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179 Reviews

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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A differing shade of green

by / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Review

Adrian Parr, The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics, Columbia University Press, New York, 2013. 224 pp., £20.50 hb., 978 0 23115 828 2.

This book is a welcome addition to the spate of recent books on the ecological and resource calamities currently facing the planet. Unlike so many others – one …


The machine is an ethic

by / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Review

Alexander R. Galloway, The Interface Effect, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2012. 170 pp., £45.00 hb., £14.99 pb., 978 0 74566 252 7 hb., 978 0 74566 253 4 pb.

Historical questions of break versus intensification are unavoidable in the so-called information age. Does post-Fordism really replace Fordism in the overdeveloped world, or does it represent a …


178 Reviews

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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Only a poet can save us

by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Review

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance, Semiotext(e), Los Angeles, 2012. 173 pp., £9.95 pb., 978 1 58435 112 2.

This is the fourteenth book to be published in Semiotext(e)’s Intervention series of pocket-sized texts. Launched with the translation of The Invisible Committee’s The Coming Insurrection in 2009, it evidently seeks to revive …


Truly Liberating

by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Review

Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell, eds, The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978: Dialogues on Hegel, Marx and Critical Theory, Lexington Books, Lanham MD and Plymouth, 2012, 269 pp., £49.95 hb., £21.95 pb., 978 0 73916 835 6 hb, 978 0 73916 836 3 pb.

Raya Dunayevskaya died in 1987 aged 77, but her ideas remain alive …


Voyage au bout de l’ennui

by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Review

After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer, BAK, Utrecht, 20 May–15 July 2012; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, 21 September–16 November 2012; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 17 October 2012–7 January 2013.

In a darkened room stand seven podiums, like black treadmills at a standstill. Each faces a digitized photo­graph projected onto a bare wall. The …


177 Reviews

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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She’s just not that into you

by / RP 177 (Jan/Feb 2013) / Review

Tiqqun, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl, trans. Ariana Reines, Semiotext(e), Intervention series 12, Los Angeles, 2012. 144 pp., £9.95 pb., 978 1 58435 108 5.

How best to describe the colonization of the body at this particular juncture of capitalist life? Much recent theorizing has focused on a kind of war of …


Flickers

by / RP 177 (Jan/Feb 2013) / Review

Bruno Bosteels, Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Religion in Times of Terror, Verso, London and New York, 2012. 326 pp., £19.99 pb., 978 1 84467 755 9.

Bruno Bosteels is probably best known to readers of Radical Philosophy as translator of and commentator on the work of Alain Badiou


Transitional programme

by / RP 177 (Jan/Feb 2013) / Review

Eden Medina, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 2011. 312 pp., £22.95 hb., 978 0 26201 649 0.

Salvador Allende was elected as socialist-Marxist president of Chile on 4 November 1970. The USA soon after initiated an ‘invisible’ financial blockade, which would, when combined with a fall in inter­national …


176 Reviews

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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Grande biog

by / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Review

Benoît Peeters, Derrida: A Biography, trans. Andrew Brown, Polity Press, Cambridge and Malden MA, 2012. 603 pp., £25.00 hb., 978 0 74565 615 1.

‘What matter who’s speaking, someone said, what matter who’s speaking?’ Despite post-structuralist philosophies’ association with Beckettian questions such as these, they remain surprisingly bound to what Foucault …


Anno Domini MMXII

by / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Review

Simon Critchley, The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology, Verso, London and New York, 2012. 302 pp., £16.99 hb., 978 1 84467 737 5.

‘A sustained and fascinating reflection on the place of religion in political discourse’ – as per the review by Rev. Giles Fraser over at the …


175 Reviews

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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The future is subhuman

by / RP 175 (Sep/Oct 2012) / Review

Malcolm Bull, Anti-Nietzsche, Verso, London & New York, 2011. 256 pp., £14.99 hb., 978 1 85984 574 5.

This is an intriguing book, and its principal thesis is highly provocative. My reaction to it is an ambivalent one: there are aspects of the book that are to be greatly welcomed, such as its …


174 Reviews

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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Technoreformism

by / RP 174 (Jul/Aug 2012) / Review

Bernard Stiegler, The Decadence of Industrial Democracies, trans. Daniel Ross, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2011. 200 pp., £55.00 hb., £16.99 pb., 978 0 74564 809 5 hb., 978 0 74564 810 1 pb.

Bernard Stiegler’s work addresses the relationship between philosophy, technology and culture. This combination has proved popular, and has been furthered by Stiegler’s …


173 Reviews

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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Deprovincialized Marxism

by / RP 173 (May/Jun 2012) / Review

Tosaka Jun, Ideologie, Medien, Alltag: Eine Auswahl ideologiekritischer, kultur-und medientheoretischer und  geschictsphilosophischer Schriften, ed. Fabian Schaefer, Leipziger Universitatsverlag, Leipzig, 2011. 230 pp., €29.00 pb., 978 3 86583 581 9.

It is a paradox of Western Marxism that it insisted on its own geopolitical specificity – the West – and yet made its particularity …