Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King’s Two Bodies

University of Chicago Press 2020


The American Historical Review, September 2021, Volume 126, Issue 3: 1237–1238. Reviewed by William H. Sewell, Jr.

Social Forces, July 2021, Volume 100, Issue 2: e16. Reviewed by Michael Strand.

Journal of Political Power, 2021, Volume 14, Issue 3: 520-545. Reviewed by Mark Haugaard, Clarissa Hayward, and Jonathan G. Heaney, with a reply by Isaac Ariail Reed.

Law & Society Review, September 2021, Volume 55, Issue 3: 525-527. Reviewed by Jack Jin Gary Lee.

The British Journal of Sociology, July 2021, Volume 72, Issue 4: 1159 – 1161. Reviewed by Jonah Stuart Brundage.


Cultural Sociology, published online November 28, 2021:

Introduction to the Book Review Symposium by Marcus Morgan, Leonidas Tsilipakos

Power and the People by Emily Erikson

The Recurrence of the King’s Second Body? by Leonidas Tsilipakos

Processual Power, Processual Meaning? by Stephen Kemp

How Does Popular Sovereignty Vary? by Monika Krause

Power, Culture, and Materiality in Modernity by Marcus Morgan

Order, Delegation, and Exclusion in the Negative Space of Political Modernity: A Reply to My Critics by Isaac Ariail Reed 

International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, published online March 15, 2021: 

Agency Troubles: a Review of Isaac Reed’s Power in Modernity by Werner Binder

Resisting the Revenge of the Romantic Hegel: a Reply to Werner Binder’s Essay by Isaac Ariail Reed 

Interviews & Blog Posts:

By the Book: Isaac Ariail Reed in Conversation with Samuel Moyn on Power in Modernity

Discussion of Power in Modernity on Give and Take with Scott Kent Jones

Discussion of Power in Modernity on orgtheory.net with Fabio Rojas

Blog post on Power in Modernity at scatterplot

Page 99 Test for Power in Modernity

Discussion of Power in Modernity on Theory and Philosophy with David Guignion