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Generative grafting

Reproductive technology and the dilemmas of surrogacy
by / RP 183 (Jan/Feb 2014) / Commentary

In 2013, at the advanced age of 101, Howard W. Jones, a medical pioneer in reproductive technology, published Personhood Revisited: Reproductive Technology, Bioethics, Religion and the Law. Looking back at the development of what came to be called the ARTs (assisted reproductive technologies), Jones chronicles the initial controversies surrounding their emergence and his own participation …


Drone geographies

by / RP 183 (Jan/Feb 2014) / Article

Last year Apple rejected Josh Begley’s Drones+ app three times. The app promised to send push notifications to users each time a US drone strike was reported, but Apple decided that many people would find it ‘objectionable’ (they said nothing about what they might feel about the strikes). When he defended his thesis at NYU …


Can One Lead a Good Life in a Bad Life?

Adorno Prize Lecture
by / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Article

I am most honoured to be here on this occasion to receive the Adorno Prize.* I would like this evening to talk to you about a question that Adorno posed, one that is still alive for us today. It is a question to which I return time and again, one that continues to …


170 Reviews

Books Reviewed:Jacques Rancière, The Politics of LiteratureJudith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor and Cornell West, The Power of Religion in the Public SphereClayton Crockett, Radical Political TheologyNiilo Kauppi,Radicalism in French CultureHeiko Schmid, Wolf-Dietrich Sahr and John Urry, eds., Cities and Fascination: Beyond the Surplus of MeaningAdrian Mackenzie, Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network CultureEncarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Migration, Domestic Work and Affect: A Decolonial Approach on Value and the Feminization of LaborAndrew Kolin, State Power and Democracy: Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush
by , , , , and / RP 170 (Nov/Dec 2011) / Reviews


164 Reviews

by , , , and / RP 164 (Nov/Dec 2010) / Reviews

Brett de Bary, ed., Universities in Translation: The Mental Labor of Globalisation Andrew Ross, Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times Jo Littler

Gevork Hartoonian, ed., Walter Benjamin and Architecture Owen Hatherley

Reinhold Martin, Utopia’s Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism Again Douglas Spencer

Judith Butler and Catherine Malabou, …


158 Reviews

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Graham Harman, Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics Andrew Goffey

Bernard Stiegler, Technics and Time 2: Disorientation Bernard Stiegler, Acting Out Brian Rajski

Judith Butler, Frames of War: When is Life Grievable? Tarik Kochi, The Other’s War: Recognition and the Violence of Ethics Mark Neocleous

Peter Sloterdijk, Terror from the Air Mark Dorrian

Jeremy …


154 Reviews

by , , , and / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009) / Reviews

Martin Hägglund, Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life Nathan Brown

Axel Honneth, Disrespect: The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory Axel Honneth, Reification: A New Look at an Old Idea, with Judith Butler, Raymond Geuss and Jonathan Lear Nina Power

Xudong Zhang, Postsocialism and Cultural Politics: China in the Last Decadeof the Twentieth Century


Making life livable

Transsexuality and bodily transformation
by / RP 140 (Nov/Dec 2006) / Article


Orientalisms in the interpretation of Islamic philosophy

by / RP 135 (Jan/Feb 2006) / Article


128 Reviews

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Claudine Frank, ed., The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader David Macey

Judith Norman and Alexander Welchman, eds, The New Schelling Andrew Bowie

Pheng Cheah, Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation John Kraniauskas

Ben Watson, Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation David Cunningham

Judith Butler, Precarious …


Bodies and power, revisited

by / RP 114 (Jul/Aug 2002) / Article


Family values

Butler, Lacan and the rise of Antigone
by / RP 111 (Jan/Feb 2002) / Article


Micropolitics

Leo Bersani and conflicts in contemporary feminism
by / RP 110 (Nov/Dec 2001) / Article


105 Reviews

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Adriana Cavarero, Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood Carolyn Steedman

Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left John Roberts

Giorgio Agamben, Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive Victor Jeleniewski Seidler, Shadows of the Shoah: Jewish Identity and Belonging Esther Leslie

Rebecca L. Spang, The Invention of …


Wishful theory and sexual politics

by / RP 103 (Sep/Oct 2000) / Article

Across the last two or three decades identity and desire have been ʻtheorizedʼ relentlessly. Influences have been diverse: I remember especially the impact, for gay writing, of Barthesʼ dream, or plea, in 1975, for a radical sexual diversity wherein there would no longer be homosexuality (singular) but homosexualities, a plural so radical it ʻwill baffle any centred, …


Identity judgements, queer politics

by and / RP 100 (Mar/Apr 2000) / Article


Contingent ontologies

Sex, gender and ‘woman’ in Simone de Beauvoir and Judith Butler
by / RP 097 (Sep/Oct 1999) / Article

The pre-eminent place of Simone de Beauvoirʼs The Second Sex in the development of gender theory and feminist philosophy is undeniable. References to The Second Sex in historical and theoretical work in gender theory appear as if obligatory, not only because of the immense debt which many feminist scholars feel they owe de …


93 Reviews

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Judith Butler, The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection Fiona Jenkins

Theodor W. Adorno, Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords Simon Jarvis, Adorno: A Critical Introduction Shierry Weber Nicholsen, Exact Imagination, Late Work David Ayers

Gianni Vattimo, Beyond Interpretation David Macey

Sean Homer, Fredric Jameson: Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism Stephen Regan, ed., The Eagleton Reader Willy …


Time and the working mother

Kristeva’s ‘Women’s Time’ revisited
by / RP 091 (Sep/Oct 1998) / Article

If there is one issue that occupies current debates in the media, and that is shaping British society in the last years of the century, it is the nature of time. This is arguably less to do with millennial fever than with the transformations in working practices which have, for the first time since the …


87 Reviews

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Tim Crane, The Mechanical Mind Frank Jackson and David Braddon Mitchell, Philosophy of Mind and Cognition Jaegwon Kim, Philosophy of Mind Georges Rey, Contemporary Philosophy of Mind Galen Strawson, Mental Reality David J. Chalmers, The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory Gregory McCulloch, The Mind and Its World Ian Hacking, Rewriting the Soul: …