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  1. Biopolitics

    Biopolitics

    A Reader

    Edited by Timothy Campbell and Adam Sitze

    Series a John Hope Franklin Center Book

    Duke University Press Books

    A compilation of the primary texts—by Foucault, Arendt, Agamben, Badiou, and other theorists—that laid the ground for contemporary thinking about biopolitics, or the relations between life and politics.... Learn More
    Published: 9th December 2013
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  2. Red Tape
    Examining the chronic, widespread poverty in India, the world's fourth largest economy, Akhil Gupta theorizes the relation between the state in India and the poor as one of structural violence.... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2012
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  3. The Queer Art of Failure
    The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives—to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved... Learn More
    Published: 19th September 2011
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  4. A World of Becoming
    The prominent political theorist William E. Connolly outlines a political philosophy for the contemporary world: a world whose powers of creative evolution include and exceed the human estate.... Learn More
    Published: 17th January 2011
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  5. Vibrant Matter
    Theorizes the political agency of things and natural phenomena—such as trash, food, weather, and electricity—to examine how non-human elements exert force on human politics and social relations.... Learn More
    Published: 4th January 2010
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  6. Liquidated
    Financial collapses—whether of the junk bond market, the Internet bubble, or the highly leveraged housing market—are often explained as the inevitable result of market cycles: What goes up must come down. In Liquidated,... Learn More
    Published: 13th July 2009
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  7. World-Systems Analysis
    In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered thirty years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world.... Learn More
    Published: 27th August 2004
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  8. Critique of Black Reason

    Critique of Black Reason

    Written by Achille Mbembe, Translated by Laurent Dubois

    Series a John Hope Franklin Center Book

    Duke University Press Books

    Eminent critic Achille Mbembe reevaluates history and racism, offering a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness—from the Atlantic slave trade to the present—to show how the conjoining of the biological fiction... Learn More
    Published: 10th March 2017
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  9. Duress
    In Duress Ann Laura Stoler traces how imperial formations and colonialism's presence shape current inequities around the globe by examining Israel's colonial practices, the United State's imperial practices, the recent rise of... Learn More
    Published: 4th November 2016
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  10. The Barbara Johnson Reader
    This Reader collects in a single volume some of the most influential essays written by Barbara Johnson over the course of her thirty-year career as a pioneering literary theorist and cultural critic. Johnson achieved renown early... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2014
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  11. Equaliberty

    Equaliberty

    Political Essays

    Written by Étienne Balibar, Translated by James Ingram

    Series a John Hope Franklin Center Book

    Duke University Press Books

    The preeminent political theorist Étienne Balibar examines what he calls "equaliberty," the fundamental tension in modern democracies between equality and liberty, humanity and citizenship.... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2014
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  12. Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture
    This follow-up volume to our book The Age of the World Target collects interconnected entangled essays of literary and cultural theorist Rey Chow. The essays take up ideas of violence, capture, identification, temporality, sacrifice,... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2012
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  13. The Passion of Tiger Woods
    This book examines the career of Tiger Woods, from child star to global sports celebrity. Starn shows that while the scandal following the revelation of Tiger's infidelities was like many similar media-generated scandals of recent... Learn More
    Published: 12th December 2011
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  14. Deviations
    Gayle Rubin laid the foundation for queer theory as a graduate student at Michigan in the early 70s with the essay The Traffic in Women, which was followed a decade later by an equally influential essay, Thinking Sex. This... Learn More
    Published: 28th November 2011
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  15. The Problem with Work
    The Problem with Work develops a Marxist feminist critique of the structures and ethics of work, as well as a perspective for imagining a life no longer subordinated to them.... Learn More
    Published: 9th September 2011
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  16. The Afro-Latin@ Reader
    A kaleidoscopic view of Black Latin@s in the United States, addressing history, music, gender, class, and media representations in more than sixty selections, including essays, memoirs, journalism, poetry, and interviews.... Learn More
    Published: 7th July 2010
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