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Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

by Shawn Schulenberg, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Jason Pierceson & Laura Saldivia et al. Lexington Books (April 13, 2010)

This book explores policy innovation for same-sex couples throughout the Americas and includes same-sex marriage legislation, civil unions, and other new developments for same-sex couples throughout the Americas...


Subjects and Simulations: Between Baudrillard and Lacoue-Labarthe

by Hugh J. Silverman, Anne O'Byrne, Stephen David Ross & Alina Clej et al. Lexington Books (November 05, 2014)

Subjects and Simulations presents essays focused on suffering and sublimity, representation and subjectivity, and the relation of truth and appearance through engagement with the legacies of Jean Baudrillard...


Generational Feminism: New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach

by Iris van der Tuin Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict towards a more nuanced conception of the methodology's useful structures. Experimenting...


Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding

by Lori Bindig Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and...


Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media

by Ryan Lizardi Lexington Books (November 06, 2014)

Mediated Nostalgia works to help understand the cultural, historical, and sociological implications of a past-obsessed media industry. It takes a cross-media and interdisciplinary approach in its study of the...


Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention...


Descartes' Temporal Dualism

by Rebecca Lloyd Waller Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Rebecca Lloyd Waller defends a temporal dualist interpretation of Descartes’ account of time to directly engage and address common interpretive puzzles. Descartes' Temporal Dualism offers a significant contribution...


Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization

by Tim R. Johnston, Mary C. Rawlinson, Ronald M. S. Commers & Wim Vandekerckhove et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Labor and Global Justice combines conceptual and theoretical perspectives across a multiplicity of relevant differences, both geographical and disciplinary, to develop a transnational perspective on labor and...


Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics: From Daughters of Destiny to Iron Ladies

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

This project analyzes how political women rhetorically perform—discursively, visually, and physically—their positions of power and how these performances are read, time again, against and with other women...


Metaphilosophy: Philosophy in Philosophical Perspective

by Nicholas Rescher Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

Nicholas Rescher unites two facets of metaphilosophy to show that the historical perspective and forward-thinking normative, or systematic, approach are, together, an integral component of philosophy itself....


Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible: From Kant to Schopenhauer

by Brayton Polka Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

This book analyzes the ideas central to the philosophy of Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard to show that they are biblical in origin, both ontologically and historically. Polka argues that Schopenhauer has an altogether...


The Christian Heritage: Problems and Prospects

by George Anastaplo & Martin E. Marty Lexington Books (March 16, 2010)

The Christian Heritage delves into the history of the western Christian heritage. Challenges to the Christian heritage, a heritage nourished both by Judaism and by the western classics, have been stimulated...


The Timespace of Human Activity: On Performance, Society, and History as Indeterminate Teleological Events

by Theodore R. Schatzki Lexington Books (April 12, 2010)

This book develops an original Heideggerian account of the timespace and indeterminacy of human activity while describing insights that this account provides into the nature of activity, society and history....


The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work

by David A. Kline, Mitchell R. Haney, Annette Holba & Al Gini et al. Lexington Books (March 16, 2010)

This book is concerned with how we should think and act in our work, leisure activities, and time utilization in order to achieve flourishing lives. The scope papers range from general theoretical considerations...


Freedom and the Rule of Law

by Anthony A. Peacock, Katharine Inglis Butler, Jeremy Rabkin & Joseph Postell et al. Lexington Books (December 30, 2009)

Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled...


Arguments about Animal Ethics

by Jason Edward Black, Greg Goodale, Patricia Malesh & Carrie Packwood Freeman et al. Lexington Books (March 08, 2010)

Bringing together the expertise of rhetoricians in English and communication as well as media studies scholars, Arguments about Animal Ethics delves into the rhetorical and discursive practices of participants...


The Philosophy of Recognition: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Christopher F. Zurn, Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch, Axel Honneth & Ludwig Siep et al. Lexington Books (December 30, 2009)

This volume collects original, cutting-edge essays on the philosophy of recognition by international scholars eminent in the field. By considering the topic of recognition as addressed by both classical and...


