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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 66 new and published books in the subject of Critical Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Althusser and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Althusser and Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althusser’s philosophy. The growing importance of Althusser’s philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained&...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race

    Multicultural Exorcisms

    By Edmund Fong

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such debates lie animating fears associated with race. Fears about the loss of national unity...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

    By Smita A. Rahman

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological forays, has remained grounded in a particular experience of time as linear and sequential....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies

    Investigating the Crossroad

    Edited by Harmonie Toros, Ioannis Tellidis

    This book opens up the discussion of the interrelation between terrorism studies, and peace and conflict studies. Even though it is often accepted that terrorism is a form of political violence, it is also quite frequent that research on the topic is dismissed when it is approached with conflict...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. NATO’s Security Discourse after the Cold War

    Representing the West

    By Andreas Behnke

    Series: New International Relations

    This book analyses the way in which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) defines the West after the end of the Cold War and the demise of its constitutive ‘Other’, the Soviet Union. The book offers a theoretical critique of liberal approaches to security, and focuses on NATO’s...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Art of Post-Dictatorship

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina

    By Vikki Bell

    Series: Transitional Justice

    Since the end of the last dictatorship in 1983, Argentina’s visual artists and art-activists have been central to campaigns to demand the criminal prosecution of those initially granted amnesty and to a variety of commemorative projects. In The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in...

    Published June 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Geopolitics

    An Introductory Reader

    Edited by Jason Dittmer, Jo Sharp

    It has been increasingly impossible to think about our changing world without coming across the term 'geopolitics'. In the wake of the invasion and occupation of Iraq by the United States, United Kingdom, and others, geopolitics has been offered as an explanation for the occupation's failure to...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Studying Politics Today

    Critical Approaches to Political Science

    Edited by Nancy S. Love, Mark Mattern

    This book examines what political scientists are studying – and how they are doing it – in ways that could improve our world. It features scholars in political science and related fields, who are engaged in research that is more politically relevant than the work that continues to dominate the...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy

    By Esteve Morera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    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...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. New Critical Legal Thinking

    Law and the Political

    Edited by Matthew Stone, Illan rua Wall, Costas Douzinas

    New Critical Legal Thinking articulates the emergence of a stream of critical legal theory which is directly concerned with the relation between law and the political. The early critical legal studies claim that all law is politics is displaced with a different and more nuanced theoretical arsenal....

    Published March 14th 2014 by Birkbeck Law Press