Series Editor: Cary Wolfe
Posthumanities situates itself at a crossroads: at the intersection of “the humanities” in its current academic configuration and the challenges it faces from “posthumanism” to move beyond its standard parameters and practices. Rather than simply reproducing established forms and methods of disciplinary knowledge, posthumanists confront how changes in society and culture require that scholars rethink what they do—theoretically, methodologically, and ethically. The “human” is enmeshed in the larger problem of what Jacques Derrida called “the living,” and traditional humanism is no longer adequate to understand the human’s entangled, complex relations with animals, the environment, and technology.
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Life A Modern Invention A paradigm-shifting genealogy of biological life as metaphysical concept rather than a scientific category
Bioaesthetics Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts A comprehensive critique of the ideas behind bioaesthetics, and a necessary, methodical account of both its insights and its deficiencies
Creaturely Love How Desire Makes Us More and Less Than Human A fascinating look at the role of animals in human love through the ages
Matters of Care Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds Challenging the view that caring is only human
Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast A Multispecies Impression Refocusing our lens on literature and history to lives beyond the human
Fuel A Speculative Dictionary Undoing the dream of free, clean power from A to Z
What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? A provocative challenge to the marginalization of “humanlike” aspects of animal life
Manifestly Haraway Breaking down the binaries: two manifestos and a conversation on dogs and cyborgs, the implosion of technology, and human and nonhuman beings
Neofinalism The masterwork of an influential French philosopher, available in English for the first time
Inanimation Theories of Inorganic Life An exuberantly original perspective on what it means to be “alive”
All Thoughts Are Equal Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy A much-needed illumination of the “non-philosophy” of François Laruelle
Necromedia An unusual answer to a common question: Why does technology play such a powerful role in our culture?
The Intellective Space Thinking beyond Cognition A daring exploration of the space between language and thought
Laruelle Against the Digital Explores the digital as a philosophical concept
The Universe of Things On Speculative Realism An up-to-the-moment critique of a recent turn in philosophical thought
Neocybernetics and Narrative An innovative application of systems theory to narrative and media
Cinders A haunting work of poetic self-analysis that finds in the fragility and resilience of ashes a paradigm for the relation of language to the living and the dead
Hyperobjects Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World The world as we know it has already come to an end
Humanesis Sound and Technological Posthumanism A search for acoustic resonance leads to an important new critique of posthumanist studies
Artist Animal A provocative exploration of the work of contemporary artists who engage with questions of animal life
Without Offending Humans A Critique of Animal Rights What do humans owe to animals?
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste Pondering the human condition while examining the vampire squid from hell
Body Drift Butler, Hayles, Haraway Brings three major feminist theorists into critical dialogue for the first time
HumAnimal Race, Law, Language Power and counterpower in the space of silence
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing A bold new metaphysics that explores how all things—from atoms to green chiles, cotton to computers—interact with, perceive, and experience one another
CIFERAE A Bestiary in Five Fingers A provocative investigation into animals, hands, and human identity in Western philosophy
Improper Life Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben How biopolitics can get beyond its obsession with death
Surface Encounters Thinking with Animals and Art Developing a phenomenology of the animal other through contemporary art
Against Ecological Sovereignty Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World Links the political critique of sovereign power with ecological concerns
Animal Stories Narrating across Species Lines How cross-species companionship is figured across a variety of media—and why it matters
Human Error Species-Being and Media Machines Argues that humanity can be seen as a case of mistaken identity
Junkware The essential junkiness of our culture and biology
A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans with A Theory of Meaning The influential work of speculative biology—and a key document in posthumanist studies—now available in a new, accurate English translation
Insect Media An Archaeology of Animals and Technology Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society
Cosmopolitics II A sweeping inquiry that critiques modern science’s claims of objectivity, rationality, and truth
Cosmopolitics I A sweeping critique of the role and authority of modern science in contemporary society
What Is Posthumanism? Beyond humanism and anthropocentrism
Political Affect Connecting the Social and the Somatic Encounters the visceral connection between politics and emotion
Animal Capital Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times Illuminates the profound contingency of market life on animal figures and flesh
Dorsality Thinking Back through Technology and Politics An ambitious investigation of what lurks behind our humanity and our technology
Bíos Biopolitics and Philosophy A significant political theorist advances the discussion of biopolitics
When Species Meet Whom do we touch when we touch a dog? How does this touch shape our multispecies world?
The Poetics of DNA Reveals the ideological effects of DNA metaphors and stories
The Parasite The foundational work in the area now known as posthuman thought
PopMatters: What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? Aug 09, 2016 Vinciane Despret blends science with story to give readers new ways to think about animals and our relationships with them.
Announcing Avant Museology, a symposium at the Walker Art Center Jul 19, 2016 This two-day symposium on November 20-21, 2016, features University of Minnesota Press authors Timothy Morton, Cary Wolfe, and Arseny Zhilyaev.
Public Seminar: Make Kith Not Kin! Jun 24, 2016 Review of Donna Haraway's Manifestly Haraway.
neural on Necromedia Apr 25, 2016 Marcel O’Gorman here reflects on the relationship between technology and death from a personal, artistic and philosophical position.
New Books Network Interview with Alexander R. Galloway Mar 05, 2015 New Books Network Interview with Alexander R. Galloway, author of 'Laruelle: Against the Digital'