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Exhibition Review: Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013, Tate Liverpool, 8 November 2013–2 February 2014
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Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013 is a thematic exhibition curated by Eleanor Clayton and Francesco Manacorda of Tate Liverpool in collaboration with Lynn Wray, whose doctoral research provides the rationale for the curatorial project and the bulk of the research on which it depends. At every opportunity the curators have pointed out that this is ‘the first exhibition’ to examine the intersection of art and left-wing politics […]


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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 ** correction: please note the sentence, 'In conclusion, what is lacking in Achar’s otherwise interesting critical comments, is an assessment of the decisive evolution of the ideas of Marx and Engels', on p.64 should read: 'what is lacking in Said's otherwise interesting critical comments...'.
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Peter Hallward and Knox Peden, eds, Concept and Form, Volume 1: Key Texts from the ‘Cahiers pour l’analyse’ Peter Hallward and Knox Peden, eds, Concept and Form Volume 2: Interviews and Essays on the ‘Cahiers pour l’analyse’ Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life Peter Sloterdijk, The Art of Philosophy Finn Brunton, Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey, Evil Media Pete Jordan, In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist T.J. Clark, Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica Gert Biesta, Julie Allan and Richard Edwards, eds, Making a Difference in Theory: The Theory Question in Education and the Education Question in Theory Uncertain Commons, Speculate This!
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Béatrice Hibou, La bureaucratisation du monde à l’ère néolibérale Ben Kafka, The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift, Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left Boris Groys, Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media Eugene Gogol, Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization Tom Eyers, Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France Alison Assiter and Margherita Tonon, eds, Kierkegaard and the Political André Béteille, Democracy and Its Institutions Shereen El Feki, Sex in the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
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Andrew McGettigan, The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education Frederick Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human I, Frederich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human II and Unpublished Fragments Henriette Gunkel, Chrysanthi Nigianni and Fanny Söderbäck, eds, Unditiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice Douglas Murphy, The Architecture of Failure Sally Anne Haslanger, Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique Oxana Timofeeva, History of Animals: An Essay on Negativity, Immanence and Freedom James McFarland, Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-time of History
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Yvonne Sherratt, Hitler’s Philosophers Sally Alexander and Barbara Taylor, eds., History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis, and the Past David Joselit, After Art Christoph Menke, Force: A Fundamental Concept of Aesthetic Anthropology Robert Sinnerbrink, New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images David Webb, Foucault’s Archaeology: Science and Transformation Michel Serres, Biogea & Variations on the Body Laurence Paul Hemming, Heidegger and Marx: A Productive Dialogue over the Language of Humanism Carl Cederström and Peter Fleming, Dead Man Working
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Books Reviewed: Adrian Parr, The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics Alexander R. Galloway, The Interface Effect Andrew Gibson, Intermittency: The Concept of Historical Reason in Recent French Philosophy Giacomo Marramao, The Passage West: Philosophy after the Age of the Nation State Kate Schick, Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice Miguel de Beistegui, Aesthetics after Metaphysics: From Mimesis to Metaphor Lee Braver, Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature Christian Borch, The Politics of Crowds: An Alternative History of Sociology
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Books Reviewed: Massimilliano Tomba, Marx’s Temporalities Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance Edward Baring, The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945–1968 Eyal Weizman, The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell, eds, The Dunayevskaya–Marcuse–Fromm Correspondence Louis Althusser, Cours sur Rousseau McKenzie Wark, The Beach Beneath the Street: The Curious Times and Everyday Life of the Situationist International Richard Gilman-Opalsky, Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy Julie Stephens, Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory and Care Routledge, Security Studies: New Titles and Key Backlist, 2012 After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer, BAK, Utrecht, 20 May-15 July 2012
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Books Reviewed: Tiqqun, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl Bruno Bosteels, Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Religion in Times of Terror Eden Medina, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile Catherine Malabou, The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage Catherine Malabou, Ontology of the Accident: An Essay on Destructive Plasticity Frank Ruda, Hegel's Rabble: An Investigation into Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right' Kari Weil, Thinking Animals: Why Animal Studies Now? Samantha Hum, Humans and Other Animals: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Human-Animal Interactions Albert Atkin, The Philosophy of Race George Yancy, Look, a White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness Ash Amin, Land of Strangers Lisa Siraganian, Modernism's Other Work: The Art Object's Political Life Alex Loftus, Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology
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Books Reviewed:Benoît Peeters, Derrida: A BiographySimon Critchley, The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political TheologyClaudia Aradau and Rens Van Munster, Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the UnknownStuart Price, Worst Case Scenario? Governance, Mediation and the Security RegimeMartin Breaugh, L’Expérience PlébéienneTina Chanter, Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of SlaveryStella Sandford, Plato and SexAlain Badiou, with Nicolas Truong, In Praise of LoveYehoshua Yakhot, The Suppression of Philosophy in the USSR: The 1920s & 1930sJay Lampert, Simultaneity and Delay: A Dialectical Theory of Staggered Time
