Neil Larsen, Mathias Nilges, Josh Robinson and Nicholas Brown, Marxism and the Critique of Value
Dave Beech, Art and Value: Art’s Economic Exceptionalism in Classical, Neoclassical and Marxist Economics
Jasper Bernes and Daniel Spaulding
Devin Fore, Realism after Modernism: The Rehumanization of Art and Literature
Beatriz Preciado, Pornotopia: An Essay …
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Dave Beech, Art and Value: Art’s Economic Exceptionalism in Classical, Neoclassical and Marxist Economics, Brill, Boston MA, 2015. x + 392 pp., £109.00 hb., 978 9 00428 814 0.
Dave Beech’s fundamental claim is that art is not a standard commodity. Art is, rather, ‘exceptional’, in the sense that its production, circulation and consumption follow …
The Challenge of Surrealism: The Correspondence of Theodor W. Adorno and Elisabeth Lenk
Susanne Lettow, ed., Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences
Gabrielle Coleman, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous
Tobias C. van Veen
Simona Forti, New Demons: Rethinking Power and Evil Today
The Challenge of Surrealism: The Correspondence of Theodor W. Adorno and Elisabeth Lenk, ed. and trans. Susan H. Gillespie, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2015. 248 pp., £63.38 hb., £18.16 pb., 978 0 81665 616 5 hb., 978 0 81665 617 2 pb.
At the beginning of a talk on ‘Critical Theory and Surreal Practice’ …
Susanne Lettow, ed., Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences, SUNY Press, Albany NY, 2014. vi + 294 pp., £52.00 hb., £19.95 pb., 978 1 43844 949 4 hb., 978 1 43844 948 7 pb.
This collection contributes to an increasingly important issue in philosophy and the history of ideas, …
McKenzie Wark, Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene
Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, I’m Very Into You: Correspondence 1995–1996
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Cannibal Metaphysics: For a Post-Structural Anthropology
John Fletcher and Nicholas Ray, eds, Seductions and Enigmas: Laplanche, Theory, Culture
Sara Ahmed, Willful Subjects
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Cannibal Metaphysics: For a Post-Structural Anthropology, trans. Peter Skafish, Univocal, Minneapolis, 2014. 229 pp., £20.00 pb., 978 1 93756 121 5.
While the debates and provocations of sixties France in the texts that make up post-structuralism, or, perhaps more accurately, ‘la pensée 68’, continue to influence contemporary philosophy and theory, the …
McKenzie Wark, Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene. Verso, London, 2015. xxii + 280 pp., £16.99 hb., 978 1 78168 827 4.
Geological time is long; the lifespan of critical terms is decidedly shorter. The sedimentary record of buzzwords logs the granulated residue of terms that were snuffed out not by intellectual gradualism but a …
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
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., …
Michael Wayne, Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique, Bloomsbury, London, 2014. 226 pp., £65.00 hb., 978 1 47251 134 8.
This book intends to proffer a Marxist or, more specifically, ‘anti-bourgeois’ reading of Kant’s critical project and the third Critique in particular, and to draw out the political value of the aesthetic as …
Alejandro Arturo Villega, Latin American Philosophy from Identity to Radical ExteriorityPhilip Derbyshire
Banu Bargu, Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human WeaponsLauren Wilcox
Giorgio Agamben and Monica Ferrando, The Unspeakable GirlHoward Eiland
Alexei Gan, ConstructivismOwen Hatherley
Jon Ippolito and Richard Rinehart, Re-collection: Art, New Media and Social MemoryPeter Cornwell
Mayanthi L. Fernando, The Republic Unsettled: …
Alejandro Arturo Villega, Latin American Philosophy from Identity to Radical Exteriority, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianopolis, 2014. 284 pp., £62.00 hb., £22.99 pb., 978 0 25301 248 7 hb., 978 0 25301 257 9 pb.
Alejandro Villega’s new book is a philosophical interpretation of the philosophy emerging from Latin America since the early nineteenth …
Alexei Gan, Constructivism, trans. Christina Lodder, Editorial Tenov, Barcelona, 2014. 178 pp., €25.00 pb., 978 8 49392 312 9.
One of the implications of this belated translation of Alexei Gan’s 1922 manifesto Constructivism is that it has taken around ninety years for the materials for understanding the Soviet avant-garde as a whole to be available …
Colin Mooers, Imperial Subjects: Citizenship in an Age of Crisis and Empire
Jeffery R. Webber
Gabriel Rockhill, Radical History and the Politics of Art
Andrew Stefan Weiner
Pamela M. Lee, Forgetting the Art World
Andrew Feenberg, The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukács and the Frankfurt School
Fred Moseley and Tony Smith, …
Colin Mooers, Imperial Subjects: Citizenship in an Age of Crisis and Empire, Bloomsbury, London, 2014. 152 pp., £14.99 pb., 978 1 44116 493 3.
This is a small book on the inner connections of global capitalism, the imperial system, and the form and content of contemporary liberal citizenship. Through the prism of ‘imperial subjects’ – …
Pamela M. Lee, Forgetting the Art World, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 2012. 248 pp., £27.95 hb., 978 0 26201 773 2.
Contemporary art from its inception has been framed by two mutually constitutive crises: an identity crisis and a legitimacy crisis. The implicit periodization of contemporary art commences roughly in 1970; that is, when Adorno …
Pier Paolo Pasolini, St Paul: A Screenplay
Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge, Brecht, Music and Culture
Walter Benjamin, Radio Benjamin
Barbara Cassin, Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism
Mark Neocleous, War Power, Police Power
Leela Gandhi, The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy
Tristan Garcia Form and Object: A Treatise on Things
Knox Peden Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze
Nadir Lahiji ed. Architecture against the Post-Political: Essays in Reclaiming the Critical Project
Nadir Lahiji ed. The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture
Ole Bjerg, Making Money: The Philosophy …
Tristan Garcia, Form and Object: A Treatise on Things, trans. Mark Allan Ohm and Jon Cogburn, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2014. 488 pp., £85.00 hb., £24.99 pb., 978 0 74868 149 5 hb., 978 0 74868 150 1 pb.
In 2011, the publication of The Speculative Turn drew together discrepant realist and materialist philosophical projects …