Critical Studies

Series edited by Myriam Diocaretz

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Series
ISSN: 
0923-411X
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Edited by Joana Sabadell-Nieto and Marta Segarra

Differences in Common engages in the ongoing debate on ‘community’ focusing on its philosophical and political aspects through a gendered perspective. It explores the subversive and enriching potential of the concept of community, as seen from the perspective of heterogeneity and...
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Volume: 
37
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038356
Publication date: 
January 2014

Edited and with an introduction by Alice Lagaay and Michael Lorber

Cultural transformation tends to be described in one of two ways: either with reference to what comes about, is created or emerges in the process of change or with reference to what is destroyed or obscured in that process. Within a performative paradigm, that is, from a perspective which focuses...
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Volume: 
36
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042034570
Publication date: 
January 2012

Edited by Anne Emmanuelle Berger and Marta Segarra

Demenageries, Thinking (of) Animals after Derrida is a collection of essays on animality following Jacques Derrida’s work. The Western philosophical tradition separated animals from men by excluding the former from everything that was considered “proper to man”: laughing,...
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Volume: 
35
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042033504
Publication date: 
January 2011

Edited by Willemijn Ruberg and Kristine Steenbergh

Sexed Sentiments provides a gender perspective on the recent turn to affect in criticism. It presents new work by scholars from different disciplines working on gender and emotion, a field par excellence where an interdisciplinary focus is fruitful. This collection presents essays from...
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Volume: 
34
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042032415
Publication date: 
January 2011

Edited by Markus Hallensleben

The human body as cultural object always has and is a performing subject, which binds the political with the theatrical, shows the construction of ethnicity and technology, unveils private and public spaces, transgresses race and gender, and finally becomes a medium that overcomes the borders of...
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Volume: 
33
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042031937
Publication date: 
January 2010

Edited and Introduced by Leslie Kavanaugh

The twentieth century saw many revolutions. Various transformations in the political, economic, social, technological and artistic domains not only inaugurated new eras, or at least discourses about new eras; they also often entailed a radical reorientation in the very conceptions by which any...
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Volume: 
32
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042031418
Publication date: 
January 2010

Edited by Barbara Dalle Pezze and Carlo Salzani

The past thirty years saw a growing academic interest in the phenomenon of boredom. If initially the analyses were mostly a-historical, now the historicity of boredom is widely recognised, though often it is taken as evidence of its permanence as a constant “quality” of the human...
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Volume: 
31
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042025660
Publication date: 
January 2009

Edited by Paul Allatson and Jo McCormack

Exile Cultures, Misplaced Identities takes a transnational and transcultural approach to exile and its capacities to alter the ways we think about place and identity in the contemporary world. The edited collection brings together researchers on exile in international perspective from three...
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Volume: 
30
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042024069
Publication date: 
January 2008

Edited by Myriam Diocaretz and Stefan Herbrechter

The Matrix trilogy continues to split opinions widely, polarising the downright dismissive and the wildly enthusiastic. Nevertheless, it has been fully embraced as a rich source of theoretical and cultural references. The contributions in this volume probe the effects the Matrix trilogy continues...
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Volume: 
29
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042016392
Publication date: 
January 2006

Edited by Stefan Herbrechter and Michael Higgins

Returning (to) Communities offers an innovative collection of examples and case studies into what has become a hotly disputed topic. The chapters present a wide-ranging series of interventions into the new debates over the concepts and practices of “community” and the communal. For...
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Volume: 
28
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042018983
Publication date: 
January 2006

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