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Product Description: Politics and Vision is a landmark work by one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century. This is a significantly expanded edition of one of the greatest works of modern political theory. Sheldon Wolin's Politics and Vision inspired and instructed two generations of political theorists after its appearance in 1960...read more

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9780691174051 | Rev exp edition (Princeton Univ Pr, September 5, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Politics and Vision is a landmark work by one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: Tracing neoliberalism's devastating erosions of democratic principles, practices, and cultures. Neoliberal rationality―ubiquitous today in statecraft and the workplace, in jurisprudence, education, and culture―remakes everything and everyone in the image of homo oeconomicus...read more

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9781935408536 | Zone Books, February 6, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Tracing neoliberalism's devastating erosions of democratic principles, practices, and cultures.
9780405082962, titled "Pageant of Transport Through the Ages" | Ayer Co Pub, June 1, 1977, cover price $24.95 | also contains Pageant of Transport Through the Ages

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Product Description: Why do walls marking national boundaries proliferate amid widespread proclamations of global connectedness and despite anticipation of a world without borders? Why are barricades built of concrete, steel, and barbed wire when threats to the nation today are so often miniaturized, vaporous, clandestine, dispersed, or networked? In Walled States, Waning Sovereignty, Wendy Brown considers the recent spate of wall building in contrast to the erosion of nation-state sovereignty...read more

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9781935408093 | Zone Books, February 7, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Why do walls marking national boundaries proliferate amid widespread proclamations of global connectedness and despite anticipation of a world without borders?

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Product Description: "Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?"In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with its critical weaknesses, and reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural realities...read more

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9780231152983 | Columbia Univ Pr, January 1, 2011, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: "Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat?

Miscellaneous:

9780231527088 | Columbia Univ Pr, January 1, 2011, cover price $17.98

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Product Description: In the latter half of the twentieth century, the percentage of the total American population living in suburbs grew to nearly fifty percent. Fossil fuels were cheap and plentiful, and car-dependent, energy-intensive lifestyles came hand in hand with this demographic transition...read more

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9780865716810 | New Society Pub, April 1, 2011, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In the latter half of the twentieth century, the percentage of the total American population living in suburbs grew to nearly fifty percent.

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Product Description: In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values. Taking the controversial Danish cartoons of Mohammad as a point of departure, Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, and Saba Mahmood inquire into the evaluative frameworks at stake in understanding the conflicts between blasphemy and free speech, between religious taboos and freedoms of thought and expression, and between secular and religious world views...read more

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9780823251681, titled "Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech" | Fordham Univ Pr, May 9, 2013, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values.

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9780823251698, titled "Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech" | Fordham Univ Pr, May 9, 2013, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values.
9780982329412, titled "Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech" | Univ of California Pr, November 1, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values.

Edgework brings together seven of Wendy Brown's most provocative recent essays in political and cultural theory. They range from explorations of politics post-9/11 to critical reflections on the academic norms governing feminist studies and political theory. Edgework is also concerned with the intellectual and political value of critique itself. It renders contemporary the ancient jurisprudential meaning of critique as krisis, in which a tear in the fabric of justice becomes the occasion of a public sifting or thoughtfulness, the development of criteria for judgment, and the inauguration of political renewal or restoration. Each essay probes a contemporary problem--the charge of being unpatriotic for dissenting from U.S. foreign policy, the erosion of liberal democracy by neoliberal political rationality, feminism's loss of a revolutionary horizon--and seeks to grasp the intellectual impasse the problem signals as well as the political incitement it may harbor.

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9780691123608 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 18, 2005, cover price $57.50 | About this edition: Edgework brings together seven of Wendy Brown's most provocative recent essays in political and cultural theory.

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9780691123615 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 21, 2005, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: Edgework brings together seven of Wendy Brown's most provocative recent essays in political and cultural theory.

