196 Contents

RP 196 (Mar/Apr 2016)


Why I write such excellent songs: David Bowie, 1947–2016

Keith Ansell-Pearson



Peter Osborne

Bildung and strategy: The fate of the ‘beautiful sciences’

Howard Caygill

Genre without genre: Romanticism, the novel and the new

David Cunningham

Romantic bureaucracy: Alexander Kojève’s post-historical wisdom

Boris Groys


Paolo Virno, When the Word Becomes Flesh: Language and Human Nature

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Giorgio Agamben, Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm

Michel Foucault, The Punitive Society: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1972–1973

Michel Foucault, Théories et institutions pénales. Cours au Collège de France

Claudia Aradau

Quentin Meillassoux, Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction

Mark Bould

Christine Delphy, Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism after the War on Terror

Malise Rosbech

Martin Heidegger, Hegel

Hammam Aldouri

Justin E.H. Smith, Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Stephen Howard

Michael Tencer and Andy Wilson, eds, The Assassin: Association of Musical Marxists Reader

Matthew Hyland

Irving Goh, The Reject: Community, Politics and Religion after the Subject

Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha

Stevano Giacchetti Ludovisi, Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis: Beyond Reification

Thomas Klikauer


Benjamin in Ramallah

Lucie Kim-Chi Mercier