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From Agamben to Žižek : contemporary critical theorists

Author: Jon Simons
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2010] ©2010
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In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990. On completing each chapter, you will find suggestions for further reading so that you can find out more and start applying the ideas in question. In addition to chapters on individuals such as Badiou, Ranci÷re and Spivak, there are chapters on  Read more...
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From Agamben to Žižek.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)639461707
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Simons
ISBN: 9780748643264 0748643265
OCLC Number: 682621296
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Giorgio Agamben (1942- ) / Paul Hegarty --
Alain Badiou (1937- ) / Benjamin Robinson --
Zygmunt Bauman (1925- ) / Peter Beilharz --
Homi K. Bhabha (1949- ) / David Huddart --
Judith Butler (1956- ) / Moya Lloyd --
Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-97) / Caroline Williams --
Green critical theorists / David Kidner --
Donna J. Haraway (1944- ) / Joan Faber McAlister --
Ernesto Laclau (1935- ) and Chantal Mouffe (1943- ) / Simon Tormey --
Bruno Latour (1947- ) / Ilana Gershon --
Antonio Negri (1933- ) / Arianna Bove --
Jacques Rancière (1940- ) / Samuel A. Chambers --
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942- ) / Stephen Morton --
Paul Virilio (1932- ) / John Armitage --
Slavoj Žižek (1949- ) / Matthew Sharpe.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Simons.

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