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Roberto Bolaño’s 2666


by / RP 200 (Nov/Dec 2016) / Article

‘The need for reflection is the deepest melancholy of every great and genuine novel’.     Georg Lukács, Theory of the Novel

Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) was a poet who only began to write novels towards the end of his life in the early 1990s. But by the time of his death, and especially after the publication …


192 reviews

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José Aricó, Marx and Latin America Álvaro García Linera, Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class and Popular Identities in Bolivia John Kraniauskas

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America: The Art of Organizing Hope Jeffery R. Webber

Michael Wayne, Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique Nickolas Lambrianou


Universalizing the ayllu

by / RP 192 (July/Aug 2015) / Review

José Aricó, Marx and Latin America, trans. David Broder, Haymarket, Chicago, 2015. lii + 152 pp., £20.00 pb., 978 16 08 46411 1; Álvaro García Linera, Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class and Popular Identities in Bolivia, selection and introduction by Pablo Stefanoni, trans. Shana Yael Shubs et al., Haymarket, Chicago, 2015. 346 pp., …


Rhetorics of populism

Ernesto Laclau, 1935–2014


by / RP 186 (Jul/Aug 2014) / Article, Obituary

The publication of Ernesto Laclau’s The Rhetorical Foundations of Society, only weeks after his death in April 2014, confirms his status as one of the foremost contemporary political theorists of the Left.* Since the 1980s, his influence has been extraordinary, particularly in the UK and Latin America: rethinking democratic leftist politics during and after the …


184 Reviews

Neil Davidson, How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?
Alain Badiou, Cinema
George Henderson, Value in Marx: The Persistence of Value in a More-Than-Capitalist World
Rosi Braidotti, The Posthuman
David Kilcullen, Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla
Lydia H. Liu, Rebecca E. Karl and Dorothy Ko, eds, The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory
Federico Campagna, The Last Night: Atheism, Anti-work and Adventure
Gyanedra Pandey, A History of Prejudice: Race, Caste, and Difference in India and the United States
Peter K.J. Park, Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830
Gilbert Achcar, Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism


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The cunning of capital explained?

Neil Davidson, How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?, Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2012, xxi + 812 pp., £22.99 pb., 978 1 60846 067 0.


by / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Review

Review | RP184 (Mar/Apr 2014)

In ‘The Notion of Bourgeois Revolution’ (1976) Perry Anderson wrote: ‘Among the concepts traditionally associated with historical materialism, few have been so problematic and contested as that of bourgeois revolution.’ Neil Davidson’s book may be considered a long and exhaustive response to Anderson’s more punctual reflection, in which …


Inside the factory, and out

by / RP 172 (Mar/Apr 2012) / Review

Fredric Jameson, Representing ‘Capital’: A Reading of Volume One, Verso, London and New York, 2011. 158pp., £14.99 hb., 978 1 84467 454 1.

John Kraniauskas

Fredric Jameson’s latest book, published hot on the heels of a monograph on Hegel’s Phenomenology (The Hegel Variations, 2010) and a large collection of essays on the dialectic …


172 Reviews

Books Reviewed:

Fredric Jameson, Representing ‘Capital’: A Reading of Volume One

Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth, eds, The Affect Theory Reader

Michael Bailey and Des Freedman, eds, The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance

University for Strategic Optimism, Undressing the Academy, or The Student Handjob

Deborah Cook, Adorno on Nature

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel, The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-Reference in Contemporary Thought

Peter E. Gordon, Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos

Sean Sayers, Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes


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Noir into history

James Ellroy’s Blood’s a Rover
by / RP 163 (Sep/Oct 2010) / Article

‘… history, the billiondollar speedup’ John Dos Passos, USA, 1938

Blood’s a Rover (2009) is the final volume of James Ellroy’s ‘Underworld USA’ trilogy, which includes American Tabloid (1995) and The Cold Six Thousand (2001).1 It is one of a recent glut of long, serially formatted works of crime–detective fiction, others …


160 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Reviews

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Commonwealth John Kraniauskas

Adrian Parr, Hijacking Sustainability Jon Goodbun

Gary Peters, The Philosophy of Improvisation, Mattin and Anthony Iles, eds, Noise & Capitalism Andrew McGettigan

