In recent years Agamben's work has gained prominence for its incisive critique of the Western political tradition. Yet this has often resulted in a selective reading of his broad body of work, rather than one that addresses it as a complex whole. The Agamben Dictionary has brought together leading and emerging scholars from across the world to provide this essential overview of his work.
Alex Murray is a lecturer in twentieth-century literature at the University of Exeter and publishes widely in nineteenth and twentieth century English Literature, as well as critical theory. He is the author of, most recently, Giorgio Agamben (2010) and is a founding editor of Parrhesia: a Journal of Critical Philosophy. Jessica Whyte completed a doctoral thesis on the political thought of Giorgio Agamben in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Monash University. She has published widely on contemporary European philosophy and political theory, and is the co-editor of the Theory and Event Symposium "Form of Life: Giorgio Agamben, Ontology, Politics", 2010.
Introduction: The Lexicographer and the Sovereign, Alex Murray and Jessica Whyte; Entries A-Z; Bibliography; Further Reading; Notes on Contributors.