Spring 2019 Contemporary Political Theory
Political Science, as POSC-480
Formerly listed as: POSC-43 | POSC-80
Faculty Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01) Description
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.
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. Keywords
Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Writing Intensive
Course times and locations POSC 480 - L/D Section 01 Tu 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM OCTA 200 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780190254087 The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy (The Berkeley Tanner Lectures) Oxford University Press Eric Santner Amherst Books From $29.36-$36.61
9780226025988 The Human Condition, 2nd Edition The University of Chicago Press Arendt, Hannah Amherst Books From $7.54-$66.97
9780312203603 Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France 1977--1978 (Michel Foucault Lectures at the Collège de France, 6) Picador Foucault, Michel Amherst Books From $9.99-$26.99
9780822346333 Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (a John Hope Franklin Center Book) Duke University Press Books Bennett, Jane Amherst Books From $17.43-$35.94
9780822363415 Facing the Planetary: Entangled Humanism and the Politics of Swarming Duke University Press Books Connolly, William E. Amherst Books From $12.85-$29.68
9781584351153 The Making of the Indebted Man: An Essay on the Neoliberal Condition (Volume 13) (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series (13)) Semiotext(e) Lazzarato, Maurizio Amherst Books From $7.77-$18.19
9781844675449 Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence Verso Butler, Judith Amherst Books From $6.50-$84.00
These books are available locally at
Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Priority will be given to seniors, then juniors, then to sophomores and 5-college students.
Spring 2023 Other years: