Reading Library

Gil Anidjar
  • Blood: a Critique of Christianity (2014)

  • Semites: Race, Religion, Literature (2008)

  • The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (2003)

  • ‘Our Place in al-Andalus’: Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters (2002)

Akeel Bilgrami
  • Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment (2014)

  • Self Knowledge and Resentment (2006)

  • Belief and Meaning (1992)

Rosi Braidotti
  • The Posthuman (2013)

  • Nomadic Theory (2012)

  • Metamorphoses: Toward a Materialist Theory of Becoming (2002)

Timothy Brennan
  • Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, and the Colonies (2014)

  • Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz (2008)

  • Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of Left and Right (2006)

  • At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now (1997)

Faisal Devji
  • Muslim Zion (2013) 

  • The Impossible Indian: Gandhi and the Temptation of Violence (2012) 

  • The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (2008) 

  • Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity (2005) 

Jean-Pierre Dupuy
  • Economy and the Future: A Crisis of Faith (2014)

  • The Mark of the Sacred (2013)

  • On the origins of cognitive science : the mechanization of the mind (2009)

  •  Self-deception and paradoxes of rationality (1998)

Maja D’Aoust
  • The Secret Source: The Law of Attraction and Its Hermetic Influence Throughout the Ages (2012)

Khaled Furani
  • Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry (2012)

Dilip Gaonkar
  • Alternative Modernities (2001)

  • Cultures of Democracy (2008)

Ori Goldberg
  • Understanding Shiite Leadership (2015)

  • Shi’i Theology in Iran (2011)

Stathis Gourgouris
  • Lessons in Secular Criticism (2013)

  • Does Literature Think? Literature as Theory for an Antimythical Era (2003)

  • Dream Nation: Enlightenment, Colonization, and the Institution of Modern Greece (1996)

John Jackson Jr.
  • Impolite Conversations: On Race, Class, Sex, Religion, and Politics, co-written with Cora Daniels (2014)

  • Thin Description: Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, (2013)

  • Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness (2008)

  • Real Black: Adventures in Racial Sincerity (2005)

  • Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America (2001)

Colin Jager
  • Unquiet Things: Secularism in the Romantic Age (2015)

  • The Book of God: Secularization and Design in the Romantic Era (2007)

Pankaj Jain
  • The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophical Theories of Religion (2015)

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities (2013)

Janet Jakobsen
  • Secularisms, edited with A. Pellegrini (2008)

  • Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, with A. Pellegrini (2004)

  • Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence, edited with E. Castelli (2004)

  • Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics (1998)

David Kyuman Kim
  • Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics (2008)

Tariq Modood
  • Multiculturalism (2007)

Radha Radhakrishnan
  • Theory After Derrida, Co-edited with Kailash Baral (2009)

  • History, The Human, and The World Between (2008)

  • Between Identity and Location: The Politics of Theory (2007)

  • Theory In An Uneven World (2003)

  • Diasporic Mediations: Between Home and Location (1996)

Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin
  • The Censor, The Editor, And the Text (2007)

Ishay Rosen-Zvi
  • The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender, and Midrash (2012)

  • Demonic Desires: “Yetzer Hara” and the Problem of Evil in Late Antiquity (2011)

Eric Santner
  • The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty (2011)

  • On Creaturely Life: Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald (2006)

  • The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology, with Slavoj Žižek and Kenneth Reinhard (2005)

  • On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig (2001)

  • My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber's Secret History of Modernity (1996)

  • Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany (1990)

Sze-kar Wan
  • Power in Weakness: The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians (2000)

Mayfair Yang
  • Chinese Religiosities: Afflictions of Modernity and State Formation. Edited by Mayfair Mei-hui Yang (2008)

  • Spaces of Their Own: Women’s Public Sphere in Transnational China. Mayfair Yang, editor. University of Minnesota Press, (1999)

  • Gifts, Favors, and Banquets:  the Art of Social Relationships in China (1994)

Slavoj Žižek
  • Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism (2014)

  • First As Tragedy, Then As Farce (2009)

  • The Parallax View (2006)

  • The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity (2003)

  • Contingency, Hegemony, Universality (authored with Judith Butler and Ernesto Laclau) (2000)

  • The Ticklish Subject (1999)

  • Looking Awry (1991)

  • The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989)

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