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Historical Materialism has extended the deadline for proposal submissions to its special issue on the Middle East, conceived broadly to include: the Arab world from the Atlantic to the Gulf, Israel/Palestine, Iran and Turkey. The new deadline for abstracts is the 10th of November 2010.

HM is a Marxist journal, appearing four times a year, based in London. HM asserts that, notwithstanding the variety of its practical and theoretical articulations, Marxism constitutes the most fertile conceptual framework for analysing social phenomena with an eye to their overhaul. In its selection of materials, HM does not favour any one tendency, tradition or variant of Marxism.

In the contemporary period, the Middle East remains a key flashpoint of global politics, rent by occupation, imperialism and the fallout of global economic crisis. In this context the insights of Marxism, in all its variations, could provide a much-needed corrective to the a-historical and elite-focused theorizing that typifies analysis of the Middle East. Aiming to publish such analysis, the HM special issue will unite a range of innovative Marxist work on the Middle East across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, to reflect critically  on the region’s social, political and economic development.

Having received a number of excellent submissions already, contributions are invited on topics such as the following:

• The historical development and contemporary political economy of the Middle East particularly the Gulf and the Arab world outside of Palestine, embracing the development of neo-liberalism, new confluences of capital and capital- state relationships.     

• Questions of regime transition in authoritarian states and the role of workers and contemporary social movements.   

• A comparative analysis of the social and political struggle of women across different countries in the Middle East. 

• Patterns of migrant-worker flows in the Middle East, the role of remittances in national economies, and the potential forms of organizing in these migrant communities in the region.

• Urbanism and the politics of space in the cities of the Middle East.     

• Assessments of developments in Marxist theory or of the work of prominent Marxists within the region

Potential contributors are invited to submit a short abstract (max.  200 words) outlining the key arguments of their prospective paper to Jamie Allinson, Sebastian Budgen and Adam Hanieh at:  by November 10, 2010. Final papers (max. 12,000 words length) will be expected to be submitted by 1 May 2011 and the journal will be published in early 2012.

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Volume 2 Number 2 2010       ISSN 1757-7438


John Preston. Concrete and Abstract Racial Domination

Damien Page. Power and Resistance in Further Education: findings from a study of first-tier managers

Shirley R. Steinberg, with Joe L. Kincheloe. Power, Emancipation, and Complexity: employing critical theory

Alan Cottey. The Shadow of the Bomb: a study of degree-level nuclear physics textbooks

Laurette Bristol. Practising in betwixt Oppression and Subversion: plantation pedagogy as a legacy of plantation economy in Trinidad and Tobago

Katherine R. Evans, Jessica Lester & Amy D. Broemmel. Talking Back to Scripted Curricula: a critical performance ethnography with teachers’ collective narratives

James Avis. Education, Governance and the ‘New’ Professionalism: radical possibilities?

Andrew Lambirth. Class Consciousness, Power, Identity, and the Motivation to Teach


Habermas, Honneth and Education: the significance of Jürgen Habermas’s and Axel Honneth’s critical theories to education (Rauno Huttunen), reviewed by Mark Murphy

Racially Equitable Teaching: beyond the whiteness of professional development for early childhood educators (Mary E. Earick), reviewed by Laurie Carlson Berg

Going Beyond the Theory/Practice Divide in Early Childhood Education: introducing an intra-active pedagogy (Hillevi Lenz Taguchi), reviewed by Barbara McNeil

Reflexive Research and the (Re)Turn of the Baroque (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the University) (Cate Watson), reviewed by Ian Stronach

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Karl Marx


Free course on Marx’s Capital at Middlesex Philosophy Department, 15 October-12 November 2010

Starting on Friday 15 October at 4pm, Meade McCloughan will present an exposition of the main argument of volume 1 of Marx’s Capital, in four parts.

The course will focus on the conceptual structure of the text, with special attention paid to key passages.

– 15th October.  Commodities and money: The mystery of surplus value.

– 22nd October.  Capital and labour: The mystery of surplus value solved.

– 29th October.  The dynamics of capitalist production: Absolute and relative surplus value, formal and real subsumption.

– 12th November.  The accumulation of capital; crises, revolution and communism.

The Penguin Marx Library/Penguin Classics edition (tr. Ben Fowkes) will be used.

This course is free and open to the public. All welcome.

Time: Fridays 4-6pm. Please note the hiatus during the week ending 5 November.

