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October 21, 2017
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Research Articles in preparation

“Labor, Communicative Interaction and Communicative Power in Media,” revise and resubmit, refereed journal (9,349 words).

“Faith, Reason and the Political Communication Community,” Research article in progress.

“The Politics of Life Itself.” Research article in progress.


“Negative Dialectics in Music: Adorno and Heavy Metal,” European Journal of Cultural Studies, in press.

“On the Politics of Perception in Moving Image Technology,” Philosophy & Social Criticism 39 (6) 2013, pp. 539–557.

“Communicative Power and Ideology in Popular Music,” Journal of Communication Inquiry 37 (2), 2013, pp. 113-27.

Communicative Action and Critical Theory,” in The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences, London: SAGE, 2011, pp. 497-510.

“Social Justice and Communication: Mill, Marx, and Habermas”, Social Justice Research 22 (1), March 2009, pp. 134-155.

“Aesthetic Challenges for Cognition in the Public Sphere,” Public: Art, Culture, Ideas 37, 2008, pp. 24-37.

“Politics Beyond Speech: Communication and the Nonidentical” in Donald Burke, et al. (eds.), Adorno and the Need in Thinking: New Critical Essays, University of Toronto Press, 2007, pp. 218-32.

“Between Deliberation and Deconstruction: the Condition of Post-National Democracy,” in Lasse Thomassen (ed.), The Derrida-Habermas Reader, Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2006.

“Culturalizing the Social: Reflections on the Ethnological Imagination in Sociology,” Thesis Eleven 84, May 2006, pp. 104-114.

“Interpretability and Social Power, or, How Postmodern Advertising Works” Media, Culture & Society 27(5), 2005, pp. 697-718.

“The Critique of Transcendence: Poststructuralism and the Political,” Political Theory 32 (1), February 2004, pp. 121-132.

“Jürgen Habermas,” in Jon Simons (ed.), Contemporary Critical Theorists, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004, pp. 234-251.

“Rhetoric, Violence, and Gender in Machiavelli” (with Cary J. Nederman), in Maria J. Falco (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Niccolo Machiavelli, University Park, PA.: Penn State University Press, 2004, pp. 267-285.

Rethinking the Communicative Turn: Habermas, Adorno and the Problem of Communicative Freedom, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001, x + 245 pp. Series ‘Social and Political Thought,’ series editor, Kenneth Baynes.

“Deliberation and Deconstruction: Two Views on the Space of a Post-National Democracy,” Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique XXXIV: 4, December 2001 décembre, pp. 763-790.

“Contradictions of Post-modern Consumerism and Resistance,” Studies in Political Economy 64, Spring, 2001, pp. 7-32.

Review of Simon Jarvis, Adorno: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, 1998, Thesis Eleven 60, February 2000, pp. 105-109.

“Capitalist Society and its Real Abstractions: The Critique of Reification in Habermas’s Social Theory,” Rethinking Marxism 10(2), Summer 1998, pp. 27-50.

“The Paradigm Shift to Communication and the Eclipse of the Object,” South Atlantic Quarterly, 96(4), Fall 1997, pp. 755-787.

“Figures of a Discontinuous Germany,” South Atlantic Quarterly 96(4), Fall 1997, pp. 651-662.

“The Solidarity Deficit: the Rise of Neo-Liberalism and the Crisis of National Unity,” (with N. Changfoot), International Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue internationale d’études canadiennes 14, Fall/Automne 1996, pp. 137-154.

“On the Logic of the Performative Contradiction: Habermas and the Radical Critique of Reason,” Review of Politics 58(4), Fall 1996, pp. 735-760.

“Overcoming the Barricades: the Crisis at Oka as a Case Study in Political Communication,” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’études canadiennes 30(2), Été 1995 Summer, pp. 74-90.