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Left hemisphere : mapping critical theory today

Author: Razmig Keucheyan; Gregory Elliott
Publisher: New York : Verso, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the crisis of capitalism unfolds, the need for alternatives is felt ever more intensely. The struggle between radical movements and the forces of reaction will be merciless. A crucial battlefield, where the outcome of the crisis will in part be decided, is that of theory. Over the last twenty-five years, radical intellectuals across the world have produced important and innovative ideas. The endeavour to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Razmig Keucheyan; Gregory Elliott
ISBN: 9781781681022 1781681023
OCLC Number: 813931636
Description: 264 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The defeat of critical thinking (1977-93) --
A brief history of the 'New Left' (1956-77) --
Contemporary critical intellectuals: a typology --
System. Michael Hardt and Toni Negri, or the 'Joy of Being Communist' ; The revival theories of imperialism : Marxism and imperialism, Leo Panitch, Robert Cox, David Harvey ; The nation-state: persistence or transcendence? : Benedict Arnold and Tom Nairn, Jürgen Habermas and Étienne Balibar, Wang Hui, Giorgio Agamben ; Capitalisms old and new : critique of cognitive capitalism, Robert Brenner, Giovanni Arrighi, Elmar Altvater, Luc Boltanski --
Subjects. Equality as event : Jacques Rancière, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek ; Post-femininities : Donna Haraway, Judith Butler, Gayatri Spivak ; Class against class : E.P. Thompson, David Harvey, Erik Olin Wright, Álvaro García Linera ; Conflictual identities : Nancy Fraser, Axel Honneth, Seyla Benhabib, Achille Mbebe, Ernesto Laclau, Fredric Jameson --
Conclusion : worksites.
Other Titles: Hémisphère gauche.
Responsibility: Razmig Keucheyan ; translated by Gregory Elliott.

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