Place: Room M009 (The Green Room), Mansion Building, Middlesex University, Trent Park campus, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ.

Tube: Piccadilly line to Oakwood station, free bus to campus.

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Public Meeting

Launch of updated “1 Million Climate Jobs” pamphlet.

Speakers: John McDonnell MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Chris Baugh (Assistant Gen. Sec PCS) and Jonathan Neale (lead author of the pamphlet).

Over the last year, the “1 Million Climate Jobs” pamphlet has sold thousands of copies in the Trade Union and environmental movement. It received the endorsement of this year’s TUC Congress.

A new, updated and expanded version, responding in more detail to the Con-Dem cuts agenda, is to be launched on Thursday 14th October, 6pm-8pm in Committee Room 10 of the House of Commons.

Organised by Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union group


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Call for Papers

Re-inventing the Lefts in Latin America: Critical Perspectives from Below

Issue Editors: Sara C. Motta and Laiz R. Chen

This edition seeks to bring to light ‘views from the underside’ about the reinvention of politics, power and political economy that is occurring in the region or what is often referred to as the Pink Tide.

The Pink Tide, or shift to the left in governments and politics in Latin America, can be many things, depending on the perspective one takes. The ‘perspective of power’ tends to see politics from the top, with a focus on political elites, the actions and decisions of political leaders, and the changing and making of policy. This perspective sometimes has a fear of the masses. Their creativity and politicization is often framed as irrationality and the governments that they elect such as Chavez in Venezuela and Morales in Bolivia are framed as the Bad Left in contradistinction to the Good Left to be found in the Concertación in Chile and the Workers’ Party Government in Brazil. Conversely, views from the underside are developed from, and in engagement with, the practices, imaginaries, political histories, cultures and projects of the subaltern, understood here as those excluded from the fruits of the liberal project of free markets and liberal democracy. They have a commitment to making visible and legitimate such practices and experiences as a means to develop an ethical critique of dominant forms of capitalist power and domination. This special edition seeks to contribute to this process of strengthening and legitimizing subaltern alternatives from below by opening windows to their diversity, complexity, creativity and vibrancy.

Many of the new forms of popular politics in the region, from the development of new forms of state power in participatory asembleas and decision making forum, to forms of self-government, expand the practice and theory of politics. They involve a politicization of community and social relations, the formation of new democratic subjectivities from the informal sectors, urban shanty town dwellers, landless peasants and unemployed workers and often an experimental and open practice of collective construction in the everyday of their projects of social transformation and political change. These new forms of subaltern politics are often outstripping conceptual and theoretical frameworks premised in representational understandings of political organization and theoretical production. We are faced with political practices that are recognized as leftist but which differ from many of the leftist theoretical traditions. There is therefore often a mismatch between old tools of analysis and the practices of new movements. Hence the desire and need for theoretical, conceptual and methodological reflection based on an engagement with, and participation in, these experiences of subaltern politicization.

Thus, the focus of this edition is to contest the perspective of power by developing analyses from, and in dialogue with, popular politics from below. This doesn’t merely mean micro-analysis but rather the development of  particular theoretical and normative orientations that engage with a multiplicity of spatial scales of analysis: the local ( community, everyday and subjective), the regional, the national and the transnational. We hope that these analyses can contribute to forging epistemological, theoretical and methodological categories and tools to bridge the gap between new movements and the academy. Thus as opposed to framing the Pink Tide as a homogenizing project, this issue aims to present the rich diversity of the many Lefts through their plural, experimental, creative, institutional, political, social, subjective, everyday and affective experiences. The distinct natures of these experiences (i.e. from popular education, autonomous movements, participatory assemblies, social programs, cultural politics, co-operatives, etc.) from different countries in Latin America will provide the diversity and creative energy that we want to capture.

This issue combines the re-thinking of power, political change and social transformation through the analyses of left politics from cultural workers, social movements participants, organic intellectuals, artists, popular educators and community activists – with different ways of seeing and learning to see all the lefts, in their contradictions, tensions but also resonances and connections. Therefore, in this issue, we welcome reflections about the use for example of story and song in constructing a cultural politics of resistance, as well as political economy and social movement research.

In sum, we invite papers that engage from below to produce theoretically rich, empirically embedded and politically enabling analyses that can contribute to the consolidation and development of subaltern left utopias – as an imagining and practice of impossibility made possible, not merely about reforming but radically transforming ‘what is’ – of the 21st Century. 

