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  • Defaced

    Defaced
    av Valentin Groebner

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951382

    Understanding late medieval pictorial representations of violence.Destroyed faces, dissolved human shapes, invisible enemies: violence and anonymity go hand in hand. The visual representation of extreme physical violence makes real people nameless e…

  • Defaced

    Defaced
    av Valentin Groebner

    Klotband - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951375

    Understanding late medieval pictorial representations of violence.Destroyed faces, dissolved human shapes, invisible enemies: violence and anonymity go hand in hand. The visual representation of extreme physical violence makes real people nameless e…

  • Echolalias

    Echolalias
    av Daniel Heller-Roazen

    Pocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951504

    A far-reaching philosophical investigation into the persistence and disappearance of speech, in individuals and in linguistic communities.Just as speech can be acquired, so can it be lost. Speakers can forget words, phrases, even entire languages th…

  • Death and the Idea of Mexico

    Death and the Idea of Mexico
    av Claudio Lomnitz

    Pocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951542

    The history of Mexico's fearless intimacy with death-the elevation of death to the center of national identity.Death and the Idea of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of death in a nation that has made death its tutelary si…

  • The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece

    The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece
    av Marcel Detienne

    Pocket - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299861

    The acclaimed French classicist Marcel Detienne's first book traces the odyssey of "truth," aletheia, from mytho-religious concept to philosophical thought in archaic Greece. Detienne begins by examining how truth in Greek literature first emerges a…

  • Walled States, Waning Sovereignty

    Walled States, Waning Sovereignty
    av Wendy Brown

    Klotband - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408086

    Why do nation-states wall themselves off despite widespread proclamations of global connectedness?Why do walls marking national boundaries proliferate amid widespread proclamations of global connectedness and despite anticipation of a world without…

  • Walled States, Waning Sovereignty

    Walled States, Waning Sovereignty
    av Wendy Brown

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408031

    A prize-winning examination of why nation-states wall themselves off despite widespread proclamations of global connectedness.Why do walls marking national boundaries proliferate amid widespread proclamations of global connectedness and despite anti…

  • The Enemy of All

    The Enemy of All
    av Daniel Heller-Roazen

    Klotband - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951948

    The philosophical genealogy of a remarkable antagonist: the pirate, the key to the contemporary paradigm of the universal foe.The pirate is the original enemy of humankind. As Cicero famously remarked, there are certain enemies with whom one may neg…

  • The Visual & the Visionary ? Art & Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany

    The Visual & the Visionary ? Art & Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany
    av Jeffrey F. Hamburger

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299458

    A bew interpretation of the role of the visual arts in the spiritual lives of women in late medieval monastic communities.The Visual and the Visionary adds a new dimension to the study of female spirituality, with its nuanced account of the changing…

  • Undoing the Demos ? Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution

    Undoing the Demos ? Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution
    av Wendy Brown

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408536

    Tracing neoliberalism's devastating erosions of democratic principles, practices, and cultures. Neoliberal rationality-ubiquitous today in statecraft and the workplace, in jurisprudence, education, and culture-remakes everything and everyone in the…

  • A Vital Rationalist ? Selected Writings from Georges Canguilhem

    A Vital Rationalist ? Selected Writings from Georges Canguilhem
    av Georges Canguilhem

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299731

    Georges Canguilhem is one of France's foremost historians of science. Trained as a medical doctor as well as a philosopher, he combined these practices to demonstrate to philosophers that there could be no epistemology without concrete study of the…

  • Reason and Resonance ? A History of Modern Aurality

    Reason and Resonance ? A History of Modern Aurality
    av Veit Erlmann

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408055

    How the ear came to play a central role in modern culture and rationality. Hearing has traditionally been regarded as the second sense-as somehow less rational and less modern than the first sense, sight. Reason and Resonance explodes this myth by r…

  • Reason and Resonance ? A History of Modern Aurality

    Reason and Resonance ? A History of Modern Aurality
    av Veit Erlmann

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408048

    How the ear came to play a central role in modern culture and rationality. Hearing has traditionally been regarded as the second sense-as somehow less rational and less modern than the first sense, sight. Reason and Resonance explodes this myth by r…