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9781400826872 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $27.95

Tolerance is generally regarded as an unqualified achievement of the modern West. Emerging in early modern Europe to defuse violent religious conflict and reduce persecution, tolerance today is hailed as a key to decreasing conflict across a wide range of other dividing lines-- cultural, racial, ethnic, and sexual. But, as political theorist Wendy Brown argues in Regulating Aversion, tolerance also has dark and troubling undercurrents. Dislike, disapproval, and regulation lurk at the heart of tolerance. To tolerate is not to affirm but to conditionally allow what is unwanted or deviant. And, although presented as an alternative to violence, tolerance can play a part in justifying violence--dramatically so in the war in Iraq and the War on Terror. Wielded, especially since 9/11, as a way of distinguishing a civilized West from a barbaric Islam, tolerance is paradoxically underwriting Western imperialism. Brown's analysis of the history and contemporary life of tolerance reveals it in a startlingly unfamiliar guise. Heavy with norms and consolidating the dominance of the powerful, tolerance sustains the abjection of the tolerated and equates the intolerant with the barbaric. Examining the operation of tolerance in contexts as different as the War on Terror, campaigns for gay rights, and the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance, Brown traces the operation of tolerance in contemporary struggles over identity, citizenship, and civilization.

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9780691126548 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 1, 2006, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Tolerance is generally regarded as an unqualified achievement of the modern West.

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9780691136219 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 7, 2008, cover price $29.95

Miscellaneous:

9781400827473 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $21.95

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Product Description: International A/AS Level Physics has been carefully prepared for the University of Cambridge International Examinations course for A and AS Level Physics (9702). The book covers the main theoretical concepts and current applications of physics, and has a strong emphasis on the required practical skills...read more

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9780340945643 | Hodder Education, April 1, 2008, cover price $72.50 | About this edition: International A/AS Level Physics has been carefully prepared for the University of Cambridge International Examinations course for A and AS Level Physics (9702).

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Product Description: This special issue of differences explores what light Frankfurt School critical theory can shed on contemporary problematics in feminist theory. In contrast to the relatively extensive employment of the work of Jürgen Habermas for this purpose, this special issue focuses on other major thinkers of the Frankfurt School, especially Horkheimer, Adorno, and Benjamin...read more
By Wendy Brown (editor)

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9780822366751 | Duke Univ Pr, April 30, 2006, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: This special issue of differences explores what light Frankfurt School critical theory can shed on contemporary problematics in feminist theory.

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Product Description: Revision Express A-level Study Guides - covering AS and A2 material in one book. A new approach to exam success, making your revision fast and effective. What A-level Examiners say about "Revision Express Study Guides." 'The Style is succinct and the focus is on exam success'...read more

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9781405821216 | 3 edition (Gardners Books, March 24, 2005), cover price $22.85 | About this edition: Revision Express A-level Study Guides - covering AS and A2 material in one book.

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In recent decades, left political projects in the United States have taken a strong legalistic turn. From affirmative action to protection against sexual harassment, from indigenous peoples’ rights to gay marriage, the struggle to eliminate subordination or exclusion and to achieve substantive equality has been waged through courts and legislation. At the same time, critiques of legalism have generally come to be regarded by liberal and left reformers as politically irrelevant at best, politically disunifying and disorienting at worst. This conjunction of a turn toward left legalism with a turn away from critique has hardened an intellectually defensive, brittle, and unreflective left sensibility at a moment when precisely the opposite is needed. Certainly, the left can engage strategically with the law, but if it does not also track the effects of this engagement—effects that often exceed or even redound against its explicit aims—it will unwittingly foster political institutions and doctrines strikingly at odds with its own values.Brown and Halley have assembled essays from diverse contributors—law professors, philosophers, political theorists, and literary critics—united chiefly by their willingness to think critically from the left about left legal projects. The essays themselves vary by topic, by theoretical approach, and by conclusion. While some contributors attempt to rework particular left legal projects, others insist upon abandoning or replacing those projects. Still others leave open the question of what is to be done as they devote their critical attention to understanding what we are doing. Above all, Left Legalism/Left Critique is a rare contemporary argument and model for the intellectually exhilarating and politically enriching dimensions of left critique—dimensions that persist even, and perhaps especially, when critique is unsure of the intellectual and political possibilities it may produce. Contributors: Lauren Berlant, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Richard T. Ford, Katherine M. Franke, Janet Halley, Mark Kelman, David Kennedy, Duncan Kennedy, Gillian Lester, Michael Warner (view table of contents)
By Wendy Brown (editor) and Janet E. Halley (editor)

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9780822329756 | Duke Univ Pr, December 1, 2002, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: In recent decades, left political projects in the United States have taken a strong legalistic turn.

