Agamben and Colonialism

Author: Marcelo Svirsky
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748649263
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This collection of essays evaluates Agamben's work from a postcolonial perspective. Svirsky and Bignall assemble leading figures to explore the rich philosophical linkages and the political concerns shared by Agamben and postcolonial theory.

Multidirectional Memory

Author: Michael Rothberg
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804762171
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Multidirectional Memory brings together Holocaust studies and postcolonial studies for the first time to put forward a new theory of cultural memory and uncover an unacknowledged tradition of exchange between the legacies of genocide and colonialism.

From Agamben to Zizek

Author: Jon Simons
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686746
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In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990.

Spaces Between Us

Author: Scott Lauria Morgensen
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452932727
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Explores the intimate relationship of non-Native and Native sexual politics in the United States

Laruelle and Non Philosophy

Author: John Mullarkey
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748664769
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The first collection of critical essays on the work of Francois Laruelle.

Deleuze and Race

Author: Arun Saldanha
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669612
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The first collection of essays on the Deleuzian study of race. An international and multidisciplinary team of scholars inaugurates this field with this wide-ranging and evocative array of case studies.

Badiou and Philosophy

Author: Sean Bowden
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748668330
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This collection of thirteen essays engages directly with the work of Alain Badiou, focusing specifically on the philosophical content of his work and the various connections he established with both his contemporaries and his philosophical heritage.

Catastrophe and Redemption

Author: Jessica Whyte
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438448546
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Offers a striking new reading of Agamben’s political thought and its implications for political action in the present. Challenging the prevalent account of Agamben as a pessimistic thinker, Catastrophe and Redemption proposes a reading of his political thought in which the redemptive element of his work is not a curious aside but instead is fundamental to his project. Jessica Whyte considers his critical account of contemporary politics—his argument that Western politics has been “biopolitics” since its inception, his critique of human rights, his argument that the state of exception is now the norm, and the paradigmatic significance he attributes to the concentration camp—and shows that it is in the midst of these catastrophes of the present that Agamben sees the possibility of a form of profane redemption. Whyte outlines the importance of potentiality in his attempt to formulate a new politics, examines his relation to Jewish and Christian strands of messianism, and interrogates the new forms of praxis that he situates within contemporary commodity culture, taking Agamben’s thought as a call for the creation of new political forms.

The Transit of Empire

Author: Jodi A. Byrd
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452933170
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Examines how “Indianness” has propagated U.S. conceptions of empire

The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies

Author: Graham Huggan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191662429
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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the latest scholarship in postcolonial studies, while also considering possible future developments in the field. Original chapters written by a worldwide team of contritbuors are organised into five cross-referenced sections, 'The Imperial Past', 'The Colonial Present', 'Theory and Practice', 'Across the Disciplines', and 'Across the World'. The chapters offer both country-specific and comparative approaches to current issues, offering a wide range of new and interesting perspectives. The Handbook reflects the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of postcolonial studies and reiterates its continuing relevance to the study of both the colonial past, in its multiple manifestations, and the contemporary globalized world. Taken together, these essays, the dialogues they pursue, and the editorial comments that surround them constitute nothing less than a blueprint for the future of a much-contested but intellectually vibrant and politically engaged field.