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Althusser and His Contemporaries: Philosophy's Perpetual War by Warren Montag
Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution by Ali Behdad
Deleuzism: A Metacommentary by Ian Buchanan
Dissing Elizabeth: Negative Representations of Gloriana by Julia M. Walker
Gilles Deleuze's Time Machine by D. N. Rodowick
Hegel and the Freedom of Moderns by Domenico Losurdo
Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire and the Cultures of Travel by Inderpal Grewal
Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia by Patrick Parrinder
The Legitimacy of the Middle Ages: On the Unwritten History of Theory by Andrew Cole
The lettered city by Angel Rama
Mutual Misunderstanding: Scepticism and the Theorizing of Language and Interpretation by Talbot J. Taylor
New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State by Michael Szalay
Our America by Walter Benn Michaels
Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation by Brian Massumi
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Fredric Jameson
Questions of Travel: Postmodern Discourses of Displacement by Caren Kaplan
Reading the Figural, or, Philosophy after the New Media by D. N. Rodowick
The repeating island : the Caribbean and the postmodern perspective by Antonio Benítez Rojo
Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel and the Critique of Ideology by Slavoj Žižek
Theodor W. Adorno: An Introduction by Gerhard Schweppenhäuser
Utopia Limited: The Sixties and the Emergence of the Postmodern by Marianne DeKoven
Writing: The Political Test by Claude Lefort
The Story of Stone: Intertextuality, Ancient Chinese Stone Lore, and the Stone Symbolism in Dream of the Red Chamber, Water Margin, and The Journey to the West by Jing Wang1992

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