Jason W. Moore, Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital
J.M. Bernstein, Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury
Kenneth Goldsmith, Capital: New York, Capital of the 20th Century
Boris Groys, In the Flow
Peter Fleming, The Mythology of …
Jason W. Moore, Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital, Verso, London and New York, 2015. 316 pp., £60.00 hb., £19.99 pb., 978 1 78168 901 1 hb., 978 1 78168 902 8 pb.
Jason Moore is a key figure in the World-Ecology Research Network, an international grouping of scholars …
Boris Groys, In the Flow, Verso, London and New York, 2016. 208 pp., £14.99 hb., 978 1 78478 350 1 hb.
In Ecce Homo, Friedrich Nietzsche famously diagnoses European culture as suffering from chronic dyspepsia. Nietzsche will offer no antacids or laxatives for ‘the most constipated bowels and temperaments’. Rather, he presents himself as dynamite. …
Paolo Virno, When the Word Becomes Flesh: Language and Human Nature
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
Quentin Meillassoux, Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction
Paolo Virno, When the Word Becomes Flesh: Language and Human Nature, trans. Giuseppina Mecchia, Semiotext(e), South Pasadena CA, 2015. 264 pp., £12.95 pb., 978 1 58435 094 1.
In Paolo Virno’s previous book, A Grammar of Multitude, grammar – in other words, the philosophy of language – played second fiddle to the multitude – in …
Christine Delphy, Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism after the War on Terror, trans. David Broder, Verso, London and New York, 2015. 192 pp., £14.99 pb., 978 1 78168 880 9.
For those who are already acquainted with Christine Delphy’s work, Separate and Dominate is a long-awaited publication. It does not disappoint. Having …
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 …