, Dawne 10 McEleney, Corey 27 McGowan, Matthew M. 28 McGuinness, Margaret M. 29 Mensch, Barbara G. 29 Messy Eating 5 Midden 28 Millious, Victoria N. 5 Moore-Keish, Martha L. 20 Murder, Inc., and the Moral Life 29 Murderous Consent 11 Muscio, Giuliana 29

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Nancy, Jean-Luc 29 Napoli/New York/Hollywood 29 Neighborhood Success Stories 28 New Perspectives on the Union War 26

Newton, Adam Zachary 14 New York After 9/11 29 Neyrat, Frédéric 27

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Oh Capitano! 29 Only in New York 29 Opotow, Susan 29 Ortega, Francisco 19 Our Country 28

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Payne, Katherine 28 Plessner, Helmuth 19 Plug, Jan 7 Portrait 29 Postcolonial Contemporary, The 29 Pound, Ezra 29 Power, Elaine M. 5 Power of Gentleness 28 Preoccupied Spaces 27 Pugliese, Stanislao G. 28

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Queer as Camp 4

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Reading Sideways 17 Recoding World Literature 27 Reoccupy Earth 6 Reproduction of Life Death, The 10 Richter, Gerhard 12 Roberts, Sam 29 Rodriguez, Ralph E. 29 Roman Catholicism in the United States 29 Rose, Marika 12 Rosenfeld, Michel 10 Rossouw, Henk 29 Rottenberg, Elizabeth 13

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Sacred Shelter 28 Saint Marks 28 Sallé, Vincent 28 Sandow, Robert M. 29 Seitler, Dana 17 Sexagon 27 Shemtob, Zachary Baron 29 Shimabuku, Annmaria M. 29 Singular Voice of Being, The 21 Smith, Damian 21

Sparks, Simon 29 Spiritual Grammar 20 Starks, Brian 25 Supermarket of the Visible, The 7 Swann, Karen 16 Szendy, Peter 7

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Techne of Giving 27 Theology of Failure, A 12 Thinking with Adorno 12 Tongue-Tied Imagination, The 16 Two Cultures of English, The 29

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Unconstructable Earth, The 27 Under Representation 28 Unknowing Fanaticism 15 Usher, Phillip John 18

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Varon, Elizabeth R. 26 Vecoli, Rudolph J. 29 Venditto, Elizabeth O. 29 Vidal, Fernando 19 Vinter, Maggie 15 Volpp, Leti 9 Vookles, Laura 3

W

Wagner, Bryan 9 Wallace, Mark I. 29 Warner, Tobias 16 Watchdog Still Barks, The 28 Watson, Jini Kim 29 Whalen, Robert Weldon 29 When God Was a Bird 29 Whom We Shall Welcome 24 Wilder, Gary 29 Wills, David 8 Winn, Christian T. Collins 20 Witty, Joanne 2 Wood, David 6, 29 Worldly Affair, A 2

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Xamissa 29


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