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Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents

From the New Economy to the War Economy

A major theorist in the Italian postfordist movement offers a radical new understanding of the current international economic situation.

Foucault’s previously unpublished doctoral dissertation on Kant offers the definitive statement of his relationship to Kant and to the critical tradition of philosophy.

For a New Grammar of Politics

A philosopher and political thinker describes a new political grammar free of modernist assumptions.

The influential Italian thinker offers three essays in the political philosophy of language.

Virilio and Lotringer revisit their prescient book on the invisible war waged by technology against humanity since World War II.

A focused exploration of Baudrillard’s understanding and use of alterity and “otherness,” a crucial theme that appears and reappears throughout his work as a whole.

An early work in which Baudrillard became Baudrillard.

The post-’68 psychoanalyst and philosopher visits a newly democratic Brazil in 1982 and meets future President Luis Ignacia Lula da Silva: a guide to the radical thought and optimism at the root of today’s Brazil.

A scathing view of sex manuals for children and society's hypocrisy of over sex that argues for the rights of children to their own bodies and their own sexuality.

Texts and Interviews 1975–1995

Texts and interviews from the period that saw the publication of Deleuze’s major works.

Baudrillard's remarkably prescient meditation on terrorism throws light on post-9/11 delusional fears and political simulations.

Ranging from reflections on the Enlightenment and revolution to a consideration of the Frankfurt School, this collection offers insight into the topics preoccupying Foucault as he worked on what would be his last body of published work, the three-volume History of Sexuality.

Characterizing it as a "mythic discourse," Jean Baudrillard proceeds, in this brilliant essay, to dismantle the powerful, seductive figure of Michel Foucault.

Perverting Perversions

A report on the administration of deviant desire in specialized clinics that documents the way our postmodern society exposes sexuality to the point of overexposure.

With this book Paul Virilio inaugurated the new science whose object of study is the "dromocratic" revolution.

Writings from Utopie (1967–1978)

Seminal essays written by Baudrillard for a journal devoted to a radical leftist critique of architecture, urbanism, and everyday life.

Notes and journal entries document Guattari and Deleuze's collaboration on their 1972 book Anti-Oedipus.

Manifestos, Interviews, Essays

Cutting-edge theorist Jean Baudrillard on the complicitous dance of art, politics, economics, and media; includes "War Porn," on Abu Ghraib as a new genre of reality TV.

and Other Texts, 1953–1974

A fascinating anthology of texts and interviews written over 20 years by renowned French philosopher Gilles Deleuze.

For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life

Italian political thinker Paolo Virno argues that the category of "multitude" is a far better tool to analyze contemporary issues than the Hobbesian concept of "people."

The "genetic bomb" marks a turn in the history of humanity.

Julia Kristeva extends the definition of revolt beyond politics per se.

A Culture of Two Subjects

A collection of interviews that deal explicitly with the relationship between daughter and mother, the sexuation of language, the symbolic order, and the importance of both history and philosophy for the liberation of the feminine subject.

An Interview with Philippe Petit

Summarizes Virilio's speculations about the impact that accidents will have on the planet now that we operate on one-world time.

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