Category Archives: Etienne Balibar

The Brexit Crisis: A Verso Report – free ebook

The Brexit Crisis: A Verso Report – free ebook ‘Let’s Take Back Control’ was the slogan that won the UK’s EU Referendum. But what did those words mean to campaigners and voters? Control of what was being wrested from whom … Continue reading

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Books received – three Marxist classics from Verso: Lefebvre, Althusser et. al. and Goldmann

Books received – three Marxist classics from Verso. Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy, the first complete English translation of Althusser, Balibar, Establet, Macherey and Rancière’s Reading Capital and Lucien Goldmann’s The Hidden God. Metaphilosophy is a book I’ve wanted to get translated into English for … Continue reading

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Reading Capital: The Complete Edition by Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière

Reading Capital: The Complete Edition, by Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière, now published by Verso. A classic work of Marxist analysis, available unabridged for the first time Originally published in 1965, Reading Capital is a landmark of French thought and radical theory, … Continue reading

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Foucault 2/13 – recording and materials for Columbia seminar on Penal Theories and Institutions (1971-1972) with Harcourt, Balibar, Ewald and Spivak

Etienne Balibar and François Ewald discuss Foucault’s second annual lectures at the Collège de France, Penal Theories and Institutions (1971-1972)…  Please also read the introductory posts presenting the lectures along with the posts by Etienne Balibar and François Ewald, and the framing essays by Velasco and Harcourt. Readings for … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures (1970-1984): 13 Years at the Collège, 13 Seminars at Columbia

Michel Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures (1970-1984): 13 Years at the Collège, 13 Seminars at Columbia Seyla Benhabib, Homi Bhabha, Judith Butler, Veena Das, François Ewald, Didier Fassin, James Faubion, Nancy Fraser, Frédéric Gros, Daniele Lorenzini, Nancy Luxon, Achille Mbembe, Paul … Continue reading

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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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