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The Architecture of ConceptsThe Historical Formation of Human Rights

The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Peter de Bolla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Architecture of Concepts proposes a radically new way of understanding the history of ideas. Taking as its example human rights, it develops a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis that enables ... More

Around the BookSystems and Literacy

Around the Book: Systems and Literacy

Henry Sussman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232833
eISBN:
9780823241170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Amid radical transformation and rapid mutation in the nature, transmission, and deployment of information and communications, this book offers a status report and theoretically nuanced update on the ... More

Art's UndoingIn the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism

Art's Undoing: In the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism

Forest Pyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823251117
eISBN:
9780823252978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Radical aestheticism describes a recurring event in some of the most powerful and resonating texts of nineteenth-century British literature, offering us the best way to reckon with what takes place ... More

As Bad as They Say?Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Janet Grossbach Mayer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Rundown, vermin-infested buildings; rigid, slow-to-react bureaucratic systems; children from broken homes and declining communities. How can a teacher succeed? How does a student not only survive but ... More

Aspects of AlterityLevinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Brian Treanor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

“Every other is truly other, but no other is wholly other”. This is the claim that this book defends. Taking up the question of otherness that so fascinates contemporary continental ... More

Asylum SpeakersCaribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

April Shemak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233557
eISBN:
9780823241194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233557.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Offering the first interdisciplinary study of refugees in the Caribbean, Central America, and the United States, this book relates current theoretical debates about hospitality and cosmopolitanism to ... More

At Freedom's LimitIslam and the Postcolonial Predicament

At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Sadia Abbas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The subject of this book is a new “Islam.” This Islam began to take shape in 1988 around the Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the first Gulf War of 1991. It was ... More

An Atmospherics of the CityBaudelaire and the Poetics of Noise

An Atmospherics of the City: Baudelaire and the Poetics of Noise

Ross Chambers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265848
eISBN:
9780823266739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

An Atmospherics of the City traces Baudelaire’s evolution from an aesthetics of fetishizing, in which the function of poetry is to produce beauty out of the ordinary by means of the poet’s artifice, ... More

The Author-CatClemens's Life in Fiction

The Author-Cat: Clemens's Life in Fiction

Forrest G. Robinson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227877
eISBN:
9780823240968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

At the end of his long life, Samuel Clemens felt driven to write a truthful account of what he regarded as the flaws in his character and the errors of his ways. His attempt to tell the unvarnished ... More

The Babylon ComplexTheopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty

The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty

Erin Runions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257331
eISBN:
9780823261529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following allusions to Babylon in secular and religious discourse in the decade after 9.11, this book explores the complicated influence of the Bible on U.S. political thought. Babylon is a ... More

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