Recommended Bibliography

Summer Seminar 2015

The following bibliography is related (in some cases broadly speaking, in others more specifically) to the concept of conflict; it serves only as an introduction to contemporary studies of the topic across several fields of study.

  • W. F. Hegel, Self-Consciousness, in: The Phenomenology of Mind [1807] (different translations): B, IV-B, IV, A.
  • Marx, F. Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party [1848]. In: K. Marx, The Revolutions of 1848: Political Writings, D. Fernbach (ed.), Penguin 1973, vol. 1: 62-98 (or other editions).
  • Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil [1886] (Part 1, 2, 3, 5). Translated by A. Del Caro, The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche (A. D. Schrift, D. Large, eds.), Stanford 2014: 5-63, 80-100.
  • Georg Simmel, The Conflict of Modern Culture [1918]. available online
  • Benjamin, Critique of Violence [1921]. Transl. E. Jephcott. In: Selected Writings, (M. Bullock, M. W. Jennings, eds.), Harvard 1996, Vol. 1: 236-252
  • Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents [1930]. In: The Freud Reader. P. Gay (ed.), Norton 1989: 722-773.
  • Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political [1932]. In: C. Schmitt, The Concept of the Political, transl. By G. Schwab, with a Foreword by T. B. Strong and Notes by L. Strauss. The University of Chicago Press 2007:19-79.
  • P. Sartre, Concrete Relations With Others. In: Being and Nothingness [1943], III:3, i-ii, Gramercy Books: New York 1956: 361-412.
  • Cioran, Odyssey of Rancor. In: History and Utopia [1960]. Translated by R. Howard, University of Chicago 1987: 57-79.
  • Art and Conflict – Website and Publication
  • Sari Nusseibeh, What Is A Palestinian State Worth?
  • Avi Shlaim, Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations
  • Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
  • Nicholas Dirks, The Scandal of Empire. India and the Creation of Imperial Britain (Cambridge, MA., 2006). Pp. 1-35.
    Dirks advances “scandal” as a paradigm of imperial history. Empire for him is a scandal by definition.
  • Gerasimov, Glebov, Mogilner, “The Postimperial Meets the Postcolonial: Russian Historical Experience and the Postcolonial Moment,” Ab Imperio, no.2 (2013): 97-135. Participants may access it through the Project Muse.
  • Jean-Francois Bayart, “Postcolonial studies: A Political Invention of Tradition?,” Ab Imperio, no. 2 (2013): 65-95
    This is an excellent discussion of the conflict between the French tradition of social critique and the postcolonial studies of the 1980s and 1990s. The issue is accessible through Project Muse.