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Recent Book Publications:

Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2010, co-authored with Andrei S. Markovits)

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9157.html 

Endorsements:

"For those of us turning to the sports page of our daily paper first, here is the book we have been waiting for. Gaming the World offers an up-to-date analysis of the capitalist dreamscape of an important leisure industry. Transformed by globalization, exposed to local and national backlash, marked by American and European exceptionalisms, and rife with symbolic politics, Andrei Markovits and Lars Rensmann argue, we are what we play--contaminated cosmopolitans in a global civilization still tethered to our local and national roots. What fun!"--Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University

"This is an exciting book full of stimulating observation and wondrous detail. It illustrates convincingly the central role of sports in our contemporary cultural complex, highlighting their globalizing and cosmopolitan potential but also their national and local reference. The authors bring home their many powerful arguments through a stunning range of evidence."--Modris Eksteins, University of Toronto

"This is a valuable, stimulating, and illuminating book that offers an ambitious, intellectually substantial, analytically sophisticated, and constantly thought-provoking consideration of an important subject. The authors convincingly link their analysis of sports to big questions about the contours, dynamics, and continuing inner tensions of modernity. They also make their subject come alive for the reader. You don't need to be a sports fan to find this book engrossing and enlightening."--Jeff Weintraub, University of Pennsylvania 

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Politics and Resentment: Antisemitism and Counter-Cosmopolitanism in the European Union  (Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, 2011, co-edited with Julius H. Schoeps)

http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=41889

 

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Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012, co-edited with Samir Gandesha) 

http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=17925

Endorsements:

"The book assembles the most distinguished experts on Arendt and Adorno.  The mutual antipathy between the two thinkers, the study reveals a  surprising affinity, especially with regard to the critique and  rethinking of modernity."—Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame

"Hannah  Arendt and T.W. Adorno are rarely discussed in the same breath. This  fine collection draws out points of overlap and causes the reader to  pause and reflect about their similarities and differences on important issues."—Stephen Eric Bronner, Rutgers University

"This cogent, insightful account of two major intellectual figures seeks to  reconstruct their theoretical contexts, to identify their respective  contributions, and to establish their continuing relevance. It offers an   important defense of a difference-sensitive universalism against  particularisms of all kinds, from religious fundamentalism to postmodern   identity fetishism. This volume helps to renew critical theory and  mobilize its resources in order to explain and assess  modernity."—Douglas Moggach, University of Ottawa