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  • Rethinking Utopia

    Place, Power, Affect

    By David M. Bell

    Over five hundred years since it was named, utopia remains a vital concept for understanding and challenging the world(s) we inhabit, even in – or rather because of – the condition of ‘post-utopianism’ that supposedly permeates them. In Rethinking Utopia David M. Bell offers a diagnosis of the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Biopolitics

    By Catherine Mills

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Marxism and Psychoanalysis

    In or against Psychology?

    By David Pavon-Cuellar

    The methods developed by Freud and Marx have enabled a range of scholars to critically reflect upon the ideological underpinnings of modern and now postmodern or hypermodern western societies. In this intriguing book, the discipline of psychology itself is screened through the twin dynamics of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06 
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Philosophy of Media

    A Short History of Ideas and Innovations from Socrates to Social Media

    By Robert Hassan, Thomas Sutherland

    Since the late-1980s the rise of the Internet and the emergence of the Networked Society have led to a rapid and profound transformation of everyday life. Underpinning this revolution is the computer – a media technology that is capable of not only transforming itself, but almost every other…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge

  • Modernity and Crisis in the Thought of Michel Foucault

    The Totality of Reason

    By Matan Oram

    Few studies of Foucault have examined his thought from a sustained interdisciplinary perspective. Through the interpretative prism of the concept of the ‘Totality of Reason’, this book suggests an original analytical reading of Foucault's thought. This book addresses Foucault’s characterizations of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy

    By Esteve Morera

    Western critical theory, Marxism included, has largely been based on a view of historical materialism that Gramsci, among others, developed in his prison notebooks.  For many, Gramsci’s philosophical reflections in prison offered a new foundation for the philosophy of the future.  His…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

    By Alison Ross

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant’s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Georges Bataille

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Mark Hewson, Marcus Coelen

    Georges Bataille (1897 - 1962) was a philosopher, writer, and literary critic whose work has had a significant impact across disciplines as diverse as philosophy, sociology, economics, art history and literary criticism, as well as influencing key figures in post-modernist and post-structuralist…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge
    Key Concepts

  • On Obama

    By Paul C. Taylor

    On Obama examines some of the key philosophical questions that accompany the historic emergence of the 44th US president. The purpose of this book is to take seriously the once common thought that the Obama presidency had ushered in a post-historical age. Three questions organize the argument of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge
    Thinking in Action

  • Habermas

    By Kenneth Baynes

    Jürgen Habermas is one of the most important German philosophers and social theorists of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. His work has been compared in scope with Max Weber’s, and in philosophical breadth to that of Kant and Hegel. In this much-needed introduction Kenneth Baynes…

    Paperback – 2015-08-17
    Routledge
    The Routledge Philosophers

  • The Politics of Nothing

    On Sovereignty

    Edited by Clare Monagle, Dimitris Vardoulakis

    This book questions what sovereignty looks like when it is de-ontologised; when the nothingness at the heart of claims to sovereignty is unmasked and laid bare. Drawing on critical thinkers in political theology, such as Schmitt, Agamben, Nancy, Blanchot, Paulhan, The Politics of Nothing asks what…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • Imagination and the Imaginary

    By Kathleen Lennon

    The concept of the imaginary is pervasive within contemporary thought, yet can be a baffling and often controversial term. In Imagination and the Imaginary, Kathleen Lennon explores the links between imagination - regarded as the faculty of creating images or forms - and the imaginary, which links…

    Hardback – 2015-02-20
    Routledge

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