Radical Future Pasts
Untimely Political Theory
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky
Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional "state of the discipline" collections, this volume does not summarize the history of political theory. Rather than accept traditional ideas about the political past, the contributors reinterpret canonical and current texts to demonstrate fresh interpretations and narratives.
Led by editors Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt, and George Shulman, and inspired by the work of Peter Euben, the contributors both explore and exemplify the range and importance of political theory's different genres while concentrating on such themes as time and temporality, the politics of tragedy, and political movements and subjectivities. A groundbreaking volume featuring the best new scholarship in the field, this provocative book will be useful to scholars and students interested in political theory and its relationship to political practice.
Radical Future Pasts: An Anti-Introduction
Untimeliness and Punctuality: Critical Theory in Dark Times
When the corn was ripe...: Thucydides, Athens, Pericles, and the "Everlasting Possession"
Black Noise in White Time: Segregated Temporality and Mass Incarceration
The Moment has Passed: Power After Arendt
The Virtual Patriot Syndrome: Tea Partyers and Others
Populism and the Rebellious Cultures of Democracy
Distinguishing Racial Presence From Racial Justice: The Political Consequences of Thinking Aesthetically
Race and the Democratic Aesthetic: Jefferson, Whitman, and Holiday on the Hopeful and the Horrific
In Praise of Disorder: The Untidy Terrain of Islamist Political Thought
The Politics of Literature
Circulating Authority: Plato, Politics, Political Theor
Staging Reception: Aristophanes in Absolutist France
Holding Up Mirrors in (and to) Political Theory
Antigone's Laments, Creon's Grief: Mourning, Membership, and the Politics of ExceptionMourning, Membership, and the Politics of ExceptionMourning, Membership, and the Politics of Exception
Pathologies of Freedom in Melville's America
Tragic Vision and Credible Democratic Hopes: Practical Means for an Ecological Future
Steps Toward an Ecology of Capitalism
" Radical Future Pasts engages a tremendous range of topics, bringing together the work of some of the best contemporary political theorists around. By examining issues of temporality, narrative, and circulation, this book highlights both the driving ideals and the quotidian realities of politics. It will be of great interest not only to American political philosophers but those from (and concerned with) the rest of the world." -- Kennan Ferguson, author of All in the Family: On Community and Incommensurability
"An exciting collection that is bound to make an important impact on the field. Radical Future Pasts has a tremendous amount to offer readers as a set of interrelated reflections on varied aesthetic, temporal, affective and cultural coordinates for practices of political theory." -- Paul Apostolidis, Whitman College, author of Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America about Democracy
"The edited volume Radical Future Pasts is an intellectually challenging and stimulating book.
It provides the reader with an overview of significant debates within US discourses in political theory from a mainstream left perspective.
The volume is a splendid introduction to contemporary and long lasting issues in political theory, particularly in the United States. The editors have done a splendid job in compiling a wide range of highly stimulating contributions to a unique volume." -- SCTIW Review