  • Society Against the State

    Society Against the State
    av Pierre Clastres

    Pocket - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299014

    "The thesis is radical," writes Marshall Sahlins of this landmark text in anthropology and political science. "We conventionally define the state as the regulation of violence; it may be the origin of it. Clastres's thesis is that economic expropria…

  • Fragmentation & Redemption ? Essays on Gender & Human Body in Medieval Religion

    Fragmentation & Redemption ? Essays on Gender & Human Body in Medieval Religion
    av Caroline Walker Bynum

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299625

    These seven essays by noted historian Caroline Walker Bynum exemplify her argument that historians must write in a "comic" mode, aware of history's artifice, risks, and incompletion. Exploring a diverse array of medieval texts, the essays show how w…

  • History and Obstinacy

    History and Obstinacy
    av Alexander Kluge

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408468

    An epochal archaeology of the labor power that has been cultivated in the human body over the last two thousand years.If Marx's opus Capital provided the foundational account of the forces of production in all of their objective, machine formats, wh…

  • Contemporary States of Emergency ? The Politics of  Military and Humanitarian Interventions

    Contemporary States of Emergency ? The Politics of Military and Humanitarian Interventions

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408000

    The new form of "humanitarian government" emerging from natural disasters and military occupations that reduces people to mere lives to be rescued. From natural disaster areas to zones of political conflict around the world, a new logic of intervent…

  • Theory of Religion

    Theory of Religion
    av Georges Bataille

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299090

    Theory of Religion brings to philosophy what Bataille's earlier book, The Accursed Share, brought to anthropology and history; namely, an analysis based on notions of excess and expenditure. Bataille brilliantly defines religion as so many different…

  • Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property

    Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951962

    A movement emerges to challenge the tightening of intellectual property law around the world.At the end of the twentieth century, intellectual property rights collided with everyday life. Expansive copyright laws and digital rights management techno…

  • Ghostly Apparitions ? German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media

    Ghostly Apparitions ? German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media
    av Stefan Andriopoulos

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408352

    A media archaeology that traces connections between new media technologies and distinct cultural realms, considering topics that range from Kant's philosophy to somnambulist clairvoyants.Drawing together literature, media, and philosophy, Ghostly Ap…

  • Intimate Enemy

    Intimate Enemy
    av Robert Lyons

    Klotband - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951634

    Testimony and photographs from the Rwandan genocide, providing a rare look at both perpetrators and survivors.In 1994, an interim government in Rwanda orchestrated one of the world's worst mass crimes: a 100-day extermination campaign that took half…

  • Rituals of War

    Rituals of War
    av Zainab Bahrani

    Klotband - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951849

    Rituals of war and images of violence in Mesopotamia ca. 3000-500 BCE examined as "magical technologies of warfare."Rituals of War is an investigation into the earliest historical records of violence and biopolitics. In Mesopotamia, ancient (ca. 300…

  • Things that Talk

    Things that Talk

    Pocket - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951443

    Essays examine nine intriguing objects made eloquent when matter and meaning converge.Imagine a world without things. There would be nothing to describe, nothing to explain, remark, interpret, or complain about. Without things, we would stop speakin…

  • Things that Talk

    Things that Talk

    Klotband - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951436

    Essays examine nine intriguing objects made eloquent when matter and meaning converge.Imagine a world without things. There would be nothing to describe, nothing to explain, remark, interpret, or complain about. Without things, we would stop speakin…

  • Action and Reaction

    Action and Reaction
    av Jean Starobinski

    Klotband - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951207

    A study of the word pair "action and reaction" embracing philosophy, semantics, literature, and science.What do biologists mean when they say that to live is to react? Why was the term abreaction invented and later abandoned by the first generation…

  • Myth & Society in Ancient Greece (Paper)

    Myth & Society in Ancient Greece (Paper)
    av Jean-Pierre Vernant

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299175

    In this groundbreaking study, Jean Pierre-Vernant delineates a compelling new vision of ancient Greece. Myth and Society in Ancient Greece takes us far from the calm and familiar images of Polykleitos and the Parthenon to reveal a fundamentally othe…