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Books Reviewed:Malcolm Bull, Anti-NietzscheHasana Sharp, Spinoza and the Politics of RenaturalizationDaniel Loick, Kritik der SouveränitätMick Smith, Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural WorldMark Neocleous and George S. Rigakos, eds, Anti-SecurityKathi Weeks, The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork ImaginariesMatt Ffytche, The Foundation of the Unconscious: Schelling, Freud and the Birth of the Modern PsycheKeston Sutherland, Stupefaction: A Radical Anatomy of PhantomsSteven Connor, A Philosophy of Sport
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Books Reviewed:Walter Benjamin, Early Writings, 1910–1917Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Towards a New ManifestoBernard Stiegler, The Decadence of Industrial DemocraciesMiguel Abensour, Democracy against the State: Marx and the Machiavellian MomentErika Cudworth and Stephen Hobden, Posthuman International Relations: Complexity, Ecologism and Global PoliticsAlison Stone, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal SubjectivityCatherine Malabou, Changing Difference: The Feminine and the Question of PhilosophyNadir Lahiji, ed., The Political Unconscious of Architecture: Re-opening Jameson’s NarrativeGillian Howie, Between Feminism and Materialism: A Question of MethodMartin Woessner, Heidegger in AmericaChris Danta, Literature Suspends Death: Sacrifice and Storytelling in Kierkegaard, Kafka and Blanchot
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Books Reviewed:Patricia Ticineto Clough and Craig Willse, eds, Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and DeathStephen J. Collier, Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, BiopoliticsRoberto Esposito, Immunitas: The Protection and Negation of LifeBen Watson, Adorno for RevolutionariesTosaka Jun, Ideologie, Medien, Alltag: Eine Auswahl ideologiekritischer, kulturund medientheoretischer und geschictsphilosophischer SchriftenJussi Parikka, Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and TechnologyArthur Bradley, Originary Technicity: The Theory of Technology from Marx to DerridaCostas Panayotakis, Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic DemocracyDominic Pettman, Human Error: Species-Being and Media MachinesDonna V. Jones, The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism, and ModernityTimothy Bewes, The Event of Postcolonial ShameClaudio Calia and Antonio Negri, Antonio Negri Illustrated: Interview in Venice
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Books Reviewed:Fredric Jameson, Representing ‘Capital’: A Reading of Volume OneMelissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth, eds, The Affect Theory ReaderMichael Bailey and Des Freedman, eds, The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for ResistanceUniversity for Strategic Optimism, Undressing the Academy, or The Student HandjobDeborah Cook, Adorno on NatureIsabelle Thomas-Fogiel, The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-Reference in Contemporary ThoughtPeter E. Gordon, Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, DavosSean Sayers, Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes
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Books Reviewed:Timothy Bewes and Timothy Hall, eds, Georg Lukács: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence: Aesthetics, Politics, LiteratureMichael J. Thompson, ed.,Georg Lukács Reconsidered: Critical EssaysHans-Jörg Rheinberger,On Historicising Epistemology: An EssayHans-Jörg Rheinberger, An Epistemology of the Concrete: Twentieth-Century Histories of LifeTerry Eagleton, Why Marx Was RightPaul Mattick, Business As Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Failure of CapitalismFrank Furedi, On Tolerance: A Defence of Moral IndependencePeter John et al., Nudge, Nudge, Think, ThinkGilles Saint-Paul, The Tyranny of UtilityMandy Merck and Stella Sandford, eds, Further Adventures of The Dialectic of SexBruno Bosteels, The Actuality of CommunismColin Cremin, Capitalism’s New ClothesGerhard Richter: Panorama
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Books Reviewed:Jacques Rancière, The Politics of LiteratureJudith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor and Cornell West, The Power of Religion in the Public SphereClayton Crockett, Radical Political TheologyNiilo Kauppi,Radicalism in French CultureHeiko Schmid, Wolf-Dietrich Sahr and John Urry, eds., Cities and Fascination: Beyond the Surplus of MeaningAdrian Mackenzie, Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network CultureEncarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Migration, Domestic Work and Affect: A Decolonial Approach on Value and the Feminization of LaborAndrew Kolin, State Power and Democracy: Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush
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Books Reviewed:Djurdja Bartlett, FashionEast: The Spectre That Haunted Socialism Jon Beasley-Murray Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin AmericaRichard Immerman, Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul WolfowitzJacob Rogozinski, The Ego and the Flesh: An Introduction to EgoanalysisPaul Virilio, The Futurism of the Instant: Stop-EjectDave Eggers, ZeitounTurbulence, What Would It Mean to Win?Team Colours, Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United StatesThe Occupation Cookbook, or, the Model of the Occupation of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb
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Books Reviewed:Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics I Benjamin Noys, The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental TheoryPeter Fenves, The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of TimeAndrea Cavalletti, ClasseGail Day, Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art TheoryDavid Toop, Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the ListenerAndrew Finlay, Governing Ethnic Conflict: Consociation, Identity and the Price of PeaceManuel De Landa, Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic ReasonBill Griffiths, Collected Earlier Poems (1966–1980)
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‘Never a fascist’? Maurice Blanchot, Political Writings, 1953–1993, translated with an introduction by Zakir Paul, foreword by Kevin Hart, Fordham University Press, New York, 2010. 200 pp. Howard Caygill It is perhaps appropriate that this collection of political writings by Maurice Blanchot is marked by a troubling absence. Yet it is hard to join the editor and publisher of  this translation in respecting the decision of the editors of the French collections […]


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Hans Radder, ed., The Commodification of Academic Research: Science and the Modern University Eeva Berglund Martha C. Nussbaum, Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities Matthew Charles Susan Hekman, The Material of Knowledge: Feminist Disclosures Alessandra Tanesini Dawne McCance, Derrida on Religion: Thinker of Difference Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe Steven Shakespeare, Derrida and Theology Sas Mays Nick Couldry, Why Voice […]