We recommend contacting the issue editors as soon as possible with a short abstract of proposed articles to avoid duplication.  We cannot guarantee consideration for this issue of manuscripts received after Jan. 31, 2011.  If you cannot meet this deadline but are interested in submitting, please contact the issue editors (contact information below) and the LAP Future Issues Coordinator, Rosalind Bresnahan at

We invite manuscripts including, but not limited to, the following key questions that are the focus of the issue:

-What are the projects, imaginaries and practices of new forms of subaltern politics?

-What is the role of political parties in these processes?

-Is the state a barrier or enabler of new forms of subaltern politics?

-What is the role of pedagogies of dissent and transformation, often based on experiences of popular education, in the formation of such new forms of politics?

-How do we develop conceptual, theoretical and methodological tools to engage meaningfully with such new forms of politics?

-What type of politics of knowledge is being developed and how can we as researchers, committed to developing politically enabling research, learn from and contribute to this?

-What role is there for movement relevant research?

-How are the lefts shaping and being shaped by emerging popular political cultures?

-What are the future prospects for grass-roots political organizing in Latin America when building up relationships at regional and transnational scales?

-What is the nature of the links between the Pink Tide and external politics (beyond Latin America)?


Manuscripts should be no longer than 25 pages (approximately 7,000-7,500 words) of double-spaced 12 point text with 1 inch margins, including notes and references, and paginated.  Please follow the LAP style guide which is available at under the “Submissions” tab.   Please use the “About” tab for the LAP Mission Statement and details about the manuscript review process. 

Manuscripts may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.  If submitting in Spanish or Portuguese, please indicate if you will have difficulty reading correspondence from the LAP office in English. 

All manuscripts should be original work that has not been published in English and that is not being submitted to or considered for publication elsewhere in identical or similar form.

Please feel free to contact the Issue Editor with questions pertaining to the issue but be sure that manuscripts (including separate file with basic biographical information and e-mail and postal addresses) are sent to the LAP office in Word or rtf format by e-mail to: with the subject line – “Your name – MS for Reinventing the Lefts issue”

In addition to electronic submission (e-mail, or CD-R or floppy disk if unable to send by e-mail) if possible submit two print copies including a cover sheet with basic biographical and contact information to:

Managing Editor, Latin American Perspectives¸ P.O. Box 5703, Riverside, California 92517-5703. 

Editor contact information:  Sara Mota  – Laiz Chen –

Re-inventando las Izquierdas en América Latina: Perspectivas críticas desde la base

Editores: Sara C. Motta and Laiz R. Chen

Esta edición busca sacar a la luz “visiones desde la base” sobre la reinvención de la política, el poder y la economía política que está ocurriendo en la región, lo que usualmente es llamado la ola de izquierdización.

La ola de izquierdización en gobiernos y política en América Latina, puede ser varias cosas, dependiendo de la perspectiva con que se mire. La perspectiva del poder tiende a ver la política desde lo alto, centrada en las elites políticas, la acción y las decisiones de los líderes políticos, y en la formulación y cambios de políticas. Esta perspectiva usualmente tiene miedo de las masas. Su creatividad y politización es catalogada como irracional y los gobiernos que ellas eligen como Chávez en Venezuela o Morales en Bolivia son calificados como la “Mala Izquierda” en oposición con la “Buena Izquierda” que puede ser encontrada en la Concertación en Chile y en el gobierno del Partido de los Trabajadores en Brasil. En contraste, visiones desde la base son desarrolladas desde, y en concordancia con las prácticas, imaginarios, historias políticas, culturas y proyectos de los subalternos, entendiendo por estos a aquellos excluidos de los frutos de los proyectos liberales del libre mercado y la democracia liberal. Ellos tienen un compromiso para hacer visibles y legitimar esas prácticas y experiencias como medios para desarrollar una crítica ética de las formas predominantes de poder y dominación capitalistas. Esta edición especial busca contribuir con este proceso de fortalecimiento y legitimación de las alternativas desde abajo, del subalterno, por medio de la apertura de ventanas a su diversidad, complejidad, creatividad y vitalidad.

