Jacques Bidet, Foucault with Marx

513OUC4jIzL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_Jacques Bidet, Foucault with Marx is now out with Zed books. While I confess to being a bit disappointed with this, the book has some good advance praise from Etienne Balibar and Bob Jessop…

‘The ongoing confrontation between Marx and Foucault is a primary theoretical issue implicit in every political struggle today, whether domestic or international.  Bidet’s careful and detailed staging of the intersections of these two quite different bodies of theory is an indispensable exercise.’ Fredric Jameson, author of The Political Unconscious and Marxism and Form  ‘In the growing literature confronting and combining the legacies of Marx and Foucault, Jacques Bidet’s contribution will stand out with exceptional relevance. It is both firmly anchored in the author’s doctrine of the “dual” nature of capitalist domination (capital as property and capital as knowledge) and full of imaginative readings of the texts.’

Etienne Balibar, co-author of Reading Capital

‘In this important work, Jacques Bidet shows with patient and piercing insight why it is necessary to think Foucault with Marx (and Marx with Foucault) in order to make sense of the contemporary world. It will undoubtedly become an essential work for anyone seeking to think through the productive relations between the two thinkers.’ Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work ‘Bidet creatively interrogates Marx’s critique of property and class relations and Foucault’s critique of knowledge-power relations to produce an original synthesis that informs a novel approach to resistance and struggles for counter-hegemony in the present neoliberal conjuncture.’

Robert Jessop, author of The Future of the Capitalist State

Peter_Hammill_The_Future_NowGood cover, though it does remind me of Peter Hammill’s album The Future Now from 1978…

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