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  • Cinema Against Doublethink

    Ethical Encounters with the Lost Pasts of World History

    By David Martin-Jones

    When is it OK to lie about the past? If history is a story, then everyone knows that the "official story" is told by the winners. No matter what we may know about how the past really happened, history is as it is recorded: this is what George Orwell called doublethink. But what happens to all the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-11 
    Routledge
    Remapping World Cinema

  • Heidegger on Technology

    Edited by Aaron James Wendland, Christopher Merwin, Christos Hadjioannou

    This collection offers the first comprehensive and definitive account of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy of technology. It does so through a detailed analysis of canonical texts and recently published primary sources on two crucial concepts in Heidegger’s later thought: Gelassenheit and Gestell.…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

    Edited by Corey McCall, Nathan Ross

    This collection features original essays that examine Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor Adorno’s essays and correspondence on literature. Taken together, the essays present the view that these two monumental figures of 20th-century philosophy were not simply philosophers who wrote about literature, but…

    Hardback – 2018-06-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • The Debt Age

    Edited by Jeffrey R Di Leo, Peter Hitchcock, Sophia A McClennen

    This collection of essays, by some of the most distinguished public intellectuals and cultural critics in America explores various dimensions of what it means to live in the age of debt. They ask, what is the debt age? For that matter, what is debt? Is its meaning transhistorical or transcultural?…

    Paperback – 2018-06-22 
    Routledge

  • German Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

    Weber to Heidegger

    By Julian Young

    The course of German philosophy in the twentieth century is one of the most exciting, diverse and controversial periods in the history of human thought. It is widely studied and its legacy hotly contested. In this outstanding introduction, Julian Young explains and assesses the two dominant…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge

  • Donna Haraway's A Cyborg Manifesto

    By Rebecca Pohl

    Haraway’s ‘Cyborg Manifesto’ is a key postmodern text and is widely taught in many disciplines as one of the first texts to embrace technology from a leftist and feminist perspective using the metaphor of the cyborg to champion a socialist, postmodern, and anti-identitarian politics. Until Haraway’…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Roland Barthes's The Death of the Author

    By Laura Seymour

    Roland Barthes’s 1967 essay, "The Death of the Author," argues against the traditional practice of incorporating the intentions and biographical context of an author into textual interpretation because of the resultant limitations imposed on a text. Hailing "the birth of the reader," Barthes posits…

    Paperback – 2018-05-16
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Seyla Benhabib's The Rights of Others

    Aliens, Residents, and Citizens

    By Burcu Ozcelik

    In The Rights of Others, Benhabib argues that the transnational movement of people across the globe has brought to the fore fundamental dilemmas facing liberal democracies: tension between a state’s commitment to universal human rights, and to its sovereign self-determination and its claims to…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Pankaj Ghemawat's Distance Still Matters

    The Hard Reality of Global Expansion

    By Alessandro Giudici, Marianna Rolbina

    "Distance Still Matters" is an influential Harvard Business Review article. In this work, Ghemawat proposes the CAGE distance framework that allows firms to consider four dimensions of international distance (cultural, administrative, geographic, and economic) when planning global expansion. Then,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • William H. Whyte's The Organization Man

    By Nikki Springer

    William Whyte’s core idea in The Organization Man is that the Protestant Ethic that characterized financial and personal success in American history had been replaced in modern times by the Social Ethic. This stressed the group as the source of creativity and emphasized that the greatest need of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds

    Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Societies, and Nations

    By Nikki Springer

    In The Wisdom of Crowds, New Yorker columnist, Surowiecki, explores the question of whether the many are better than an elite few – no matter their qualifications – at solving problems, promoting innovation and making wise decisions. Surowiecki’s text uses multiple case studies and touches on the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Jacques Derrida's Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of Human Science

    By Tim Smith-Laing

    Jacques Derrida’s Structure, Sign, and Play is one of the most controversial and influential philosophical texts of the 20th century. Delivered at a conference on structuralism at Johns Hopkins, the lecture took aim at the critical and philosophical fashions of the time and radically proposing a…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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