Metaphor and Metaphilosophy: Philosophy as Combat, Play, and Aesthetic Experience

by Sarah A. Mattice Lexington Books (October 08, 2014)

Sarah A. Mattice develops a comparative intervention in contemporary metaphilosophy. Drawing on resources from hermeneutics, cognitive linguistics, aesthetics, and Chinese philosophy, she explores how philosophical...


Colonialism and Its Legacies

by Jacob T. Levy, Sankar Muthu, Enrique Dussel & Emmanuel Eze et al. Lexington Books (May 31, 2011)

Colonialism and Its Legacy brings together essays by leading scholars in both the fields of political theory and the history of political thought about European colonialism and its legacies, and postcolonial...


The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics

by LaChrystal D. Ricke Lexington Books (August 14, 2014)

The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics analyzes the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube, specifically addressing political campaigning, communication, and engagement. The text provides a synthesized...


Critical Articulations of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

by Sheena C. Howard, Sakile K. Camara, Brad Crownover & Darlene K. Drummond et al. Lexington Books (September 17, 2014)

This collection features engaging scholarly essays and creative writings that examine the meaning of race, gender, and sexual orientation as interlocking systems of oppression. It provides a meaningful space...


Mindfulness and Letting Be: On Engaged Thinking and Acting

by Fred Dallmayr Lexington Books (September 17, 2014)

Fred Dallmayr explores the benefits of mindfulness in respect to philosophy and theory, practical conduct, language use, art works, historical understanding, and cosmopolitanism. Students of continental, social,...


Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life

by Lenart Skof Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

This is a book about pragmatism, intercultural philosophy, and ethics that attempts to bring to the fore the variations on the ethical and intercultural life of pragmatism, based on readings of William James,...


Metaphysical Problems, Political Solutions: Self, State, and Nation in Hobbes and Locke

by Asaf Z. Sokolowski Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

This book seeks to read the political thought of classic thinkers of the liberal tradition in the context of their metaphysical and theological writings. Sokolowski demonstrates that the political measures offered...


Plato versus Parmenides: The Debate over Coming-into-Being in Greek Philosophy

by Robert J. Roecklein Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

The issue of coming into being in Greek philosophy is investigated mostly by specialists in language analysis and philological science. Plato versus Parmenides, Robert J. Roecklein brings to the fore Plato's...


The Philosophies of Richard Wagner

by Julian Young Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

Julian Young presents Richard Wagner as an important philosopher of art and life, first as a utopian anarchist-communist and later as a Schopenhauerian pessimist. Understanding Wagner’s philosophy is crucial...


Applied Christian Ethics: Foundations, Economic Justice, and Politics

by Matthew Lon Weaver, Charles C. Brown, Randall K. Bush & Gary Dorrien et al. Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

Applied Christian Ethics addresses selected themes in Christian social ethics. Part one shows the roots of contributors in the realist school; part two focuses on different levels of the significance of economics...


Primetime Pundits: How Cable News Covers Social Issues

by Lynn Letukas Lexington Books (September 04, 2014)

Primetime Pundits explores the ascent of punditry and offers a new approach for understanding how social issues are covered in the changing media landscape. Based on extensive research of primetime news coverage...


The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....


Gadamer's Ethics of Play: Hermeneutics and the Other

by Monica Vilhauer Lexington Books (September 25, 2010)

Gadamer's Ethics of Play examines the ethical dimensions of understanding by focusing on the concept of dialogical 'play' in Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method. The book is accessible to an undergraduate...


Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory

by Reiland Rabaka Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

By examining Amilcar Cabral’s theories and praxes, Reiland Rabaka reintroduces and analyzes several of the core characteristics of the Africana critical theory. Ultimately, this book promotes the ways in which...


War Is Not Inevitable: On the Psychology of War and Aggression

by Henri Parens Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

In this book, author Henri Parens discusses and documents the core psychodynamics that lead groups to war. Detailing some of the psychodynamics that led from World War I to World War II and their respective...


Buddhist Responses to Globalization

by James Mark Shields, Leah Kalmanson, John W. M. Krummel & Melanie L. Harris et al. Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors...


