THE DEFERRAL OF KNOWLEDGE

Critical Theory

Dialectic of Enlightenment // Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer

The Society of the Spectacle // Guy Debord

One-Dimensional Man // Herbert Marcuse

The Revolution of Everyday Life // Raoul Vaneigem

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction // Walter Benjamin

 

Poststructuralism

Discipline and Punish // Michel Foucault

Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Anti-Oedipus / A Thousand Plateaus) // Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

Simulacra and Simulation // Jean Baudrillard

Of Grammatology // Jacques Derrida

Speed and Politics // Paul Virilio

 

Psychoanalysis

Civilisation and Its Discontents // Sigmund Freud

The Seminars of Jacques Lacan // Jacques Lacan

The Sublime Object of Ideology // Slavoj Zizek

 

Feminism

Simians, Cyborgs and Women // Donna Haraway

This Sex Which is Not One // Luce Irigaray

Volatile Bodies // Elizabeth Grosz

Visual and Other Pleasures // Laura Mulvey

Zeros + Ones // Sadie Plant

 

Queer Theory

Gender Trouble // Judith Butler

Sexing the Body // Anne Fausto-Sterling

The Straight Mind // Monique Wittig

Epistemology of the Closet // Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

No Future // Lee Edelman

Cruising Utopia // José Esteban Muñoz

 

Intersectionality

Feminist Theory // bell hooks

Black Feminist Thought // Patricia Hill Collins

Borderlands/La Frontera // Gloria Anzaldúa

 

Postcolonialism

The Wretched of the Earth // Franz Fanon

Can the Subaltern Speak? // Gayatri Spivak

The Location of Culture // Homi Bhabha

Strange Encounters // Sara Ahmed

A Small Place // Jamaica Kincaid

 

Marxism

The Communist Manifesto // Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Reform or Revolution? // Roxa Luxemburg

State and Revolution // Vladimir Lenin

The Prison Notebooks // Antonio Gramsci

On the Reproduction of Capitalism // Louis Althusser

The New Imperialism // David Harvey

 

Anarchism

Mutual Aid // Peter Kropotkin

Anarchism and Other Essays // Emma Goldman

Thus Spake Zarathustra // Friedrich Nietzsche

The Temporary Autonomous Zone // Hakim Bey

On Anarchism // Noam Chomsky

Against Equality // Ryan Conrad

 

Prison Abolition

Discipline and Punish // Michel Foucault

Are Prisons Obsolete? // Angela Davis

Abolition Now! // CR10

Color of Violence // Incite!

Captive Genders // Eric Stanley and Nat Smith

 

Animal Liberation

Earthlings // Shaun Monson

Eternal Treblinka // Charles Patterson

The Sexual Politics of Meat // Carol Adams

Critical Theory and Animal Liberation // John Sanbonmatsu

The Lives of Animals // John Coetzee

 

Environmentalism

Silent Spring // Rachel Carson

The Ecological Rift // John Bellamy Foster

This Changes Everything // Naomi Klein

The Lorax // Dr. Seuss

 

Misc.

Totality and Infinity // Emmanuel Levinas

Spectres of Marx // Jacques Derrida

The Birth of Biopolitics // Michel Foucault

The Ethics of Ambiguity // Simone de Beauvoir

The Myth of Sisyphus // Albert Camus

 

The Western Canon

Brave New World // Aldous Huxley

White Noise // Don DeLillo

The Crying Lot of 49 // Thomas Pynchon

The Handmaid’s Tale // Margaret Atwood

The Dispossessed // Ursula Le Guin

His Dark Materials // Philip Pullman

Bambi // Felix Salten

Nausea // Jean-Paul Sartre

No Exit // Jean-Paul Sartre

Cat’s Cradle // Kurt Vonnegut

Flowers for Algernon // Daniel Keyes

The Caparthians // Janet Frame

VALIS // Philip K. Dick

Almost Transparent Blue // Ryu Murakami

To Kill a Mockingbird // Harper Lee

Watchmen // Alan Moore

 

Weaboo Trash

Neon Genesis Evangelion // Hideaki Anno

Revolutionary Girl Utena // Kunihiko Ikuhara

Serial Experiments Lain // Chiaki J. Konaka

Puella Magi Madoka Magica // Gen Urobuchi

Psycho-Pass // Gen Urobuchi

Saya no Uta // Gen Urobuchi

The Forest // Liar-Soft

Shinsekai Yori // A-1 Pictures

The Sky Crawlers // Mamoru Oshii

Angel’s Egg // Mamoru Oshii

Homunculus // Hideo Yamamoto

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