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The Possibility of a World

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway & Flor Méchain Fordham University Press (August 01, 2017)

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art,...


Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

by Cathy Schlund-Vials & Viet Thanh Nguyen Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

Emerging from mid-century social movements, Civil Rights Era formations, and anti-war protests, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and rights activism....


Undocumented and in College

by Terry-Ann Jones & Laura Nichols Fordham University Press (September 19, 2017)

The current daily experiences of undocumented students as they navigate the processes of entering and then thriving in Jesuit colleges are explored alongside an investigation of the knowledge and attitudes among...


Google Me

by Barbara Cassin & Michael Syrotinski Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

“Google is a champion of cultural democracy, but without culture and without democracy.” In this witty and polemical critique the philosopher Barbara Cassin takes aim at Google and our culture of big data....


Being Brains

by Fernando Vidal & Francisco Ortega Fordham University Press (July 04, 2017)

Being Brains offers a critical exploration of one of the most influential and pervasive contemporary beliefs: “We are our brains.” Starting in the “Decade of the Brain” of the 1990s, “neurocentrism”...


Paul Hanly Furfey

by Nicholas K. Rademacher Fordham University Press (August 08, 2017)

Nicholas Rademacher’s book is meticulously researched and clearly written, shedding new light on Monsignor Paul Hanly Furfey’s life by drawing on Furfey’s copious published material and substantial archival...


Atopias

by Frédéric Neyrat, Lindsay Turner, Walt Hunter & Steven Shaviro Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside “atopia”: not utopia, a dreamt place...


Vox Populi

by William O'Shaughnessy Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews, editorials, essays, observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O’Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology,...


Communications Research in Action

by Philip M. Napoli & Minna Aslama Fordham University Press (February 01, 2011)

A synergy between academia and activism has long been a goal of both scholars and advocacy organizations in communications research. The essays in Communications Research in Action demonstrate, for the first...


The Digital Condition

by Rob Wilkie Fordham University Press (October 03, 2011)

The acceleration in science, technology, communication, and production that began in the second half of the twentieth century— developments which make up the concept of the “digital”—has brought us to...


A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

by George Washington Williams & John David Smith Fordham University Press (May 14, 2012)

A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865 (originally published in 1888) by pioneer African American historian George Washington Williams remains a classic text in African American...


Loaded Words

by Marjorie Garber Fordham University Press (June 01, 2012)

In Loaded Words the inimitable literary and cultural critic Marjorie Garber invites readers to join her in a rigorous and exuberant exploration of language. What links the pieces included in this vibrant new...


Bob Drinan

by Father Raymond A. Schroth S.J. Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Raymond Schroth's Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress shows that the contentious mixture of religion and politics in this country is nothing new. Four decades...


Speaking about Torture

by Julie A. Carlson & Elisabeth Weber Fordham University Press (September 12, 2012)

This collection of essays is the first book to take up the urgent issue of torture from the array of approaches offered by the arts and humanities. In the post-9/11 era, where we are once again compelled to...


Brooklyn Is

by James Agee & Jonathan Lethem Fordham University Press (October 15, 2012)

For the first time in book form—a great writer’s classic celebration of the essence of Brooklyn. In 1939, James Agee was assigned to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue of Fortune on New York...


Deus in Machina

by Jeremy Stolow Fordham University Press (November 05, 2012)

The essays in this volume explore how two domains of human experience and action—religion and technology—are implicated in each other. Contrary to commonsense understandings of both religion (as an “otherworldly”...


Live Long and Prosper

by Sandra L. Barnes Fordham University Press (December 17, 2012)

This pioneering new study of the Black megachurch phenomenon brings nuance and depth to the question, Are Black megachurches more focused on prosperity than on people? Black megachurches and their pastors are...


Advances in Cyber Security

by D. Frank Hsu & Dorothy Marinucci Fordham University Press (April 03, 2013)

As you read this, your computer is in jeopardy of being hacked and your identity being stolen. Read this book to protect yourselves from this threat. The world’s foremost cyber security experts, from Ruby...


