James R. Martel

James R. Martel is professor of political science at San Francisco State University. A scholar at the intersection of political theory, continental philosophy, anarchism, post-colonial theory, and theories of gender and sexuality, his books include The Misinterpellated Subject (2017); Subverting the Leviathan: Reading Thomas Hobbes as a Radical Democrat (2007); How Not to be Governed: Readings and Interpretations from a Critical Anarchist Left (2011, co-editor); and Love is a Sweet Chain: Desire, Autonomy, and Friendship in Liberal Political Theory. He is also the author of a trilogy of books on Walter Benjamin, notably The One and Only Law: Walter Benjamin and the Second Commandment; Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty; and Textual Conspiracies: Walter Benjamin, Idolatry, and Political Theory.

Books By James R. Martel