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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) / Individual 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., …


Are you now or have you ever been a bourgeois philosopher?

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

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 …


191 Reviews

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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: …


Ariel on the border

by / RP 191 (May/Jun 2015) / Individual Review

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 …


Disappeared

by / RP 191 (May/Jun 2015) / Individual Review

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 …


190 Reviews

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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

Marina Vishmidt

Andrew Feenberg, The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukács and the Frankfurt School

Konstantinos Kavoulakos

Fred Moseley and Tony Smith, …


New forms, old problems

by / RP 190 (Mar/Apr 2015) / Individual Review

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’ – …


Etherized

by / RP 190 (Mar/Apr 2015) / Individual Review

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 …


189 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 189 (Jan/Feb 2015) / Reviews

Pier Paolo Pasolini, St Paul: A Screenplay

Howard Caygill

Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge, Brecht, Music and Culture

Todd Cronan

Walter Benjamin, Radio Benjamin

Sam Dolbear

Barbara Cassin, Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism

Paul Earlie

Mark Neocleous, War Power, Police Power

Philip Derbyshire

Leela Gandhi, The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy

Nardina Kaur

Peter …


188 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 188 (Nov/Dec 2014) / Reviews

Tristan Garcia Form and Object: A Treatise on Things

Nathan Brown

Knox Peden Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze

Harrison Fluss

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

Douglas Murphy

Ole Bjerg, Making Money: The Philosophy …


Speculation at the crossroads

by / RP 188 (Nov/Dec 2014) / Individual Review

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 …


187 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 187 (Sept/Oct 2014) / Reviews

Étienne Balibar, Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness

Iain MacKenzie

Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: Political Essays

Nina Power

Jennifer Mensch, Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy

Steve Howard

Adrian Johnston, Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume 1: The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy

Simon Morgan Wortham

Nikolas Rose and …


Socialism or Balibarism

by and / RP 187 (Sept/Oct 2014) / Individual Review

  It’s me again

Étienne Balibar, Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness, trans. Warren Montag, edited and introduced by Stella Sandford, Verso, London and New York, 2013. xlvi + 158 pp., £51.98 hb., £14.99 pb., 978 1 78168 135 0 hb., 978 1 78168 134 3 pb.

In recent years there …


The pig’s head

by / RP 187 (Sept/Oct 2014) / Individual Review

Adrian Johnston, Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume 1: The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy, Northwestern University Press, Evanston IL, 2013. 257 pp., £26.67 pb., 978 0 81012 912 2.

Prologomena to Any Future Materialism is the first volume in a proposed trilogy. As such it seeks to clear the ground …


BP Spotlight: Sylvia Pankhurst & Women and Work

Tate Britain, 16 September 2013– 6 April 2014
by / RP 186 (Jul/Aug 2014) / Reviews

Dave Beech’s review of Tate Liverpool’s exhibition Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013 (‘A Blockbuster for the Left’, RP 184) assessed the usefulness of the exhibition form for presenting the complex histories of left-wing politics and their intersections within art practice. Two concurrent exhibitions at Tate Britain (16 September 2013–6 April 2014) raised …


Rose-tinted lens

Hannah Arendt, dir. Margarethe von Trotta, Zeitgeist Films, New York, 2012, 113 minutes.
by / RP 186 (Jul/Aug 2014) / Reviews

Standing before a firing squad, in Margarethe von Trotta’s 1986 biopic Rosa Luxemburg, Luxemburg is taken in flashback to an image of herself as a child refusing to go to bed, intent on seeing the petals of a rose unfurl before her. A gun cracks, but no bullets are fired. It is when death is …


186 Reviews

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Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

– Esther Leslie

Warren Montag, Althusser and His Contemporaries: Philosophy’s Perpetual War

– Stefano Pippa   Justin Clemens, Psychoanalysis is an Anti-Philosophy   – Tom Eyers   Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power   – Mark Kelly


A is for apocalypse

by / RP 186 (Jul/Aug 2014) / Individual Review

David J. Blacker, The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame , Zero Books, Winchester and Washington DC, 2013. 319 pp., £15.99 pb., 978 1 78099 578 6.

Amidst the recent flood of lachrymose reports on the neoliberal assault upon education, this book stands out for its unflinching survey of the extent of the …


185 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 185 (May/Jun 2014) / Reviews

Étienne Balibar, Saeculum Culture, religion, idéologie

– Alberto Toscano

David McNally, Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism

– Alexandra Warwick

Lisa Guenther, Solitary Confinement: Social Death and Its Afterlives

– Victoria Browne

Alexander Galloway, Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation

– Jussi Parikka

Andrew Bowie, Adorno …