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9780822329688 | Duke Univ Pr, December 1, 2002, cover price $27.95

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Product Description: In the late nineteenth century, Mexico and France laid claim to Clipperton Island. In 1908 Mexico places a garrison of men and their families on the island to reinforce their claim. All goes well until 1914 when, because of the revolution that tears Mexico apart, the garrison is no longer supplied...read more

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9781553691969 | Trafford on Demand Pub, September 1, 2002, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In the late nineteenth century, Mexico and France laid claim to Clipperton Island.

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Product Description: What happens to left and liberal political orientations when faith in progress is broken, when both the sovereign individual and sovereign states seem tenuous, when desire seems as likely to seek punishment as freedom, when all political conviction is revealed as contingent and subjective? Politics Out of History is animated by the question of how we navigate the contemporary political landscape when the traditional compass points of modernity have all but disappeared...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780691070841 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 1, 2001, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: What happens to left and liberal political orientations when faith in progress is broken, when both the sovereign individual and sovereign states seem tenuous, when desire seems as likely to seek punishment as freedom, when all political conviction is revealed as contingent and subjective?

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9780691070858 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 6, 2001, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: What happens to left and liberal political orientations when faith in progress is broken, when both the sovereign individual and sovereign states seem tenuous, when desire seems as likely to seek punishment as freedom, when all political conviction is revealed as contingent and subjective?

By Wendy Brown (illustrator), Gina Soltis and Lori Yanuchi

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9780967017716 | Clr edition (Ridge Rock Pr, June 1, 2001), cover price $4.95

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9780340757796 | Hodder Murray, June 30, 2000, cover price $68.00

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Product Description: 32 pp. four color illustration "Running with the Big Dogs" invites children of all ages to mush along with the sled dogs in the heart of Denali National Park, Alaska. Share the wonder of a Denali sled dog puppy as you follow him through his first year of adventure and learning...read more
By Wendy Brown (illustrator) and Lori Yanuchi

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9780967017709 | Ridge Rock Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: 32 pp.

Whether in characterizing Catharine MacKinnon's theory of gender as itself pornographic or in identifying liberalism as unable to make good on its promises, Wendy Brown pursues a central question: how does a sense of woundedness become the basis for a sense of identity? Brown argues that efforts to outlaw hate speech and pornography powerfully legitimize the state: such apparently well-intentioned attempts harm victims further by portraying them as so helpless as to be in continuing need of governmental protection. "Whether one is dealing with the state, the Mafia, parents, pimps, police, or husbands," writes Brown, "the heavy price of institutionalized protection is always a measure of dependence and agreement to abide by the protector's rules." True democracy, she insists, requires sharing power, not regulation by it; freedom, not protection. Refusing any facile identification with one political position or another, Brown applies her argument to a panoply of topics, from the basis of litigiousness in political life to the appearance on the academic Left of themes of revenge and a thwarted will to power. These and other provocations in contemporary political thought and political life provide an occasion for rethinking the value of several of the last two centuries' most compelling theoretical critiques of modern political life, including the positions of Nietzsche, Marx, Weber, and Foucault.

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9780691029900 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 1, 1995, cover price $55.00

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9780691029894 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 3, 1995, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: Whether in characterizing Catharine MacKinnon's theory of gender as itself pornographic or in identifying liberalism as unable to make good on its promises, Wendy Brown pursues a central question: how does a sense of woundedness become the basis for a sense of identity?

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