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Shapiro, Michael J. (1940-....).

Overview
Works: 28 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 86 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JA84.U5, 320.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael J Shapiro
Cinematic geopolitics by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In recent years, film has been one of the major genres within which the imaginaries involved in mapping the geopolitical world have been represented and reflected upon. In this book, one of America's foremost theorists of culture and politics treats those aspects of the "geopolitical aesthetic" that must be addressed in light of both the post cold war and post 9/11 world and contemporary film theory and philosophy. Beginning with an account of his experience as a juror at film festival's, Michael J. Shapiro's Cinematic Geopolitics analyzes the ways in which film festival space and both feature and documentary films function as counter-spaces to the contemporary "violent cartography" occasioned by governmental policy, especially the current "war on terror." Influenced by the cinema-philosophy relationship developed by Gilles Deleuze and the politics of aesthetics thinking of Jacques Ranciere, the book's chapters examines a range of films from established classics like the Deer Hunter and the Battle of Algiers to contemporary films such as Dirty Pretty Things and the Fog of War. Shapiro's use of philosophical and theoretical works makes this cutting edge examination of film and politics essential reading for all students and scholars with an interest in film and politics."--Publisher description
The House and the Federal role: a computer simulation of roll-call voting by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language and political understanding : the politics of discursive practices by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language and politics ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Politics of language purism ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of representation : writing practices in biography, photography, and policy analysis by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading the postmodern polity : political theory as textual practice by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers the first demonstration by a political theorist of how textuality is inherent to political practice
Cinematic political thought : narrating race, nation, and gender by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in trans-disciplinary method : after the aesthetic turn by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking and innovative text addresses the deep ontological and epistemological commitments that underpin conventional positivist methods and then demonstrates how "method" can be understood in much broader and more interesting ways. Drawing on a broad range of philosophical and methodological theory as well as a wide variety of artistic sources from fine art to cinema and from literature to the blues, leading contemporary thinker Michael Shapiro shows the reader how a more open understanding of the concept of method is rewarding and enlightening. His notion of 'writing-as-method' i
Methods and nations : cultural governance and the indigenous subject by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Methods and Nations" critiques one of the primary deployments of twentieth-century social science: comparative politics whose major focus has been "nation-building" in the "Third World," often attempting to universalize and render self-evident its own practices. International relations theorists, unable to resist the "cognitive imperialism" of a state-centric social science, have allowed themselves to become colonized. Michael Shapiro seeks to bring recognition to forms of political expression-alternative modes of intelligibility for things, people, and spaces-that have existed on the margins of the nationhood practices of states and the complicit nation-sustaining conceits of social science
Moral spaces : rethinking ethics and world politics by David Campbell( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new violent cartography : geo-analysis after the aesthetic turn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This edited volume seeks to propose and examine different, though related, critical responses to modern cultures of violence among other cultural practices of statecraft. Together, these chapters present a space of creative engagement with the political and draw on a broad range of cultural contexts and genres of expression to provoke thinking that exceeds the conventional stories and practices of international relations. In contrast to a macropolitical focus on state policy and inter-state hostilities, the contributors to this volume treat the micropolitics of violence and dissensus that occur below (besides and against) the level and gaze that comprehends official map-making, policy-making and implementation practices. At a minimum, the counter-narratives presented in these chapters disturb the functions, identities and positions assigned by the nation-state, thereby multiplying relations between bodies, the worlds in which they live and the ways in which they are 'equipped' for fitting in them. Contributions deploy feature films, literature, photography and architecture to think the political in ways that offer glimpses of realities that are fugitive within existing perspectives. Bringing together a wide range of theorists from a host of geographical, cultural and theoretical contexts, this work explores the different ways in which an aesthetic treatment of world politics can contribute towards an ethics of encounter predicated on minimal violence in encounters with people with different practices of identity."--Book cover
Deforming American political thought ethnicity, facticity, and genre by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By affirming the relativity of the American historical imagination, political theorist Michael J. Shapiro offers a powerful polemic against ethnocentric interpretations of American culture and politics. Deforming American Political Thought analyzes issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Shapiro demonstrates how history, architecture, film, music, literature, and art are valuable resources that help us comprehend several viewpoints of American political thought from the founding to the present. Exploring s
Violent cartographies : mapping cultures of war by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using literary and film analyses to elucidate his themes, Michael J. Shapiro explores the significance of war in contemporary society and its connections to the geographical imaginary
The time of the city : politics, philosophy and genre by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a trans-disciplinary work with a focus on genre-city relationships as they articulate the micropolitics of urban life in diverse cities. The chapters deploy concepts from philosophy, political theory, literary studies, cinema studies, poetics and aesthetic theory on diverse cities, among which are Berlin and London
Borderlines : a book series concerned with revisioning global politics ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael J. Shapiro : discourse, culture, violence by Terrell Carver( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michael J. Shapiro's writings have been innovatory with respect to the phenomena he has taken to be political, and the concomitant array of methods that he has brilliantly mastered. This book draws from his vast output of articles, chapters and books to provide a thematic yet integrated account of his boundary-crossing innovations in political theory and masterly contributions to our understanding of methods in the social sciences. The editors have focused on work in three key areas: Discourse: Shapiro was one of the first theorists to demonstrate convincingly, and in a manner that has had a long-standing impact on the field, that language is not epiphenomenal to politics. Indeed, he shows that language is constitutive of politics. From his frequently-cited article on metaphor from the early 1980s to recent work on discourse and globalization, Shapiro has shown that politics happens not only with and through the use of language, but within discourse as a material practice. ; Culture: Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba's (1963) famous work on 'The Civic Culture' established a long-held but ultimately counterproductive relationship between culture and politics, one in which culture is an independent variable that has effects on politics. Samuel Huntington's (1998) (in)famous polemic, 'The Clash of Civilizations', only pushes this relationship to its breaking point. Shapiro's rich and numerous writings on culture provide a powerful and important antidote to this approach, as Shapiro consistently shows (across wide-ranging contexts) that politics is in culture and culture is in politics, and no politically salient approach to culture can afford to turn either term into a causal variable. ; Violence: While violence is surely not a theme foreign to political studies, no one has done more or better work in contemporary political theory to bring violence into play as a central term of political thought and to expand our understanding of violence. By reconceptualizing and reinterpreting this term, Shapiro's work has helped us to rethink the very boundaries between political theory and international relations as putatively separate subfields of political science. And it explains why both political theorists interested in International Relations and International Relations scholars concerned with a broader understanding of international politics must both start with Shapiro's work as required reading."--Publisher's website
The politics of moralizing by Jane Bennett( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Politics of Moralizing issues a stern warning about the risks of speaking, writing, and thinking in a manner too confident about one's own judgments and asks, ""Can a clear line be drawn between dogmatism and simple certainty and indignation?"" Bennett and Shapiro enter the debate by questioning what has become a popular, even pervasive, cultural narrative told by both the left and the right: the story of the West's moral decline, degeneration, or confusion. Contributors explore the dynamics and dilemmas of moralizing by advocates of patriotism, environmental protection, and wom
Challenging boundaries : global flows, territorial identities ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walt Whitman and the ethnopoetics of New York by Michael J Shapiro( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Shapiro, Michael
Shapiro, Michael J. 1940-
Shapiro, Michael Joseph.
Languages
English (30)
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