Recent Books

  • Empire

    Price: $15.95

    Imperialism as we knew it may be no more, but Empire is alive and well. It is, as Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri demonstrate in this bold work, the new political order of globalization. It is easy to recognize the contemporary economic, cultural, and legal transformations taking place across the globe but difficult to understand them. Hardt and Negri contend that they should be seen in line with our historical understanding of Empire as a universal order that accepts no boundaries or limits. Their book shows how this emerging Empire is fundamentally different from the imperialism of European dominance and capitalist expansion in previous eras. Rather, today’s Empire draws on elements of U.S. constitutionalism, with its tradition of hybrid identities and expanding frontiers.

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  • Desert Islands

    Price: $17.95

    “One day, perhaps, this century will be Deleuzian,” Michel Foucault once wrote. This book anthologizes 40 texts and interviews written over 20 years by renowned French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, who died in 1995. The early texts, from 1953-1966 (on Rousseau, Kafka, Jarry, etc.), belong to literary criticism and announce Deleuze’s last book, Critique and Clinic (1993). But philosophy clearly predominates in the rest of the book, with sharp appraisals of the thinkers he always felt indebted to: Spinoza, Bergson. More surprising is his acknowledgement of Jean-Paul Sartre as his master. “The new themes, a certain new style, a new aggressive and polemical way of raising questions,” he wrote, “come from Sartre.” But the figure of Nietzsche remains by far the most seminal, and the presence throughout of his friends and close collaborators, Felix Guattari and Michel Foucault. The book stops shortly after the publication of Anti-Oedipus, and presents a kind of genealogy of Deleuze’s thought as well as his attempt to leave philosophy and connect it to the outside —...

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  • Elephants & the Media

    Price: $3.50

    Kiss Machine is a biannual conga line of arts and culture in magazine format, where ideas and fantasy come together and fall apart.

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  • Te Bwe Win

    Price: $14.95

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  • Select Strange and Sacred Sites

    Price: $5.00

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  • KMT: In the House of Life

    Price: $16.99

    Armah’s seventh novel plunges into history as the narrator Lindela translates secret hieroglyphic texts left by migrant Egyptian scribes millennia ago. As her work progresses, old questions animate her own urgent search for knowledge of self and society. Through her story, Armah asks how Africa’s multimillenial history can be best understood, and why did the society that invented literacy, sink into the misery of illiteracy, ignorance and religion.

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