Category Archives: Karl Marx

My favourite academic books of 2018

My favourite academic books of 2018. As with previous years – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – these are shaped by my interests, books that are sent to me, ones from publishers I review for, etc. etc. I’ve not read all the … Continue reading

Posted in Boundaries, Doreen Massey, Frantz Fanon, Georges Canguilhem, Jacques Derrida, Jeff Malpas, Karl Marx, Louis Althusser, Maja Zehfuss, Michel Foucault, Philip Steinberg, Society and Space, Uncategorized, William Shakespeare | 2 Comments

Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, Jan 2019

Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, January 2019 Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward. Militant Acts presents a broad history … Continue reading

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Books received – Fordham University Press and Steven Seegel, Map Men

A pile of books from Fordham University Press in recompense for review work, and Steven Seegel, Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe, sent by University of Chicago Press. The Fordham books are … Continue reading

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Why Marx’s Capital Still Matters: An Interview with David Harvey in Jacobin

Why Marx’s Capital Still Matters: An Interview with David Harvey in Jacobin

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Verso Radical Thinkers set 16 – Therborn, Bloch, Benner, Heller

Verso Radical Thinkers set 16 – Göran Therborn, From Marxism to Post-Marxism? Ernst Bloch, On Karl Marx Erica Benner, Really Existing Nationalisms Agnes Heller, The Theory of Need in Marx 

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Books received (2) – Lacan, Sartre, Schmitt, Carver, Foucault, Mukerji, Husserl

Books in recompense for review work for Polity and Routledge, including Lacan, Sartre, Schmitt, Carver, Foucault, Mukerji, Husserl. Lacan’s The Triumph of Religion and Transference are fairly recent translations, as is Carl Schmitt’s Ex Captivitate Salus, by Matthew Hannah. Terrell … Continue reading

Posted in Carl Schmitt, Edmund Husserl, Jacques Lacan, Jean-Paul Sartre, Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Viewpoint Magazine forum on The Crisis of Marxism – Althusser, Balibar, Poulantzas, Buci-Glucksmann, etc.

The Crisis of Marxism – Asad Haider and Patrick King in Viewpoint Magazine Crisis Theory | Asad Haider In 1977 Louis Althusser gave a famous speech in Venice on “the crisis of Marxism,” a thesis almost as scandalous as that of an epistemological … Continue reading

Posted in Etienne Balibar, Karl Marx, Louis Althusser, Nicos Poulantzas, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Early Foucault Update 15: Working on Maladie mentale et personnalité and some archival and library work in Paris

Earlier this month I finished working through Maladie mentale et personnalité, which I discussed beginning in the last update, and have drafted a substantial section analyzing the book. I imagine I can only use a fraction of the quotes I … Continue reading

Posted in Canguilhem, Daniel Defert, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georges Canguilhem, Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, Shakespearean Territories, Sigmund Freud, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Navigating Marx in the Age of Trump: An Interview With David Harvey

Navigating Marx in the Age of Trump: An Interview With David Harvey in The Observer This fall marks the 150th anniversary since the publication of Karl Marx’s Capital. In his groundbreaking series, Marx famously defined capital as value in motion, architecting an … Continue reading

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150 Years of Marx’s Capital, with David Harvey, Nancy Holmstrom, Ajay Singh Chaudhary

150 Years of Marx’s Capital, with David Harvey, Nancy Holmstrom, Ajay Singh Chaudhary (via Reading Marx’s Capital)

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