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Commentary

Who’s Afraid of Gay Parents?

Sylvie Duverger ………………………………………………………………………………… 2

Many Enemies, Much Honour: The Founding of The Left Party in Germany

albrecht von Lucke ……………………………………………………………………………. 9artiCLeS

The Absolute Artwork Meets the Absolute Commodity

Stewart martin ……………………………………………………………………………….. 15

The Impossibility of Gender in Narratives of China’s Modernity

Harriet evans …………………………………………………………………………………… 27DoSSier documenta 12 magazines

debacle

Introduction

………………………………………………………………………………….. 39

The Sublime Whiff of Criticality

radical Culture research Collective …………………………………………………. 40

Magazines Field, or, the Next Documenta Should be Curated by Magazines

Patricia Canetti with Leandro de Paula …………………………………………….. 43

The Big Lie

Dario Corbeira and irene montero ……………………………………………………. 45reviewS

Jean-Jacques Lecercle, A Marxist Philosophy of Language

Simon Jarvis ………………………………………………………………………………….. 48

Henri Alleg, The Question

David macey ……………………………………………………………………………………. 52

Penelope J. Corfield, Time and the Shape of History

Harry Harootunian …………………………………………………………………………… 56

Sebastian Budgen, Stathis Kouvelakis and Slavoj Žižek, eds, Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth

Liam o’ruairc …………………………………………………………………………………. 60obituarieS

No Single Vision: Richard Rorty, 1931–2007

neil Gascoigne ………………………………………………………………………………… 62

Joseph McCarney, 1941–2007

Chris arthur …………………………………………………………………………………….. 66ContentS146

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Contributors sylvie duverger

is a doctoral student at the University of Paris X, Nanterre.

albrecht von lucke

is a lawyer, political scientist and editor of the monthly journal Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, www.blaetter.de. [archive]

Stewart martin

is Lecturer in Modern European Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory at Middlesex University.

Harriet evans

is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster.

She is the author of The Subject of Gender: Daughters and Mothers in Urban China (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

Radical culture research collective

is a group of activists, artists, researchers and writers from Europe and North America.

Patricia canetti

is a multimedia artist, living and working between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. She created and supervises Canal Contemporâneo, a digital community focused on Brazilian contemporary art.

Leandro de paula

was content editor of the contributions by Canal Contemporâneo to Documenta 12 Magazines.

Dario corbeira and irene montero

are editors of the Spanish journal Brumaria.

Neil gascoigne

is Head of Humanities at Roehampton University. He is the author of Scepticism (Acumen, 2006) and Richard Rorty, Saint and Martyr (Polity, forthcoming).

Chris arthur

is the author of The New Dialectic and Marx’s Capital (Brill, 2002).

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