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  • Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex book cover

    Bodies That Matter

    On the Discursive Limits of Sex

    By Judith Butler

    In Bodies That Matter, renowned theorist and philosopher Judith Butler argues that theories of gender need to return to the most material dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. Butler offers a brilliant reworking of the body, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the "matter" of…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste book cover


    A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

    By Pierre Bourdieu

    No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu’s Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast…

    Paperback – 2010-03-12
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  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment book cover

    Black Feminist Thought

    Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

    By Patricia Hill Collins

    In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist…

    Paperback – 2008-09-11
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  • Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity book cover

    Gender Trouble

    Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

    By Judith Butler

    One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial. Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning…

    Paperback – 2006-05-12
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  • History of Western Philosophy book cover

    History of Western Philosophy

    By Bertrand Russell

    First published in 1946, History of Western Philosophy went on to become the best-selling philosophy book of the twentieth century. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy. Providing a sophisticated overview of the ideas…

    Paperback – 2004-02-02
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  • Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology book cover

    Being and Nothingness

    An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology, 2nd Edition

    By Jean-Paul Sartre

    Being and Nothingness is without doubt one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. The central work by one of the world's most influential thinkers, it altered the course of western philosophy. Its revolutionary approach challenged all previous assumptions about the individual's…

    Paperback – 2003-08-28
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  • The Logic of Scientific Discovery book cover

    The Logic of Scientific Discovery

    2nd Edition

    By Karl Popper

    Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists,…

    Paperback – 2002-02-21
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  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism book cover

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    By Max Weber

    Max Weber's best-known and most controversial work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, first published in 1904, remains to this day a powerful and fascinating read. Weber's highly accessible style is just one of many reasons for his continuing popularity. The book contends that the…

    Paperback – 2001-05-17
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