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Shapiro, Michael J.

Works: 48 works in 377 publications in 1 language and 14,582 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael J Shapiro
Deforming American political thought : ethnicity, facticity, and genre by Michael J Shapiro( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By affirming the relativity of the American historical imagination, political theorist Michael J. Shapiro offers a polemic against ethnocentric interpretations of American culture and politics. Deforming American Political Thought analyzes issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Shapiro offers a multifaceted argument that transcends the myopic scope of traditional political discourse."--Jacket
Methods and nations : cultural governance and the indigenous subject by Michael J Shapiro( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Methods and Nations" critiques one of the primary deployments of twentieth-century social science: comparative politics whose major focus has been "nation-building" in the "Third World," often attempting to universalize and render self-evident its own practices. International relations theorists, unable to resist the "cognitive imperialism" of a state-centric social science, have allowed themselves to become colonized. Michael Shapiro seeks to bring recognition to forms of political expression-alternative modes of intelligibility for things, people, and spaces-that have existed on the margins of the nationhood practices of states and the complicit nation-sustaining conceits of social science
The Politics of language purism by Björn H Jernudd( )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sovereign lives : power in global politics by Jenny Edkins( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For international relations scholars, discussions of globalization inevitably turn to questions of sovereignty. This text explores these crucial questions about how globalization is impacting on the sovereignty of nations
Reading the postmodern polity : political theory as textual practice by Michael J Shapiro( )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the first demonstration by a political theorist of how textuality is inherent to political practice
The politics of moralizing by Jane Bennett( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection starts by questioning what has become a popular, even pervasive, cultural narrative told by both the left and the right - the story of the West's moral decline, degeneration or confusion. Beyond declaiming the perils of this approach, each essay goes on to experiment with strategies for warding off moralistic tendencies and effects within our own texts and actions. Contributors even explore the dynamics and dilemmas of moralizing by advocates of liberal causes, including patriotism, environmental protection and women's rights. The "Politics of Moralizing" argues that taking the so-called moral high ground gives free license to self-aggrandizement, cruelty, vengeance and punitiveness and a generalized resistance to or abjection of diversity
For moral ambiguity : national culture and the politics of the family by Michael J Shapiro( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the banner of family values, a war of more than words is being waged. At stake is the control of contemporary national culture--and the consciousness of succeeding generations. Michael J. Shapiro enters the fray with this galvanizing book, which exposes the assumptions, misconceptions, and historical inaccuracies that mark the neoconservative campaign to redeem an imagined past and colonize the present and future with a moral and political commitment to the "traditional family."
Violent cartographies : mapping cultures of war by Michael J Shapiro( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using literary and film analyses to elucidate his themes, Michael J. Shapiro explores the significance of war in contemporary society and its connections to the geographical imaginary
Cinematic geopolitics by Michael J Shapiro( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, film has been one of the major genres within which the imaginaries involved in mapping the geopolitical world have been represented and reflected upon. In this book, one of America's foremost theorists of culture and politics treats those aspects of the "geopolitical aesthetic" that must be addressed in light of both the post cold war and post 9/11 world and contemporary film theory and philosophy. Beginning with an account of his experience as a juror at film festival's, Michael J. Shapiro's Cinematic Geopolitics analyzes the ways in which film festival space and both feature and documentary films function as counter-spaces to the contemporary "violent cartography" occasioned by governmental policy, especially the current "war on terror." Influenced by the cinema-philosophy relationship developed by Gilles Deleuze and the politics of aesthetics thinking of Jacques Ranciere, the book's chapters examines a range of films from established classics like the Deer Hunter and the Battle of Algiers to contemporary films such as Dirty Pretty Things and the Fog of War. Shapiro's use of philosophical and theoretical works makes this cutting edge examination of film and politics essential reading for all students and scholars with an interest in film and politics."--Publisher description
Language and politics by Michael J Shapiro( Book )

20 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and political understanding : the politics of discursive practices by Michael J Shapiro( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading "Adam Smith" : desire, history, and value by Michael J Shapiro( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of representation : writing practices in biography, photography, and policy analysis by Michael J Shapiro( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinematic political thought : narrating race, nation, and gender by Michael J Shapiro( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representatives and roll calls; a computer simulation of voting in the Eighty-eighth Congress by Cleo H Cherryholmes( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging boundaries : global flows, territorial identities( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International/intertextual relations : postmodern readings of world politics by James Der Derian( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral spaces : rethinking ethics and world politics by David Campbell( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War crimes, atrocity, and justice by Michael J Shapiro( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do we know about war crimes and justice? What are the discursive practices through which the dominant images of war crimes, atrocity and justice are understood? In this wide ranging text, Michael J. Shapiro contrasts the justice-related imagery of the war crimes trial (for example the solitary, headphone-wearing defendant at the Hague listening with intent to a catalogue of charges) with?literary justice?: representations in literature, film, and biographical testimony, raising questions about atrocities and justice that juridical proceedings exclude. By engaging with the ambiguities exposed by the artistic and experiential genres, reading them alongside policy and archival documentation and critical theoretical discourses, Shapiro?s War Crimes, Atrocity, and Justice challenges traditional notions of?responsibility? in juridical settings. His comparative readings instead encourage a focus on the conditions of possibility for war crimes as they arise from the actions of states, non-state agencies and individuals involved in arms trading, peace keeping, sex trafficking, and law enforcement and adjudication. Theory springs to life as Shapiro draws on examples from legal discourse, literature, media, film, and television, to build a nuanced picture of politics and the problem of justice. It will be of great interest to students of film and media, literature, cultural studies, contemporary philosophy and political science
The time of the city : politics, philosophy and genre by Michael J Shapiro( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a trans-disciplinary work with a focus on genre-city relationships as they articulate the micropolitics of urban life in diverse cities. The chapters deploy concepts from philosophy, political theory, literary studies, cinema studies, poetics and aesthetic theory on diverse cities, among which are Berlin and London
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Deforming American political thought : ethnicity, facticity, and genre
Methods and nations : cultural governance and the indigenous subjectThe Politics of language purismSovereign lives : power in global politicsReading the postmodern polity : political theory as textual practiceThe politics of moralizingFor moral ambiguity : national culture and the politics of the familyViolent cartographies : mapping cultures of warCinematic geopolitics
Alternative Names
Michael J. Shapiro Amerikaans politicoloog

Michael Shapiro US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Politikwissenschaftler

Shapiro, Michael

Shapiro, Michael J. 1940-

Shapiro, Michael Joseph.

Майкл Джозеф Шапиро американский философ, теоретик культуры, политолог


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