Books published by Bloomsbury Academic

Theoretical Writings

Bloomsbury Academic | December 3, 2015 | 256 pages
Alain Badiou is arguably the most original and influential philosopher working in France today. Working against the tide of postmodern orthodoxy, Badiou revitalizes philosophy's perennial attempt to provide a systematic theory of truth. Theoretical Writings presents, in Badiou's own words, 'the... More Info

The Precariat

Bloomsbury Academic | June 5, 2014 | 352 pages
Described by Noam Chomsky as 'a very important book', Guy Standing's The Precariat has achieved cult status as the first account of this emerging class of people, facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meaning to their lives. Guy Standing warns that the rapid growth... More Info

The Sexual Politics of Meat

Bloomsbury Academic | October 22, 2015 | 352 pages
The Sexual Politics of Meat is Carol Adams' inspiring and controversial exploration of the interplay between contemporary society's ingrained cultural misogyny and its obsession with meat and masculinity. First published in 1990, the book has continued to change the lives of tens of thousands of... More Info

Deleuze and Guattari's 'What is Philosophy?'

Bloomsbury Academic | December 17, 2015 | 224 pages
What is Philosophy? is the last instalment of a remarkable twenty-year collaboration between the philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. This hugely important text attempts to explain the terms of their collaboration and to define the activity of philosophy in which they... More Info

Drone

Bloomsbury Academic | February 3, 2015 | 208 pages
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the networks, and soon, we're told, they'll be delivering our shopping. But what are drones? The word encompasses everything... More Info

Dress, Fashion and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic | April 23, 2015 | 256 pages
Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from pre-history to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology.  More Info
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Infinite Thought

Bloomsbury Academic | December 18, 2014 | 176 pages
Alain Badiou (1937- ) is one of the most high profile and controversial philosophers writing in France today. A leading light in the generation of thinkers who come of intellectual age in 1968, his work deftly draws on a wide range of intellectual traditions and thinkers from Plato and Lucretius,... More Info

The Universal Exception

Bloomsbury Academic | December 18, 2014 | 464 pages
Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. The Universal Exception brings together some of Žižek's... More Info

The Coming Swarm

Bloomsbury Academic | October 23, 2014 | 192 pages
What is Hacktivism? In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet is a vital arena of communication, self expression, and interpersonal organizing. When... More Info

Michael Jackson's Dangerous

Bloomsbury Academic | September 25, 2014 | 168 pages
Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold, at long last embracing adulthood-politically questioning, sexually charged-yet unable to... More Info

Deconstructing Zionism

Bloomsbury Academic | November 21, 2013 | 208 pages
This volume in the Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy series provides a political and philosophical critique of Zionism. While other nationalisms seem to have adapted to twenty-first century realities and shifting notions of state and nation, Zionism has largely remained tethered to a... More Info

Let's Talk About Love

Bloomsbury Academic | March 13, 2014 | 256 pages
For his 2007 critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series title, Let’s Talk About Love, Carl Wilson went on a quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan and explore how we define ourselves by what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate. At once among the most widely beloved and most reviled and... More Info