  • A Million Years of Music

    A Million Years of Music
    av Gary Tomlinson

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408659

    A new narrative for the emergence of human music, drawing from archaeology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary theory.What is the origin of music? In the last few decades this centuries-old puzzle has been reinvigorated by new archaeol…

  • A Million Years of Music

    A Million Years of Music
    av Gary Tomlinson

    Pocket - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951528

    A new narrative for the emergence of human music, drawing from archaeology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary theory.What is the origin of music? In the last few decades this centuries-old puzzle has been reinvigorated by new archaeol…

  • In Praise of the Whip

    In Praise of the Whip
    av Niklaus Largier

    Klotband - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951658

    The emotional and sensual, religious and erotic excitement of the whip, a crucial instrument of stimulation in devotional and sexual practices, as seen in religious, literary, and medical texts and images.In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of…

  • Outlaw Territories ? Environments of Insecurity/Architecture of Counterinsurgency

    Outlaw Territories ? Environments of Insecurity/Architecture of Counterinsurgency
    av Felicity D. Scott

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408734

    Revisiting an era when the discipline of architecture staked out a role in global environmental governance and the biopolitical management of populations.In Outlaw Territories, Felicity Scott traces the relation of architecture and urbanism to human…

  • The Life Forms in Art

    The Life Forms in Art
    av Henri Focillon

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299571

    Considers the problem of stylistic change in art, arguing that art is not reducible to external political, social, or economic determinants

  • Transfixed by Prehistory ? An Inquiry into Modern Art and Time

    Transfixed by Prehistory ? An Inquiry into Modern Art and Time

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942130659

  • Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians

    Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians
    av Pierre Clastres, Paul Auster, Pierre Clastres

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299779

    Pierre Clastres (1934-1979) was one of the most respected political anthropologists of our time. Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians is an account of his first fieldwork in the early 1960s--an encounter with a small, unique, and now vanished Paraguayan…

  • Myth and Thought among the Greeks

    Myth and Thought among the Greeks
    av Jean-Pierre Vernant

    Pocket - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951603

    A classic work that rereads questions of "muthos" and "logos" in multifaceted contexts.When Jean-Pierre Vernant first published Myth and Thought among the Greeks in 1965, it transformed the field of ancient Greek scholarship, calling forth a new way…

  • Hide and Seek ? Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance

    Hide and Seek ? Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance
    av Hanna Rose Shell

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408222

    A history and theory of the drive to hide in plain sight.Camouflage is an adaptive logic of escape from photographic representation. In Hide and Seek, Hanna Rose Shell traces the evolution of camouflage as it developed in counterpoint to technologic…

  • Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians

    Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians
    av Pierre Clastres

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299786

    The late French anthropologist Pierre Clastres describes in novelistic detail his encounter with a now vanished Paraguayan tribe.Pierre Clastres (1934-1979) was one of the most respected political anthropologists of our time. Chronicle of the Guayak…

  • The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón

    The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón
    av Claudio Lomnitz

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408437

    A tale, never before told, of anarchy, cooperation, and betrayal at the margins of the Mexican revolution.In this long-awaited book, Claudio Lomnitz tells a groundbreaking story about the experiences and ideology of American and Mexican revolutionar…

  • Making Noise ? From Babel to the Big Bang & Beyond

    Making Noise ? From Babel to the Big Bang & Beyond
    av Hillel Schwartz

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408123

    Listening across millennia, a cultural historian explores the process by which noise today has become as powerfully metaphorical-and intriguing-as the original Babel.When did the "silent deeps" become cacophonous and galaxies begin to swim in a sea…

  • The Signature of All Things

    The Signature of All Things
    av Giorgio Agamben

    Klotband - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951986

    The search to create a science of signatures that exceeds the attempts of semiology and hermeneutics to determine pure and unmarked signs.The Signature of All Things is Giorgio Agamben's sustained reflection on method. To reflect on method implies f…

  • Depositions ? Scenes from the late Medieval Church and the Modern Museum

    Depositions ? Scenes from the late Medieval Church and the Modern Museum
    av Amy Knight Powell