Muchas de estas nuevas formas de política popular en la región, desde el desarrollo de nuevas formas de poder estatal en asambleas participativas y foros resolutivos, hasta formas de autogobierno, expanden la práctica y la teoría de la política. Estas involucran una politización de la comunidad y sus relaciones sociales, la formación de nuevas subjetividades democráticas desde el sector informal, habitantes de las villas miseria, campesinos sin tierra y trabajadores desempleados, y con frecuencia prácticas abiertas y experimentales de construcción colectiva en el diario vivir de sus proyectos de transformación social y cambio político. Estas nuevas formas de política subalterna son sobrepasadas con frecuencia por premisas teóricas y conceptuales  basada en la representatividad como forma de organización política y producción teórica. Nos enfrentamos con prácticas políticas que son reconocidas como de izquierda pero las que difieren de muchas de las tradiciones teóricas de izquierda. Hay, por tanto, frecuentemente  una desigualdad entre las antiguas herramientas analíticas y las practicas de los nuevos movimientos. Por tanto, se hace necesario y deseable una reflexión teórica, conceptual y metodológica basada en el involucramiento con, y la participación de, estas experiencias de politización subalternas.

Así, el foco de esta publicación es hacer frente a la perspectiva del poder desarrollando análisis desde, y en dialogo con, políticas populares desde la base. Esperamos que estos análisis puedan contribuir a forjar categorías epistemológicas, teóricas y metodológicas y herramientas que unan la brecha entre nuevos movimientos sociales y la academia. Así como oposición a encuadrar la ola de izquierdización como un proyecto homogéneo, este volumen espera presentar la riqueza diversa de muchas izquierdas por medio de sus experiencias plurales, experimentales, creativas, institucionales, políticas, sociales, subjetivas, cotidianas y afectivas. La distintiva naturaleza de estas experiencias (por ejemplo, desde la educación popular, movimientos autónomos, asambleas participativas, programas sociales, políticas culturales, cooperativas, etc.) de diferentes países en América Latina proveerá de la energía creativa y diversa que deseamos capturar.

Este volumen combina el repensar del poder, del cambio político y de la transformaciones sociales a través del análisis de políticas de izquierda  de trabajadores culturales, movimientos sociales participativos, intelectuales orgánicos, artistas, educadores populares y activistas comunitarios, con diferentes formas de ver y aprender a ver todas las izquierdas, en sus contradicciones, tensiones, pero también en resonancia y conexión. Por tanto,  en este volumen, damos la bienvenida a reflexiones sobre, por ejemplo, el uso del relato y la canción en la construcción de políticas culturales de resistencia, como también a la economía política y al estudio de los movimientos sociales.

En resumen, invitamos a enviar artículos elaborados desde  la base para producir  análisis teóricos ricos, empíricamente vinculantes y políticamente útiles que puedan contribuir con la consolidación y desarrollo de las utopías de izquierda subalternas del siglo 21.

Las preguntas de esta edición están centradas en:

–          ¿Cuáles son los proyectos, imaginarios y prácticas de esta nueva forma de política subalterna?

–          ¿Cuál es el rol de los partidos políticos en este proceso?

–          ¿Es el Estado una barrera o un facilitador de nuevas formas de política subalterna?

–          ¿Cuál es el rol de las pedagogías del disenso y de la transformación, frecuentemente basadas en las experiencias de la educación popular, en la formación de estas nuevas formas políticas?

–          ¿Cómo desarrollamos herramientas conceptuales, teóricas y metodológicas para vincularse significativamente con estas nuevas formas políticas?

–          ¿Qué tipos de política del conocimiento está siendo desarrollada y cómo podemos, como investigadores, comprometernos a desarrollar políticamente un estudio facilitador , aprender y contribuir a esto?

–          ¿Cuáles son las izquierdas  formadas y que están siendo formadas por la emergencia de culturas políticas populares?

–          Cual es la posibilidad futura para organizaciones políticas de base en America Latina para que se fortalezcan a escala regional y transnacional?

–          Cuál es la naturaleza de las relaciones entre la ola de izquierdización y la política  de más allá de América Latina?

Re-inventando a Esquerda na América Latina: Perspectivas Críticas de Base

Editores: Sara C. Motta e Laiz R. Chen

Esta edição especial tenciona trazer para o centro do debate perspectivas críticas de base sobre a reinvenção da política, poder e economia política na América Latina – fenômeno já denominado ‘Pink Tide’.

