Spring 2016 Contemporary Political Theory
Political Science, as POSC-480
Formerly listed as: POSC-43 | POSC-80
Course (Login required) Faculty Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01) Description
[PT] A consideration of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Western political theory. Topics to be considered include the fate of modernity, identity and difference, power, representation, freedom, and the state. This year’s readings may include works by the following authors: Freud, Weber, Benjamin, Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Berlin, Butler, Connolly, and Agamben.
This course fulfills the requirement for an advanced seminar in Political Science.
Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Dumm.
If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to seniors, then juniors, then to sophomores and 5-college students. Course times and locations POSC 480 - L/D Section 01 W 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM OCTA 200 Textbooks
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ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
0061627011 Basic Writings Harper Perennial Modern Thought, 2008 Martin Heidegger Amherst Books TBD
9780226025988 The Human Condition, 2nd Edition The University of Chicago Press Hannah Arendt Amherst Books From $10.80-$21.48
0312203411 The Birth of Biopolitics Palgrave Macmillan Michel Foucault Amherst Books TBD
0312203608 Security, Territory, Population Penguin, 2009 Michel Foucault Amherst Books TBD
0674967755 Notes toward a performative theory of assembly Harvard University Press Judith Butler Amherst Books TBD
0804732183 Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life Stanford University Press Giorgio Agambem Amherst Books TBD
0822342723 Capitalism and Christianity, American style Duke University Press William E. Connolly Amherst Books TBD
9781584351153 The Making of the Indebted Man: An Essay on the Neoliberal Condition (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series) Semiotext(e) Maurizio Lazzarato Amherst Books From $9.26-$17.48
1935408534 Undoing the demos : neoliberalism's stealth revolution Zone Books Wendy Brown Amherst Books TBD
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Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Priority will be given to seniors, then juniors, then to sophomores and 5-college students.
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