In this study of the significance and foregrounding of the concept of difference in contemporary, critical, literary and cultural theory, Antony Easthope examines critically and polemically the various different articulations of difference and the changes between concepts and theories of difference. Easthope offers close textual analyses of the foremost theorists of the contemporary generation including Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, Judith Butler, Terry Eagleton, Slavoj Zizek, Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida.
The late ANTHONY EASTHOPE was Professor of English at Manchester Metropolitan University. His books include Englishness and National Culture and The Unconscious.
The Editor CATHERINE BELSEY chairs the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. Her latest book is Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden: The Construction of Family Values in Early Modern Culture.