Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, Columbia University.

Fear of BreakdownMy new book is coming out in May 2019.

Noëlle McAfee uses psychoanalytic theory to explore the subterranean anxieties behind current crises and the ways in which democratic practices can help work through seemingly intractable political conflicts. Fear of Breakdown contends that politics needs something that only psychoanalysis has been able to offer.

In exploring the fear of breakdown that underlies human existence, McAfee creates a genuine intellectual breakthrough—her book is a stunningly original exploration of the political significance of mourning. This is one of the most thrilling books I have read in years.Mari Ruti, Distinguished Professor, University of Toronto

You can preorder it here.

Democracy and the Political Unconscious, Columbia University Press, March 2008.

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Julia Kristeva, Routledge, 2003.

Persian translation with Nashr-e-Markaz, 2006.

Korean translation with Reading Books, 2007.

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Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship, Cornell University Press, 2000.

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Edited Volumes

Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology, with Derek Barker and David McIvor, Kettering Foundation Press, April 2012.

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Standing With the Public: The Humanities and Democratic Practice, edited with James Veninga, Kettering Foundation Press, 1997.

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