New Books in Critical Theory

Interviews with Scholars of Critical Theory about their New Books

https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/critical-theory/

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episode 147: Sam Han, "(Inter)Facing Death: Life in Global Uncertainty" (Routledge, 2020)


Han analyzes the nexus of death and digital culture in the contemporary moment in the context of recent developments in social, cultural and political theory....


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episode 440: Frank Wilderson III, "Afropessimism" (Liveright, 2020)


How should we understand the pervasiveness – and virulence – of anti-Black violence in the United State?


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episode 75: Shiu-Yin Sharon Yam, "Inconvenient Strangers: Transnational Subjects and the Politics of Citizenship" (Ohio State UP, 2019)


Yam examines how three transnational groups—mainland Chinese maternal tourists, Southeast Asian migrant domestic workers, and South Asian permanent residents—engage with the existing citizenry and gain recognition through circulating personal narratives....


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episode 732: Viet Thanh Nguyen, "Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War" (Harvard UP, 2016)


According to Viet Thanh Nguyen, all wars are fought twice: first on the field of battle, and then in the struggles over memory...


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episode 73: Thomas A. Discenna, "Discourses of Denial: The Rhetoric of American Academic Labor" (Routledge, 2017)


Discenna paints a compelling picture of “the denial of academic labor” happening across public and private institutions...


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episode 33: Richard Lachmann, "First Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers" (Verso, 2020)


Lachmann argues that while imperial expansion can deliver more resources to their centers, they can also create dynamics of elite conflict...


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episode 170: Santiago Zabala, "Being at Large: Freedom in the Ago of Alternative Facts" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2020)


In recent years, questions around the nature of ​truth ​and ​facts have reentered public debate...


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episode 432: Dana El Kurd, "Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine" (Oxford UP, 2020)


Kurd’s rich case study illustrates how certain authoritarian strategies used by the PA increased societal polarizing...


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