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Commentary

The Roma in Italy: Racism as Usual?

Claudia aradau…………………………………………………………………………………… 2

Sarkozy’s Law: The Institutionalization of Xenophobia in the New Europe

Dominic thomas ………………………………………………………………………………… 7artiCles

Critique of Violence: The Deposing of the Law Walter Benjamin and the Red Army Faction, Part 2

irving Wohlfarth ……………………………………………………………………………….. 13

Gramsci and the Political : From the State as ‘Metaphysical Event’ to Hegemony as ‘Philosophical Fact’

Peter thomas …………………………………………………………………………………… 27

Progressive Politics in Transnational Space

Bruce robbins ………………………………………………………………………………….. 37revieWs

Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Col ège de France 1978–1979

mark Kelly ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 46

Lin Ma, Heidegger on East–West Dialogue: Anticipating the Event

andrew mcGettigan …………………………………………………………………………. 49

Samuel Weber, Benjamin’s -abilities

matthew Charles ……………………………………………………………………………… 52

Pier Vit orio Aureli, The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture within and against Capitalism

Douglas spencer ……………………………………………………………………………… 54

Mastaneh Shah-Shuja, Zones of Proletarian Development

John michael roberts ………………………………………………………………………. 57

Daniel Hel er-Roazen, The Inner Touch: Archaeology of a Sensation

Gerald moore …………………………………………………………………………………… 59

Leo Bersani and Adam Phil ips, intimacies

Philip Derbyshire ……………………………………………………………………………… 61Film

The Baader Meinhof Complex

esther leslie …………………………………………………………………………………….. 63Contents153

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Editorial collective

Claudia Aradau, David Cunningham,

Howard Feather, Peter Hal ward,

Esther Leslie, Stewart Martin,

Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne,

Stel a Sandford

Contributors claudia aradau

is Lecturer in International Studies at the Open University. She is the author of Rethinking Traf icking in Women: Politics Out of Security (Palgrave 2008) and is currently researching the politics of catastrophe.

Dominic thomas

chairs the departments of French and Francophone Studies and Italian at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Nation-Building, Propaganda and Literature in Francophone Africa (2002) and Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism (2007).

Irving wohlfarth

is assembling an essay col ection on Walter Benjamin entitled No Man’s Land and writing a book on Benjamin’s politics. The third and final part of his article wil appear in RP 154.

Peter thomas

is currently teaching at the University of Amsterdam. His book The Gramscian Moment is forthcoming from Brill Academic Press.

Bruce robbins

is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, New York. His books include, Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (NYU Press, 1999) and Upward Mobility and the Common Good (Princeton University Press, 2007).

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