Daniel Heller-Roazen, The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations Benjamin Noys

Michael Dillon and Julian Reid, The Liberal Way of War: Killing …


Elasticity of demand

Reflections on 'The Wire'
by / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009) / Article


150 Reviews

by , , and / RP 150 (Jul/Aug 2008) / Reviews

Giovanni Arrighi, Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century John Kraniauskas

Andy Hamilton, Aesthetics and Music Paul Hegarty, Noise/Music: A History Andrew McGettigan

Amber Jacobs, On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis and the Law of the Mother Alison Stone

Claudia Aradau, Rethinking Trafficking in Women: Politics Out of Security Guillermina Seri

Christopher Goto-Jones, ed., Re-politicising …


142 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Reviews

Louis Althusser, Philosophy of the Encounter: Later Writings, 1978–1987 John Kraniauskas

Jean-Luc Nancy, Multiple Arts: The Muses II Nigel Mapp

Peter Hallward, Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation Paul Grimstad

Simon Glendinning, The Idea of Continental Philosophy: A Philosophical Chronicle Joanna Hodge

Marquard Smith and Joanne Morra, eds, The Prosthetic Impulse: …


136 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006) / Reviews

Sara Beardsworth, Julia Kristeva: Psychoanalysis and Modernity Tina Chanter and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, eds, Revolt, Affect, Collectivity:The Unstable Boundaries of Kristevaʼs Polis Cecilia Sjöholm, Kristeva and the Political David Macey

Ernesto Laclau, On Populist Reason John Kraniauskas

Matthew Beaumont, Utopia Ltd: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England 1870–1900 Fredric Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future: The …


Critique of pure politics

by / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006) / Review

Ernesto Laclau, On Populist Reason, Verso, London and New York, 2005. xii + 276 pp., £26.00 hb., 1 85984 651 3 hb.

On Populist Reason reveals a fundamental fact about Ernesto Laclauʼs research programme to which many, including the editors of the recently published Laclau: A Critical Reader (Routledge, 2004), remain blind: that populism, …


130 Reviews

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Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire Paolo Virno, A Grammar of the Multitude: For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life John Kraniauskas

Neil Lazarus, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies Janna Thompson, Taking Responsibility for the Past: Reparation and Historical Justice Françoise Vergès

Alessandra …


128 Reviews

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Claudine Frank, ed., The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader David Macey

Judith Norman and Alexander Welchman, eds, The New Schelling Andrew Bowie

Pheng Cheah, Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation John Kraniauskas

Ben Watson, Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation David Cunningham

Judith Butler, Precarious …


124 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 124 (Mar/Apr 2004) / Reviews

Louis Althusser, The Humanist Controversy and Other Writings Martin Halliwell and Andy Mousley, Critical Humanisms: Humanist/Anti-Humanist Dialogue Nina Power

Leonard Lawlor, The Challenge of Bergsonism Michael Vaughan

Mark Neocleous, Imagining the State John Kraniauskas

Stanley Aronowitz and Peter Bratsis, Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered Mark Neocleous

Ben Watson, Shitkicks and Doughballs Ian Patterson

Bertell Ollman, …


122 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 122 (Nov/Dec 2003) / Reviews

Raoul Vaneigem, A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings: On the Sovereignty of Life as Surpassing the Rights of Man Ben Watson

William E. Connolly, Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed William E. Connolly, Identity/Difference: Democratic Negotiations of Political Paradox Monica Mookherjee

Christopher J. Arthur, The New Dialectic and Marxʼs ʻCapitalʼ John Kraniauskas

Barbara Taylor, Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination


117 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 117 (Jan/Feb 2003) / Reviews

Alexander García Düttmann, The Memory of Thought: An Essay on Heideggerand Adorno Simon Jarvis

Nathan Widder, Genealogies of Difference Christian Kerslake

Michel Surya, Georges Bataille: An Intellectual Biography Benjamin Noys

Sherry Weber Nicholsen, The Love of Nature and the End of the World: The Unspoken Dimensions of Environmental Concern Kate Soper

William Rehg and James …