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Theory Out of Bounds
Maintaining the tradition of the University of Minnesota Press to bring innovative theoretical studies to interdisciplinary audiences, Theory Out of Bounds presents cutting-edge analysis and interpretation to film, science, art, music, literature, and critical theory. Publishing both translations and original publications, this series encourages transdisciplinary exploration and destabilizes boundaries between nations, genders, races, humans, and machines. With books by such renowned theorists as Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Isabelle Stengers, and Alain Badiou now made available to English readers, along with volumes by recognized scholars Cary Wolfe, Chela Sandoval, William Connolly, and Alphonso Lingis and avant-garde performative writing by a new generation of theorists, the series looks to the future with creative and challenging intellectual approaches to the ever-changing cultures and world around us.
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Cinematic Identity Anatomy of a Problem Film Social identity at the intersection of Method acting and Hollywood’s “problem films”
The Matrixial Borderspace A groundbreaking intertwining of the philosophy of art and psychoanalytic theory
Sound Ideas Music, Machines, and Experience A highly original approach to the philosophy of musical experience
Signs of Danger Waste, Trauma, and Nuclear Threat Questions the literal burying of the nuclear threat and how it relates to expectations for our future
Trust A traveler to the world’s remote corners muses on human relationships and the nature of travel
Wetwares Experiments in Postvital Living A dizzying tour of the ways technologies, both real and imagined, can transform humanity
Neuropolitics Thinking, Culture, Speed A surprising exploration of connections between culture, neuroscience, and our experience of time.
Globalizing AIDS A long-awaited look at responses to the AIDS epidemic in relation to globalization
Modernity at Sea Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis Analyzes nineteenth-century seafaring narratives and their importance to ideas of modernity
Means without End Notes on Politics An essential reevaluation of the proper role of politics in contemporary life
The Invention of Modern Science A proposal for better understanding the nature of scientific endeavor from a major European thinker.
Methodology of the Oppressed A new approach to feminist thought that challenges current critical theories.
Proust and Signs The Complete Text The essential work on Proust
Deleuze The Clamor of Being A major new voice from France offers a provocative reevaluation of Deleuze’s philosophy.
Insurgencies Constituent Power and the Modern State An important work of revolutionary thought—with a new foreword
When Pain Strikes A multimedia, multidisciplinary exploration of new ways to understand pain.
Critical Environments Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the “Outside” Argues for a pragmatist orientation for postmodern theory.
Metamorphoses of the Body Explores the relationship between power and the body.
The New Spinoza Modeled on The New Nietzsche, this collection revitalizes the thought of Spinoza.
Power and Invention Situating Science Explores the interplay between science, society, and power.
Arrow of Chaos Romanticism and Postmodernity Traces the relationship between the texts and obsessions of the Romantic and postmodern periods.
Becoming-Woman Analyzes the construction of the feminine in contemporary American culture.
Radical Thought in Italy A Potential Politics The essential guide to recent Italian political and social theory
Capital Times Tales from the Conquest of Time Explores the connection between money and time in Western culture.
The Year of Passages Straddling the boundary between fiction and nonfiction, this rich and unconventional novel provokes thought at the turn of every page. The tale is narrated by a North African author exiled to the United States because he has been condemned by religious fanatics after the publication of his novel entitled Dead Letters. Bensmaïa's knowledge of the history, the literature, and the philosophical ideas of our times underlies the novel without intruding into it directly.
Labor of Dionysus A Critique of the State-Form “Labor is the living, form-giving fire,” Marx wrote. “It is the transitoriness of things, their temporality, as their transformation by living time.” How is it, then, that labor, with all its life-affirming potential, has become the means of capitalist discipline, exploitation, and domination in modern society? The authors expose and pursue this paradox through a systematic analysis of the role of labor in the processes of capitalist production and in the establishment of capitalist legal and social institutions. Critiquing liberal and socialist notions of labor and institutional reform from a radical democratic perspective, Hardt and Negri challenge the state-form itself.
Bad Aboriginal Art Tradition, Media, and Technological Horizons This is the account of the author‘s period of residence and work with the Walpiri Aborigines of western Central Australia, where he studied the impact of television on these remote communities. Sharp, exact, and unrelentingly honest, this volume records with an extraordinary combination of distance and immersion the intervention of technology into a remote Aboriginal community and that community’s forays into broadcasting.
The Cinematic Body Moving between Jerry Lewis and Andy Warhol, between Fassbinder’s gay sex icons and George Romero’s flesh-eating zombies, Shaviro radically critiques the Lacanian model currently popular in film theory and film studies, arguing against that model’s obsessive emphasis on the phallus, castration anxiety, sadistic mastery, ideology, and the structure of the signifier. Shaviro also explores issues of popular culture, postmodernism, the politics of the body, the construction of masculinity and of homo/heterosexualities, the nature and uses of pornography, and the aesthetics of masochism. “Invokes and evokes the force and sensation of film from within a Deleuze-Guattarian perspective. . . . well-written, elegant, and eloquent.” --Dana Polan
The Coming Community In this extraordinary and original philosophical achievement, Agamben develops the concept of community and the social implications of his philosophical thought. Agamben’s exploration is, in part, a contemporary response to the work of Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Blanchot, Jean-Luc Nancy, and, more historically, Plato, Spinoza, and medieval scholars and theorists of Judeo-Christian scriptures.
Latin America’s Left: Between Demos and Kratos Oct 13, 2013 Public Books reviews Antonio Negri's Insurgencies.