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408208

    A provocative study of the iconoclastic impulse in medieval and modern art.From late medieval reenactments of the Deposition from the Cross to Sol Lewitt's Buried Cube, Depositions is about taking down images and about images that anticipate being t…

  • Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts

    Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts
    av Alois Riegl

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951467

    The first English translation of one of the earliest and most brilliant art-historical surveys, from one of the greatest modern art historians Alois Riegl (1858-1905) was one of the greatest modern art historians. The most important member of the so…

  • Culture in Practice ? Selected Essays

    Culture in Practice ? Selected Essays
    av Marshall Sahlins

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299373

    Essays that span the career of a prominent anthropologist and address the fundamental questions of the field.Culture in Practice collects the academic and political writings from the 1960s through the 1990s of anthropologist Marshall Sahlins. More t…

  • The Civil Contract of Photography

    The Civil Contract of Photography
    av Ariella Azoulay

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951894

    An argument that anyone can pursue political agency and resistance through photography, even those with flawed or nonexistent citizenship.In this compelling work, Ariella Azoulay reconsiders the political and ethical status of photography. Describin…

  • The Demon of Writing ? Powers and Failures of Paperwork

    The Demon of Writing ? Powers and Failures of Paperwork
    av Ben Kafka

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408260

    A history and theory of the powers, the failures, and even the pleasures of paperwork.Since the middle of the eighteenth century, political thinkers of all kinds-radical and reactionary, professional and amateur-have been complaining about "bureaucr…

  • Vital Nourishment

    Vital Nourishment
    av Francois Jullien

    Klotband - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951801

    A philosophical inquiry into how to "feed life," or nourish it, draws from early Chinese thinker Zhuanghi to explore notions of breath, energy, and immanence.The philosophical tradition in the West has always subjected life to conceptual divisions a…

  • Ten Thousand Things ? Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing

    Ten Thousand Things ? Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing
    av Judith Farquhar

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408185

    The myriad ways Beijing residents understand and nurture the good life, drawing on cultural resources ranging from ancient metaphysics to modern media.Ten Thousand Things explores the many forms of life, or, in ancient Chinese parlance "the ten thou…

  • Remnants of Auschwitz

    Remnants of Auschwitz
    av Giorgio Agamben

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951177

    A philosophical study of the testimony of the survivors of Auschwitz.In this book the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their…

  • Sensible Politics ? The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Politics

    Sensible Politics ? The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Politics

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408246

    The interaction of politics and the visual in the activities of nongovernmental activists.Political acts are encoded in medial forms-punch holes on a card, images on a live stream, tweets about events unfolding in real time-that have force, shaping…

  • A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream ? Oneiropoiesis  and the Prism of Imagination

    A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream ? Oneiropoiesis and the Prism of Imagination
    av Elliot R. Wolfson

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408147

    An exploration of the wakeful character of the dream and the dreamful character of wakefulness.Dreams have attracted the curiosity of humankind for millennia. In A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream, Elliot Wolfson guides the reader through contempora…

  • Dissimilar Similitudes ? Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe

    Dissimilar Similitudes ? Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942130710

  • Cheerfulness ? A Literary and Cultural History

    Cheerfulness ? A Literary and Cultural History

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942130604

    A cultural and literary history of the forgotten emotion of cheerfulness A book for our times. Cheerfulness: A Literary and Cultural History tells a new story about the cultural imagination of the West. Hampton shows how cheerfulness--a momentary up…

  • The Order of Evils

    The Order of Evils
    av Adi Ophir

    Klotband - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781890951511

    A new moral theory from an Israeli philosopher and activist emphasizing the existential and political nature of evil.What remains of moral judgment when truth itself is mistrusted, when the validity of every belief system depends on its context, whe…

  • Christian Materiality ? An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe

    Christian Materiality ? An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe
    av Caroline Walker Bynum

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781935408116

    Late Medieval Christianity's encounter with miraculous materials viewed in the context of changing conceptions of matter itself.In the period between 1150 and 1550, an increasing number of Christians in western Europe made pilgrimage to places where…

  • Zone 1/2

    Zone 1/2

    Pocket - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780942299229

  • Market Civilizations ? Neoliberals East and South

    Market Civilizations ? Neoliberals East and South

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781942130673