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  • A Philosophy of Luxury

    1st Edition

    By Lambert Wiesing

    According to the sociologist Max Weber, luxury is the product "of a refusal of utilitarian orientation toward use", and Theodor Adorno that art is luxury without purpose. What is luxury? Would we rather live in a world with or without luxury? Is someone who finds luxury normal experiencing luxury?…

    Paperback – 2019-07-02 

  • Natural Communions

    Religion and Public Life, Volume 40, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gabriel R. Ricci

    The academic treatment of the environment and nature, since the 1980s, has been formalized in sub-disciplines like environmental history, environmental philosophy, ecocriticism and ecospirituality. Within these disciplines the concept of nature has been variously employed to reorient humanity to a…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17 
    Religion and Public Life

  • Personal Identity and Literature

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Colm Hogan

    In Personal Identity and Literature, Hogan examines what makes an individual a particular, unique self. He draws on cognitive and affective science as well as literary works - from Walt Whitman and Frederick Douglass to Dorothy Richardson, Alice Munro, and J. M. Coetzee. His scholarly analyses are…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05 

  • Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances in History, Culture and Theory

    Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susannah Wilson

    This volume is a new contribution to the dynamic scholarly discussion of the control and regulation of psychoactive substances in culture and society. Offering new critical reflections on the reasons prohibitions have historically arisen, the book analyses "prohibitions" as ambivalent and tenuous…

    Hardback – 2019-05-27 
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • Origin and Ellipsis in the Writing of Hilary Mantel

    An Elliptical Dialogue with the Thinking of Jacques Derrida, 1st Edition

    By Eileen Pollard

    Origin and Ellipsis in the Writing of Hilary Mantel provokes a re-engagement with Derrida’s thinking in contemporary literature, with particular emphasis on the philosopher’s preoccupation with the process of writing. This is the first book-length study of Mantel’s writing, not just in terms of…

    Hardback – 2019-05-02 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Agamben’s Political Ontology of Nudity in Literature and Art

    1st Edition

    By Frances Restuccia

    This volume develops the central (though neglected) Agambenian concept of nudity along with its crucial political implications. The book discovers within The Use of Bodies a philosophical path to Agamben’s "ontology of nudity," as it is subtended by his notion of the messianic—a dual temporality of…

    Hardback – 2019-04-25 
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • China, India and Alternative Asian Modernities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sanjay Kumar, Satya P. Mohanty, Archana Kumar, Raj Kumar

    The conception of modernity as a radical rupture from the past runs parallel to the conception of Europe as the primary locus of global history. The essays in this volume contest the temporal and spatial divisions—between past and present, modernity and tradition, and Europe’s progress and…

    Hardback – 2019-04-19 
    Routledge India

  • Transmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Literatures in English

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Aliaga-Lavrijsen, José María Yebra-Pertusa

    Transmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Literatures in English offers a constructive dialogue on the concept of the transmodern, focusing on the works by very different contemporary authors from all over the world, such as: Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Sebastian Barry, A. S. Byatt,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-16 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • American Utopia

    Literature, Society, and the Human Use of Human Beings, 1st Edition

    By Peter Swirski

    From the Black Tuesday to the White House, from Plato to Robert Nozick, from Eugene Debs to Richard Nixon, from Peter Cornelis Plockhoy to the hippie communes of the Sixties, from universal basic income to utopian basic income, from proverbial wisdom to multilevel selection, from Big Data to…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 

  • The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming

    How Art Forms Empower, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    This book shows that art involves an aesthetics of self-becoming, wherein we do not simply consume artistic meaning, but become empowered—by adapting ourselves to what creation in the different art forms makes possible. Paul Crowther argues that the great political task in aesthetics is no longer…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Hermeneutic Ontology in Gadamer and Woolf

    The Being of Art and the Art of Being, 1st Edition

    By Adam Noland

    This volume analyses Virginia Woolf’s novels through a philosophical lens, providing an interpretive overview of her works through Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutic ontology. The text argues that interpretation itself is the central subject matter of Woolf’s novels: in order to understand these…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jake Poller

    The twentieth century saw an unprecedented spike in the study of altered states of consciousness. New ASCs, such as those associated with LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, were cultivated and studied, while older ASCs were given new classifications: out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

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