The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World: The Transformation of an American Newspaper

by Vicki Mayer, S. L. Alexander, Alfred Lawrence Lorenz & Frank D. Durham et al. Lexington Books (July 17, 2014)

This book is a study of the 2012-2013 transition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication with emphasis on its online presence (“Digital First”). It is...


Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Plato's Republic

by Gene Fendt Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

In this book, author Gene Fendt shows how Plato's Republic provides a liturgical purification for the political and psychic delusions of readers, even as Socrates provides the same for his interlocutors at the...


Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership: The Constrained Effects of Rhetoric

by C. Damien Arthur Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president’s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric’s effect on economic...


Striking a Balance: A Primer in Traditional Asian Values

by Michael C. Brannigan Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

Striking a Balance offers a lucid, thoughtful, and thoroughly engaging review of the major ethical teachings in the dominant Asian traditions. Michael C. Brannigan applies his extensive background and scholarship...


Sacrifice and Value: A Kantian Interpretation

by Sidney Axinn Lexington Books (October 14, 2010)

We create value for ourselves by making sacrifices. In Sacrifice and Value, Sidney Axinn presents the role of sacrifice in the work of many figures in the history of Philosophy. A novel feature is the attention...


Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics

by Paul Studtmann Lexington Books (October 11, 2010)

Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics develops and defends an empiricist solution to the problem of metaphysics, then examines the implications of such a solution for skeptical arguments and the is-ought...


The Importance of How We See Ourselves: Self-Identity and Responsible Agency

by Marina A. L. Oshana Lexington Books (September 28, 2010)

The Importance of How We See Ourselves: Self-Identity and Responsible Agency analyzes the nature of the self and the phenomena of self-awareness and self-identity in an attempt to offer insight into the practical...


Ethics Embodied: Rethinking Selfhood through Continental, Japanese, and Feminist Philosophies

by Erin McCarthy & Thomas P. Kasulis Lexington Books (July 17, 2010)

Ethics Embodied: Rethinking Selfhood through Continental, Japanese and Feminist Philosophies explores the importance of the body to ethical selfhood. Through her comparative feminist approach to ethics, the...


The Prudence of Love: How Possessing the Virtue of Love Benefits the Lover

by Eric J. Silverman Lexington Books (December 02, 2009)

The Prudence of Love focuses upon the intersection of philosophical, theological, and psychological issues related to love. Eric Silverman defends an account of love derived from the views of Thomas Aquinas...


The Philosopher's Song: The Poets' Influence on Plato

by Kevin M. Crotty Lexington Books (December 29, 2009)

The Philosopher's Song explores the complex and fruitful relation between the great poets of Greek culture and Plato's invention of philosophy, especially as this bears on Plato's treatment of justice. The author...


Wily Elites and Spirited Peoples in Machiavelli's Republicanism

by David N. Levy Lexington Books (July 02, 2014)

In this book, author David N. Levy uses Machiavelli’s conflict between the elite and the people as the lens through which to understand the other major features of his republicanism. Through analyzing his...


Ethics and Time: Ethos of Temporal Orientation in Politics and Religion of the Niger Delta

by Nimi Wariboko Lexington Books (October 14, 2010)

Ethics and Time investigates how temporal orientation influence social-ethics. Re-conceptualizing temporal orientation as the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities...


Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future

by Jude P. Dougherty Lexington Books (September 29, 2009)

In Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future, Jude P. Dougherty offers an intriguing reexamination of this crisis in contemporary times. Situating his argument in the context of ongoing debate...


The Perfect Response: Studies of the Rhetorical Personality

by Gary C. Woodward Lexington Books (September 20, 2010)

The Perfect Response offers a framework for assessing the nature of fluency, and explaining the personal attributes that account for why some communicators excel more than most in connecting with others.


Sociological Trespasses: Interrogating Sin and Flesh

by James Aho Lexington Books (May 05, 2011)

Racism, collective violence, sickness, environmental catastrophe, body obsession, greed, and accelerated life concern everyone. In this book, however, they are not viewed as social problems to be solved by technical...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....


The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text

by Ben Voth Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

Through the careful analysis of historical figures and empirical policy successes, The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text reveals how strategic communication silences make the tragedy of genocide probable...