Books written by Wendy Brown

Undoing the Demos

Zone Books | February 6, 2015 | 304 pages
Neoliberal rationality -- ubiquitous today in statecraft and the workplace, in jurisprudence, education, and culture -- remakes everything and everyone in the image of homo oeconomicus. What happens when this rationality transposes the constituent elements of democracy into an economic register? In... More Info

States of Injury

August 21, 1995 | 202 pages
Whether in characterizing Catharine MacKinnon's theory of gender as itself pornographic or in identifying liberalism as unable to make good on its promises, Wendy Brown pursues a central question: how does a sense of woundedness become the basis for a sense of identity? Brown argues that efforts to... More Info

Left Legalism/Left Critique

Duke University Press | November 22, 2002 | 447 pages
DIVA reader aimed at revitalizing left legal and political critique./div  More Info

Browsing Nature's Aisles: A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs

New Society Pub | October 15, 2013 | 240 pages
Mud clams, knotweed, and plants that bite back ? one family's adventures in suburban foraging  More Info

Democracy in What State?

June 12, 2012 | 144 pages
"Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?" In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with its critical weaknesses, and reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural... More Info