Western Political Science Association: Political and Social Theory

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On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence On Posthuman War Computation and Military Violence Mike Hill 2022 Spring
Tracing war’s expansion beyond the battlefield to the concept of the human being itself
Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century Pipeline Populism Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century Kai Bosworth 2022 Spring
How contemporary environmental struggles and resistance to pipeline development became populist struggles
Insecurity Insecurity Richard Grusin, Editor 2022 Spring
Investigating insecurity as the predominant logic of life in the present moment
The Big No The Big No Kennan Ferguson, Editor 2021 Fall
What it means to celebrate the potential and the power of no
Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Disorderly Families Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault 2021 Fall
The first English translation of letters of arrest from eighteenth century France held in the archives of the Bastille
Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Maurice Hamington and Michael Flower, Editors 2021 Fall
How care can resist the stifling force of the neoliberal paradigm
An Essay for Ezra: Racial Terror in America An Essay for Ezra Racial Terror in America Grant Farred 2021 Fall
An intensely personal, and philosophical, account of why white America’s racial unconscious is not so unconscious
For a New Geography For a New Geography Milton Santos 2021 Fall
For the first time in English, a key work of critical geography
Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Intolerable Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Michel Foucault and Prisons Information Group Edited by Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A groundbreaking collection of writings by Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group documenting their efforts to expose France’s inhumane treatment of prisoners
Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry Curiosity and Power The Politics of Inquiry Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A trailblazing exploration of the political stakes of curiosity
Why We Lost the Sex Wars: Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era Why We Lost the Sex Wars Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era Lorna N. Bracewell 2021 Spring
Reexamining feminist sexual politics since the 1970s—the rivalries and the remarkable alliances
The Dispossessed: Karl Marx's Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor The Dispossessed Karl Marx's Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor Daniel Bensaïd 2021 Spring
Excavating Marx’s early writings to rethink the rights of the poor and the idea of the commons in an era of unprecedented privatization
Remote Warfare: New Cultures of Violence Remote Warfare New Cultures of Violence Rebecca A. Adelman and David Kieran, Editors 2020 Fall
Considers how people have confronted, challenged, and resisted remote warfare
Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy Cruelty as Citizenship How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy 2020 Fall
Why are immigrants from Mexico and Latin America such an affectively charged population for political conservatives?
Curiosity Studies: A New Ecology of Knowledge Curiosity Studies A New Ecology of Knowledge Perry Zurn and Arjun Shankar, Editors 2020 Spring
The first English-language collection to establish curiosity studies as a unique field
Furious Feminisms: Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Furious Feminisms Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Alexis L. Boylan, Anna Mae Duane, Michael Gill and Barbara Gurr 2020 Spring
A provocative peek into this complicated film as a space for subversion, activism, and imaginative power
Medical Necessity: Health Care Access and the Politics of Decision Making Medical Necessity Health Care Access and the Politics of Decision Making Daniel Skinner 2019 Fall
How the politics of “medical necessity” complicates American health care
Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making Deadly Biocultures The Ethics of Life-Making Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh R. Krupar 2019 Fall
A trenchant analysis of the dark side of regulatory life-making today
Wageless Life: A Manifesto for a Future beyond Capitalism Wageless Life A Manifesto for a Future beyond Capitalism Ian G. R. Shaw and Marv Waterstone 2020 Spring
Drawing up alternate ways to “make a living” beyond capitalism
Spoiler Alert: A Critical Guide Spoiler Alert A Critical Guide Aaron Jaffe 2020 Spring
All of this information at our fingertips—and we might not need any of it
Medical Technics Medical Technics Don Ihde 2020 Spring
A personal account of the aging body and advanced technologies by a preeminent philosopher of technology
Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation Jonathan Beecher Field 2019 Fall
Tracing the erosion of democratic norms in the US and the conditions that make it possible
Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens Archives of Infamy Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens Nancy Luxon, Editor 2019 Spring
Expanding the insights of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families into policing, public order, (in)justice, and daily life
Everyday Equalities: Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Everyday Equalities Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Ruth Fincher, Kurt Iveson, Helga Leitner and Valerie Preston 2019 Fall
A timely new look at coexisting without assimilating in multicultural cities
Break Up the Anthropocene Break Up the Anthropocene Steve Mentz 2019 Fall
Takes the singular eco-catastrophic “Age of Man” and redefines this epoch
Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology Theory for the World to Come Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2019 Spring
Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future?
Edges of the State Edges of the State John Protevi 2019 Fall
Using philosophical and scientific work to engage the perennial question of human nature
Markets Markets Armin Beverungen, Philip Mirowski, Edward Nik-Khah and Jens Schröter 2019 Spring
A media theory of markets
The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse The End of Man A Feminist Counterapocalypse Joanna Zylinska 2018 Spring
Debugging the Anthropocene’s insistence on apocalyptic tropes
Life: A Modern Invention Life A Modern Invention Davide Tarizzo 2017 Fall
A paradigm-shifting genealogy of biological life as metaphysical concept rather than a scientific category
Zombie Theory: A Reader Zombie Theory A Reader Sarah Juliet Lauro, Editor 2017 Fall
An interdisciplinary collection of the best international scholarship on zombies as the embodiment of anxieties, critiques, and desires
The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic The Microbial State Global Thriving and the Body Politic Stefanie R. Fishel 2017 Fall
An innovative exploration of the metaphorical power of bodies on global politics and the potential for the planet’s future
Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance Predator Empire Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance Ian G. R. Shaw 2016 Fall
How a brave new world of robotic surveillance is reshaping the state, society, and our very humanity
The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation The Anarchist Roots of Geography Toward Spatial Emancipation Simon Springer 2016 Fall
A passionate plea for radical geographers to abandon Karl Marx and embrace anarchism
Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent Joseph J. Fischel 2016 Spring
Exposing the fault lines underlying our regulation of sex
Building Dignified Worlds: Geographies of Collective Action Building Dignified Worlds Geographies of Collective Action Gerda Roelvink 2016 Spring
Long before the Occupy movement, contemporary collectives have been constructing surprising alternative economies
Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance Unconditional Equality Gandhi's Religion of Resistance Ajay Skaria 2016 Spring
The first book on Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy to be informed by postcolonialism
The Intellective Space: Thinking beyond Cognition The Intellective Space Thinking beyond Cognition Laurent Dubreuil 2015 Spring
A daring exploration of the space between language and thought
Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics Counting Species Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics Rafi Youatt 2015 Spring
How has the idea of biodiversity reconstructed political realities?

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