Books published by Suny Press


Bodies in China

Suny Press | January 2, 2019 | 282 pages
Engages with Chinese philosophy to offer new conceptual models for reframing gender, bodies, and aesthetics.  More Info


SUNY Press | September 1, 2018 | 160 pages
Short stories that reflect the complexities of contemporary Tibetan life, written by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden. Enticement marks the English-language debut of prominent Tibetan writer and filmmaker Pema Tseden. This collection gathers together his most relevant and influential short stories,... More Info

You Who Enter Here

SUNY Press | February 14, 2019 | 248 pages
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel. Matthew has grown up in hell. His father is gone, and his mother drinks and hooks up with men who abuse Matthew and his sister. He finally decides to hit the streets of Farmington to get away and to drink himself to death—in... More Info

On Self-Translation

Suny Press | November 1, 2018 | 284 pages
A fascinating collection of essays and conversations on the changing nature of language.  More Info

Only the People Can Save the People

Suny Press | January 2, 2019 | 230 pages
Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.  More Info

The Vocation of Writing

Suny Press | January 2, 2019 | 212 pages
Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.  More Info

Changed Forever

Suny Press | January 2, 2019 | 406 pages
The first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.  More Info

Mystery 101

Suny Press | January 2, 2019 | 216 pages
Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.  More Info

Angry Rain

SUNY Press | September 10, 2018 | 168 pages
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived. Maurice Kenny’s career as a writer, teacher, publisher, and storyteller spanned more than six decades, during which he published over... More Info


Suny Press | July 2, 2018 | 420 pages
Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.  More Info

The Occupation of Justice

SUNY Press | April 25, 2002 | 262 pages
A critical examination of the decisions of the Supreme Court of Israel in cases relating to the Occupied Territories.  More Info

State Violence and Moral Horror

Suny Press | July 2, 2018 | 214 pages
Explores the concept of "moral horror" as the experience of living amidst unjustifiable state violence.  More Info

Centering and Extending

Suny Press | January 2, 2018 | 232 pages
An original metaphysical proposal building on classical and contemporary sources.  More Info

Kant and Aristotle

Suny Press | January 2, 2017 | 292 pages
A historical and philosophical reassessment of the impact of Aristotle and early-modern Aristotelianism on the development of Kant's transcendental philosophy.  More Info

Testimonial Uncanny The

Suny Press | July 2, 2015 | 352 pages
Examines how colonial and postcolonial violence is understood and conceptualized through Indigenous storytelling.  More Info

Immigrant Protest

Suny Press | July 2, 2015 | 320 pages
Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by "illegal" and displaced peoples.  More Info

Between Levinas and Heidegger

Suny Press | July 2, 2015 | 276 pages
Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy's most pressing issues.  More Info

Sacrifice in the Post-Kantian Trad

Suny Press | July 2, 2015 | 226 pages
An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche.  More Info

Outsmarting Apartheid: An Oral History of South Africa's Cultural and Educational Exchange with the United States, 1960 1999

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 470 pages
Inspiring oral history of the impact of cultural and educational exchange between South Africa and the United States during apartheid.  More Info

Living Alterities

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 300 pages
Philosophers consider race and racism from the perspective of lived, bodily experience.  More Info

Male Beauty

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 366 pages
Explores how a younger and more sensitive form of masculinity emerged in the United States after World War II.  More Info

Beyond Explicit

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 242 pages
Develops a novel characterization of the pornographic as a cultural concept.  More Info

Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 300 pages
Investigates the impact of theories of reproduction and heredity on the emerging concepts of race and gender at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.  More Info

This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Suny Press | March 1, 2015 | 380 pages
Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.  More Info

Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 319 pages
Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.  More Info

Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 440 pages
Seminal essays on environmental philosophy from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions of thought.  More Info

Philosophizing Ad Infinitum

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 218 pages
An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France's preeminent historians of philosophy.  More Info

Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 467 pages
An interdisciplinary anthology exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.  More Info

Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination

SUNY Press | May 1, 2011 | 271 pages
An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema’s first true blockbuster.  More Info

Feminist Mothering

SUNY Press | July 17, 2019 | 287 pages
"Feminist Mothering goes beyond critiques of patriarchal motherhood to locate and investigate feminist maternal practices as sites for women's empowerment and social change. The contributors see "feminist mothering" as practices of mothering that seek to challenge and change the norms of... More Info

Being and Time

Suny Press | July 1, 2010 | 482 pages
A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.  More Info

Living and value

SUNY Press | July 17, 2019 | 364 pages
Based on an ecologically inspired worldview, defends ethics against skepticism and irrealism. Places ethics into the wider context of religion, God, and evil, and offers postmodern suggestions for environmental, technological, and political reforms.  More Info

The Promise of Democracy

Suny Press | January 2, 2011 | 254 pages
A new ethical concept of democracy as the cultivation and practice of civic virtues in a pluralistic setting is presented in this thoughtful and wide-ranging study. Drawing upon such figures as Aristotle, Montesquieu, Hegel, Dewey, Heidegger, Arendt, and Lefort, Fred Dallmayr emphasizes the need... More Info

Critical Animal Studies

SUNY Press | January 1, 2013 | 202 pages
Having roots as a specialized philosophical movement at Oxford University in the early 1970s, critical animal studies is not taking shape as a wide-open, mutlidisciplinary endeavor through which scholars across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and others, are joining together to... More Info

The Family Flamboyant

SUNY Press | October 5, 2006 | 232 pages
Interrogates the normative heterosexual family from feminist, Jewish, and queer perspectives.  More Info

Conversations With Remarkable Native Americans

SUNY Press | March 1, 2012 | 143 pages
Entertaining and enlightening interviews with some of today's most important Native Americans.  More Info

Thinking With Irigaray

Suny Press | November 1, 2011 | 296 pages
An interdisciplinary and contemporary response to Irigaray's work.  More Info

Maurice Kenny

SUNY Press | November 1, 2011 | 312 pages
Explores the work of Maurice Kenny, a pivotal figure in American Indian literature from the 1950s to the present.  More Info

Motherhood Misconceived

SUNY Press | October 8, 2009 | 265 pages
As celebrities sporting "baby bumps," politicians, Olympic athletes, and talk show guests, mothers are ubiquitous throughout U.S. media and popular culture. Like lightning rods, these high-profile mothers attract accolades and judgments associated with ideals of female sexuality, gender roles, and... More Info

Faithful to the Task at Hand

SUNY Press | June 1, 2012 | 480 pages
The story of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a pioneering African American figure in sports and education  More Info

Critical Urban Studies

Suny Press | July 2, 2011 | 220 pages
Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field  More Info