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 …
Étienne Balibar, Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness
Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: Political Essays
Jennifer Mensch, Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy
Adrian Johnston, Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume 1: The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy
Simon Morgan Wortham
Nikolas Rose and …
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 …
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 …
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 …
by Victoria Horne / 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 …
by Daniel Nemenyi / 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 …
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 …
Review | RP185
Étienne Balibar, Saeculum. Culture, religion, idéologie, Éditions Galilée, Paris, 2012. 118 pp., €22.00, 978 2 71860 874 7.
The new millennium has not been kind to the partisans of a radical Enlightenment. The sundering of temporal and spiritual authority, the suspicion of piety, the virtues of profanation, not to mention atheism …
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 …
George Henderson, Value in Marx: The Persistence of Value in a More-than-Capitalist World, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis and London, 2013. xxv + 171 pp., £50.50 hb., £17.00 pb., 978 0 81668 095 5 hb., 978 0 81668 096 2 pb.
Henderson’s intention in this book is ‘to explore what can be thought of as …
by John Kraniauskas, Garin V. Dowd, Stewart Martin, Eva Giraud, Mark Neocleous, Dylan Evans, Daniel Whittall, Nardina Kaur, Carrie Giunta and Michael Löwy / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Reviews
by Garin V. Dowd / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Individual Review
Review | RP184 (Mar/Apr 2014)
Alain Badiou, Cinema, Polity, Cambridge, 2013. 320 pp., £55.00 hb., £17.99 pb., 978 0 74565 567 3 hb., 978 0 74565 568 0 pb.
To call a book simply Cinema is to frame its contents as a contribution to the theorization of cinema, and thus, for a certain readership, …
by Dave Beech / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Reviews
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 …
by John Kraniauskas / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Individual Review
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 …