Is Critique Secular?

by Saba Mahmood, Talal Asad, Judith Butler & Wendy Brown et al. Fordham University Press (May 09, 2013)

This volume interrogates settled ways of thinking about the seemingly interminable conflict between religious and secular values in our world today. What are the assumptions and resources internal to secular...


To Bear Witness

by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. Fordham University Press (June 21, 2013)

For more than fifty years, Dr. Cahill has been helping to heal the world, as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts around the globe. In...


Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials

by Peter SZENDY & Will Bishop Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

“Yes, Kant did indeed speak of extraterrestrials.” This phrase could provide the opening for this brief treatise of philosofiction (as one speaks of science fiction). What is revealed in the aliens of which...


Hidden

by Richard Giannone Fordham University Press (June 01, 2012)

Hidden—Richard Giannone’s searingly honest, richly insightful memoir—eloquently captures the author’s transformation from a solitary gay academic to a dedicated caregiver as well as a sexually and spiritually...


A Pact with Vichy

by Emanuel Rota Fordham University Press (December 31, 2012)

Angelo Tasca, a pivotal figure in 20th-century Italian political history, and indeed European history, is frequently overshadowed by his Fascist opponent Mussolini or his Socialist and Communist colleagues (Gramsci...


Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

by Abdelwahab Meddeb & Jane Kuntz Fordham University Press (April 29, 2013)

Abdelwahab Meddeb makes an urgent case for an Islamic reformation, located squarely in Western Europe, now home to millions of Muslims, where Christianity and Judaism have come to coexist with secular humanism...


Pre-Occupied Spaces

by Teresa Fiore Fordham University Press (May 23, 2017)

By linking Italy’s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, contemporary transnational migrations directed toward it, as well as the country’s colonial legacies, Fiore’s book poses Italy...


Corporate Romanticism

by Daniel M. Stout Fordham University Press (December 01, 2016)

Corporate Romanticism offers an alternative history of the connections between modernity, individualism, and the novel. In early nineteenth-century England, two developments—the rise of corporate persons and...


From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family

by James H. Johnston Fordham University Press (May 14, 2012)

A true story of six generations of an African American family in Maryland. Based on paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories, the book traces Yarrow Mamout and...


Beyond Broadband Access: Developing Data-Based Information Policy Strategies

by Richard D. Taylor & Amit M. Schejter Fordham University Press (July 01, 2013)

After broadband access, what next? What role do metrics play in understanding "information societies"? And, more important, in shaping their policies? Beyond counting people with broadband access, how can economic...


Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

by Etienne Balibar, Steven Miller & Emily Apter Fordham University Press (November 01, 2016)

A collection of Essays over the last 20 years, exploring different dimensions (historical, political, philosophical, literary) of the philosophical debate on "subjecthood" and "subjectivity" in Modernity, as...


Rethinking Media Pluralism

by Kari Karppinen Fordham University Press (January 29, 2013)

The book examines different ways in which the concepts of media pluralism and diversity have been theorized and used in media policy debates. Its basic argument is that media pluralism should be understood as...


Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy

by Will Stockton Fordham University Press (May 01, 2017)

Framing the Christian defense of marital monogamy against Ephesians 5's suggestion that all believers are married in Christ, this book argues for the presence of competing marriage theologies in four Shakespeare...


Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Hannah Arendt's Denktagebuch

by Roger Berkowitz & Ian Storey Fordham University Press (February 01, 2017)

Artifacts of Thinking is a collection of essays exploring a combination of the intellectual concerns and thoughts of Hannah Arendt's Denktagebuch, and the methodological questions of how to treat unpublished...


Sensible Life: A Micro-ontology of the Image

by Emanuele Coccia, Scott Alan Stuart & Kevin Attell Fordham University Press (February 29, 2016)

This book is a rehabilitation sensibility. It defines what we call sensibility or sensible life by defining the ontological status of images. It shows that images have an intermediate ontological status and...


Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

by Kelly Oliver Fordham University Press (June 05, 2013)

Using deconstruction, this book approaches contemporary problems raised by technologies of life and death from cloning to capital punishment; and thereby, provides new insights into current debates from a perspective...


Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

by Catherine Keller, Elias Ortega-Aponte & Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre Fordham University Press (December 01, 2015)

In the face of globalized ecological and economic crisis, what role does political theology play in formulating the shared good and the sharing of goods? This remarkable collection of essays by philosophers,...


Dancing Jacobins: A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism

by Rafael Sánchez Fordham University Press (April 28, 2016)

Since independence from Spain, a trope has remained pervasive in Latin America's republican imaginary: that of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism as irreconcilable poles within which...


Words: Religious Language Matters

by Ernst van den Hemel & Asja Szafraniec Fordham University Press (June 15, 2016)

Examines the link between our (implicit) assumptions about language and our understanding of religious phenomena. In particular, focuses on the performative and material specificity of word use in religion.


The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

by Vanessa Lemm & Miguel Vatter Fordham University Press (April 05, 2014)

An examination of Foucault's last thought, centered on his ideas about biopolitics, governmentality, and subjectivity. This volume aims to explain why the politics and policies of neoliberalism are best understood...


Fugitive Rousseau: Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom

by Jimmy Casas Klausen Fordham University Press (March 03, 2014)

Fugitive Rousseau explores slavery and primitivism in Rousseau's political writings by contextualizing them in modern European empire and Roman imperial philosophy. Fugitive Rousseau argues against seeing Rousseau...


Voices of Italian America: A History of Early Italian American Literature with a Critical Anthology

by Martino Marazzi & Ann Goldstein Fordham University Press (November 01, 2011)

Voices of Italian America presents a top-rate authoritative study and anthology of the italian-language literature written and published in the United States from the heydays of the Great Migration (1880-1920)...


The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender

by Anne Emmanuelle Berger & Catherine Porter Fordham University Press (December 02, 2013)

More than any other area of late-twentieth-century thinking, gender theory and its avatars have been to a large extent a Franco-American invention. In this book, a leading Franco-American scholar traces differences...


Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

by Barbara Natalie Nagel, Lauren Shizuko Stone & Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz Fordham University Press (May 01, 2015)

Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction, opens by asking a fundamental first question: What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? The essays thereby address the under-theorized...


Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

by Janet Neary Fordham University Press (November 01, 2016)

Fugitive Testimony examines African American slave narratives in light of contemporary artists' use of the genre within their visual art at the end of the twentieth century. It identifies a sustained representational...


Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

by Nancy Caronia & Edvige Giunta Fordham University Press (October 15, 2014)

The two editors and eighteen scholars and creative nonfiction writers offer a lucid view of a writer who has produced one of the most provocative bodies of memoir writing in contemporary US literature, a scholar...


Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

by Dana D. Nelson Fordham University Press (December 15, 2015)

Commoning customs and practices in the Revolutionary era offered non-elite actors a relationship to democratic power different from the representative democracy that would be institutionalized by the Framers...


Academics in Action!: A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

by Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Alison McGuire & Nina C. Martin et al. Fordham University Press (January 04, 2016)

This edited volume, Academics in Action! describes a multi-disciplinary model informed by the educational philosophy of John Dewey wherein students and faculty work with communities, learn from them, and combing...


Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

by Lisa Guenther, Scott Zeman & Geoffrey Adelsberg Fordham University Press (April 01, 2015)

A collection of essays by diverse group of scholars who analyze issues raised by the U.S. prison system. Authors critique the racist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist, and economic injustices that uphold mass incarceration,...


The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

by Christopher Pye Fordham University Press (March 02, 2015)

Ranging from Leonardo to Hobbes, The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare argues that it is through an engagement with the problem of aesthetic autonomy that the early modern work most...


Upside-Down Gods: Gregory Bateson's World of Difference

by Peter Harries-Jones Fordham University Press (May 02, 2016)

Human survival requires a reorientation of science away from its exclusive technical and materialist premises focused on control, towards feedback and relational processes of organism-plus-environment. Gregory...


Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment

by Jennifer Wenzel, Patricia Yaeger & Imre Szeman Fordham University Press (February 01, 2017)

A collection of brief reflections on keywords related to energy, including the various substances and forces with which humans have produced energy, and their past, present, and future implications for values,...