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            An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida

            An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida (Hardback)

            By Salmon, Peter

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            Philosopher, film star, father of 'post truth': the real story of Jacques Derrida

            ISBN 9781788732802
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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            The Body: The Key Concepts
             

            The Body: The Key Concepts (Hardback)

            By Blackman, Lisa

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            Our changing understanding of the body challenges the ways we conceive power, ideology, subjectivity and social and cultural process. This title highlights and analyses the debates which make the body central to sociological, psychological, cultural and feminist thinking.

            ISBN 9781845205898
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2008
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Key Concepts
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            Lord Nelson Tavern
             

            Lord Nelson Tavern (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Ray

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            A classic novel of Canadian postmodernism.

            ISBN 9781927428979
            Released NZ 26 May 2015
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            The Government Of Time: Theories of Plural Temporality in the Marxist Tradition
             

            The Government Of Time: Theories of Plural Temporality in the Marxist Tradition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by D. Thomas, Peter; Morfino, Vittorio

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            This volume seeks to provide new resources for understanding the specificity of historical time by studying the articulation of the real, plural temporalities of mass political action.

            ISBN 9781608460175
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2019
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Series Historical Materialism
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            Philosophy in Turbulent Times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida

            Philosophy in Turbulent Times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida (Hardback)

            By Roudinesco, Elisabeth; Translated by McCuaig, William

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            For Elisabeth Roudinesco, a historian of psychoanalysis and one of France's leading intellectuals, Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, and Derrida belong to a great generation of French philosophers. Innovative and troubled, these thinkers accomplished remarkable wo...rk and lived incredible lives, and though their cultural horizon was dominated by Marxism and psychoanalysis, they were by no means strict adherents to Marxist and Freudian doctrines. Having known many of these intellectuals personally, Roudinesco merges an account of their thought and experiences with her own reminiscences, launching a passionate defense of their work against late-twentieth-century detractors. Intense, clever, and persuasive, Philosophy in Turbulent Times captures the dynamism of French thought while also reclaiming the value of Freudian theory and the philosophy of radical commitment.
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            ISBN 9780231143004
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2008
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            The Multivoiced Body: Society and Communication in the Age of Diversity

            The Multivoiced Body: Society and Communication in the Age of Diversity (Hardback)

            By Evans, Fred

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            Ethnic cleansing and other methods of political and social exclusion continue to thrive in our globalized world, complicating the idea that unity and diversity can exist in the same society. By envisioning the public as a multivoiced body, Fred Evans offers a solution to the dile...mma of diversity. The multivoiced body is both one and many: heterogeneous voices that at once separate and bind themselves together through their continuous and creative interplay. By focusing on this traditionally undervalued or overlooked notion of voice, Evans shows how we can valorize simultaneously the solidarity, diversity, and richness of society and resist the pervasive countertendency to raise a chosen discourse to the level of one true God, pure race, or some other oracle that eliminates the dynamism of contesting voices.To support these views, Evans taps the major figures and themes of analytic and continental philosophy as well as modernist, postmodernist, postcolonial, and feminist thought. He also turns to sources outside of philosophy to address the implications of his views for justice, citizenship, democracy, and collective as well as individual rights. Evans straddles both philosophy and political practice, confronting issues of subjectivity, language, communication, and identity. For anyone interested in moving toward a just society and politics, The Multivoiced Body offers an innovative approach to the problems of human diversity and ethical plurality.
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            ISBN 9780231145008
            Released NZ 20 Mar 2009
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Kissing Cousins: A New Kinship Bestiary

            Kissing Cousins: A New Kinship Bestiary (Hardback)

            By Bartkowski, Frances

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            Since DNA has replaced blood as the medium through which we establish kinship, how do we determine with whom we are kin? Who counts among those we care for? The distinction between these categories is constantly in flux. How do we come to decide those we may kiss and those we may... kill? Focusing on narratives of kinship as they are defined in contemporary film, literature, and news media, Frances Bartkowski discusses the impact of "stories of origin" on our regard for nonhuman species. She locates the role of "totems and taboos" in forming and re-forming kinship categories-groupings that enable us to tie the personal to the social-and explores the bestiary, among the oldest of literary forms. The bestiary is the realm in which we allegorize the place of humans and other species, a menagerie encompassing animals we know as well as human-animal chimeras and other beings that challenge the "natural" order of the world. Yet advances in reproductive technologies, the mapping of genomes, and the study of primates continually destabilize these categories and recast the dynamic between the natural and the cultural. Bartkowski highlights the arbitrariness of traditional kinship arrangements and asks us to rethink our notions of empathy and ethics. She shows how current dialogues concerning ethics and desire determine contemporary attitudes toward issues of care, and suggests a new framework for negotiating connection and conflict.
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            ISBN 9780231144520
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2008
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology
             

            Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Krausz, Michael

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            This anthology captures the significance and range of relativistic doctrine, rehearsing their virtues and vices and reflecting a spectrum of attitudes toward relativism.

            ISBN 9780231144117
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Rage and Time: A Psychopolitical Investigation

            Rage and Time: A Psychopolitical Investigation (Hardback)

            By Sloterdijk, Peter; Translated by Wenning, Mario

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            While ancient civilizations worshipped strong, active emotions, modern societies have favored more peaceful attitudes, especially within the democratic process. We have largely forgotten the struggle to make use of thymos, the part of the soul that, following Plato, contains spir...it, pride, and indignation. Rather, Christianity and psychoanalysis have promoted mutual understanding to overcome conflict. Through unique examples, Peter Sloterdijk, the preeminent posthumanist, argues exactly the opposite, showing how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage. By way of reinterpreting the Iliad, Alexandre Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo, and recent Islamic political riots in Paris, Sloterdijk proves the fallacy that rage is an emotion capable of control. Global terrorism and economic frustrations have rendered strong emotions visibly resurgent, and the consequences of violent outbursts will determine international relations for decades to come. To better respond to rage and its complexity, Sloterdijk daringly breaks with entrenched dogma and contructs a new theory for confronting conflict. His approach acknowledges and respects the proper place of rage and channels it into productive political struggle.
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            ISBN 9780231145220
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Series Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
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            Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith: A Dialogue

            Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith: A Dialogue (Hardback)

            By Vattimo, Gianni; Girard, Rene; Edited by Antonello, Pierpaolo; Translated by McCuaig, William

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            The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies often polarizes around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, ...private, and ethical lives. Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith advances just such a dialogue, featuring the collaboration of two major philosophers known for their progressive approach to this issue. Seeking unity over difference, Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard turn to Max Weber, Eric Auerbach, and Marcel Gauchet, among others, in their exploration of truth and liberty, relativism and faith, and the tensions of new forms of religiously inspired violence. Vattimo and Girard ultimately conclude that secularism and the involvement (or lack thereof) of religion in governance are, in essence, produced by Christianity. In other words, Christianity is the religion of the exit from religion, and democracy, civil rights, the free market, and individual freedoms are all facilitated by Christian culture. Through an exchange both intimate and enlightening, Vattimo and Girard share their unparalleled insight into religion, modernity, and the role of Christianity, especially as it exists in our multicultural world. --BOOK JACKET.
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            ISBN 9780231148283
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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