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Étienne Balibar, Citizenship – now out with Polity

Étienne Balibar, Citizenship – now out with Polity. If fundamental political categories were represented as geometric shapes, citizenship would be one of those rotating polyhedrons with reflective surfaces that together create effects of light and shade. With extraordinarily acute discernment, … Continue reading

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Althusser et. al. – Reading Capital: The Complete Edition forthcoming from Verso

It’s only taken fifty years, but Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière’s Reading Capital: The Complete Edition is forthcoming from Verso. Originally published in 1965, Reading Capital is a landmark of French thought and radical theory, which sought to reconstruct Western Marxism … Continue reading

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“A Period of Intense Debate about Marxist Philosophy”: An Interview with Étienne Balibar

Translation of an interview with Étienne Balibar in Viewpoint. This text was first pub­lished in L’Human­ité on March 13, 2015. Jérome Skalski: Fifty years ago Louis Althusser’s For Marx, and, under his direc­tion, Read­ing Cap­i­tal, were pub­lished. What was the con­text of the debate at that … Continue reading

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Louis Althusser et nous – Le magazine littéraire interviews with Balibar, Rancière et. al.

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Lire Capital and Pour Marx,  Le magazine littéraire interviews Balibar, Rancière, Lévy and Milner. It also announces two forthcoming volumes of previously-unpublished material.

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Étienne Balibar: Three words for the dead and the living

The Verso blog has the English translation of Étienne Balibar’s “Three words for the dead and the living“, originally published in Libération.

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The most important academic books to me from 2014

A non-systematic, alphabetically ordered list of the academic books published this year I read and most liked – the photo is of some that were to hand. Louis Althusser, On the Reproduction of Capitalism (Verso) Ben Anderson, Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions (Ashgate) Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: … Continue reading

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Étienne Balibar discusses Foucault’s La société punitive, with a response from Judith Butler

Étienne Balibar discusses Foucault’s La société punitive and his relation to Marx, with a response from Judith Butler. Audio files available here, via Multipliciudades. For his lecture “Foucault and Marx: A Disjunctive Synthesis?”, Étienne Balibar discusses connections and disjunctions between Michel Foucault … Continue reading

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Balibar, Equaliberty and Rancière Now reviewed at NDPR

            Two interesting reviews at NDPR: Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: Political Essays reviewed by Jonathan Joseph; and Oliver Davis (ed.), Rancière Now reviewed by Samuel A. Chambers.

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Books received – Verso (3 of 3)

Some of these I’ve read already due to Verso’s excellent e-book bundling. I wish more publishers would do this.  

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Radical Philosophy 185 out now

Radical Philosophy No 185 is out now. It has obituaries of Stuart Hall, Alberto Toscano’s discussion of Etienne Balibar, Mark Neocleous on monsters and police, a non-nationalist argument for an independent Scotland, and some pieces on Auguste Blanqui by Jacques Rancière, Daniel Bensaïd … Continue reading

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