The Theory of Love

Ideals, Limits, Futures

Authors: Laurie, Timothy, Stark, Hannah

Free Preview
    • Provides a timely opportunity to place political debates about love as a rights-based issue, in the context of wide-ranging feminist and queer arguments for and against marriage equality
    • Engage with texts that imagine loving attachments in experimental or counterintuitive ways.
    • Brings together critical philosophical meditations on love with close readings of topical texts across a range of media

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71555-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71554-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

The Theory of Love: Ideals, Limits, Futures explores stories about love that recuperate a vision of intimate life as a resource for creating bonds beyond heterosexual coupledom. This book offers a variety of ethical frames through which to understand changing definitions of love, intimacy, and interdependency in the context of struggles for marriage equality and the increasing recognition of post-nuclear forms of kinship and care. It commits to these post-nuclear arrangements, while pushing beyond the false choice between a politics of collective action and the celebration of deeply personal and incommunicable pleasures. In exploring the vicissitudes of love across contemporary philosophy, politics, film, new media, and literature, The Theory of Love: Ideals, Limits, Futures develops an original post-sentimental concept of love as a way to explain emergent intimacies and affiliations beyond the binary couple.

This book will appeal to academics and postgraduate students across the humanities and social sciences, as well as being a teachable resource for undergraduate students. It will appeal to a wide range of academics and students in literary and film studies, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies, and critical and cultural studies.

About the authors

Timothy Laurie is a Lecturer in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and the Managing Editor of Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. His core research fields include cultural theory, studies in popular culture, gender and sexuality studies, and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. In collaboration with investigators at the University of Sydney, he is currently working on a three-year research project entitled ‘Australian Boys: Beyond the Boy Problem’ funded by the Australian Research Council.

Hannah Stark is an Associate Professor in English at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Her research interests include feminist and queer theory, philosophies of love, autotheory, the nonhuman turn, cultural engagements with extinction, and the emergence of the Anthropocene as a key conceptual framework. She is the author of Feminist Theory After Deleuze (2016), and the co-editor of Deleuze and the Non/Human (2015) and Deleuze and Guattari in the Anthropocene (2016). She is currently working on a project funded by the Australian Research Council, ‘Beyond Extinction: Reconstructing the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) Archive’.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71555-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71554-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theory of Love
Book Subtitle
Ideals, Limits, Futures
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71555-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71555-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71554-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 87
Topics