Theory After 'Theory'

By Derek Attridge, Jane Elliot

This quantity argues that concept, faraway from being useless, has gone through significant shifts for you to come to phrases with the main pressing cultural and political questions of this day. providing an summary of theory’s new instructions, this groundbreaking assortment comprises essays on have an effect on, biopolitics, biophilosophy, the classy, and neoliberalism, in addition examinations of proven components corresponding to subaltern reviews, the postcolonial, and ethics.

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