David Gauntlett

Above (top): Example front sides.
Above (bottom): Example reverse sides.
Below right: Sample Bourdieu card
(front and back).


Theory Trading Cards [retail version]
Published by AltaMira Press, June 2004

This set of 21 Theory Trading Cards, published by AltaMira Press, is based upon the online trading cards which have been so popular at David Gauntlett's website www.theory.org.uk. Being actual cards, these are two-sided and contain more information; and whereas the online cards were only an official set of 12, for the published version, 21 new cards have been created based on a careful selection of top figures in cultural, media and artistic theory.

Buy online: UK & Europe - via Amazon.co.uk / USA & Canada - via AltaMira

As featured in the New York Times (see larger version):

The cards were also featured in German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in August 2005. The set includes the following 21 key figures:

  • Theodor Adorno
  • Louis Althusser
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Ulrich Beck
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Pierre Bourdieu
  • Judith Butler
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Jacques Derrida
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Tracey Emin
  • Michel Foucault
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Anthony Giddens
  • Erving Goffman
  • Germaine Greer
  • Stuart Hall
  • bell hooks
  • J.F. Lyotard
  • Camille Paglia

Buy online: UK & Europe - via Amazon.co.uk / USA & Canada - via AltaMira

The cards can also be bought or ordered from bookstores.
The ISBN is 0-7591-0383-6.

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