Tal fenômeno, considerado como a ‘esquerdização’ nos governos e na política da América Latina, pode ser interpretado de diversas formas dependendo da perspectiva abordada. A ‘perspectiva do poder’ tende a ver a política a partir do topo, focalizando nas elites políticas, nas ações e decisões dos líderes políticos, nas mudanças e na formação das políticas de governo. Esta perspectiva normalmente teme o fazer popular das massas, cuja criatividade e politização são muitas vezes enquadradas como irracionalidade. Desta forma, governos como o de Chávez na Venezuela, e o de Morales na Bolívia são classificados como a ‘Má Esquerda’, enquanto que a ‘Concertación’ no Chile e o Governo do Partido dos Trabalhadores no Brasil são tidos como ‘Boa Esquerda’. Por outro lado, muitos pontos de vista com foco nos fazeres de base são desenvolvidos a partir do envolvimento com práticas, imaginários, histórias políticas, culturas e projetos dos ‘oprimidos’, ou seja, daqueles excluídos dos frutos do projeto liberal de mercado-livre e da democracia liberal. São estas perspectivas de base que muitas vezes assumem um compromisso de tornar visíveis e legítimas tais práticas e experiências como um meio para se desenvolver eticamente uma crítica das formas dominantes de poder e de dominação capitalista. A presente edição especial visa contribuir para tal processo de reforço e legitimação das alternativas de base, abrindo janelas para a sua diversidade, complexidade, criatividade e dinamismo.

Muitas das novas manifestações de política popular na região (desde o desenvolvimento de novas formas de poder do Estado em ‘assembléias’ participativas e fóruns de decisão, até certas formas de auto-governo) ampliam a prática e a teoria da política. Estes processos implicam numa politização da comunidade e das relações sociais, tal como na formação de novas subjetividades democráticas (dos setores informais, dos trabalhadores e moradores de favelas urbanas, dos trabalhadores rurais sem-terra, e dos desempregados). Além disso, implica também, frequentemente, numa prática diária aberta, experimental e de construção coletiva de seus projetos sociais de transformação e mudança política. Estas novas formas de política de base quase sempre superam referenciais teóricos e conceituais enraizados num entendimento representacional da organização política e da produção teórica. Estamos diante de práticas políticas que são reconhecidas como de esquerda, mas que diferem de muitas das tradições teóricas da mesma. Há, portanto, muitas vezes um desencontro entre antigas ferramentas de análise e as práticas de novos movimentos. Daí o intuito e a necessidade de reflexão teórica, conceitual e metodológica com base em um compromisso com, e participação em, tais experiências de politização de base.

Sendo assim, o objetivo desta edição é o de contestar a perspectiva do poder, através do desenvolvimento de análises que provenham, e que estejam dialogando com, as políticas populares de base. Isto não significa somente uma micro-análise, mas sim o desenvolvimento de certas orientações teoréticas e normativas que dialoguem com uma multiplicidade de escalas espaciais de análise: do local (comunidade, cotidiano e subjetivo), ao regional, nacional e transnacional. Esperamos que essas análises possam contribuir para forjar categorias teóricas, metodológicas e epistemológicas, bem como ferramentas para diminuir a distância entre os novos movimentos e a academia. Desta forma, em oposição à definição de ‘Pink Tide’ como um projeto homogeneizador, esta edição tem como objetivo apresentar a rica diversidade das muitas Esquerdas através das suas experiências plurais, experimentais, criativas, institucionais, políticas, sociais, subjetivas, cotidianas e afetivas. Os diferentes tipos dessas experiências (sejam elas de educação popular, de movimentos autônomos, ‘assembléias’ participativas, programas sociais, política cultural, cooperativas, etc.) de diferentes países na América Latina proverão a diversidade e a energia criativa que esta edição deseja capturar.

Esta edição alia novas formas de repensar o poder, a mudança política, e a transformação social através da análise de políticas de esquerda provindas de trabalhadores culturais, participantes de movimentos sociais, intelectuais orgânicos, artistas, educadores populares, e ativistas de comunidades – com diferentes formas de ver e de aprender a ver todas as Esquerdas, em suas contradições e tensões, mas também em suas ressonâncias e conexões. Portanto, nesta edição, convidamos reflexões sobre a utilização, por exemplo, de história e música na construção de uma política cultural de resistência, assim como reflexões sobre economia política e pesquisas de movimentos sociais.

Em suma, daremos preferência a trabalhos que provenham de engajamentos de base para produzir análises teórica e empiricamente sólidas, e politicamente transformadoras que possam contribuir para a consolidação e o desenvolvimento de utopias de base de esquerda no século XXI. Por ‘utopia’ entende-se o imaginar e o praticar da impossibilidade tornada possível, não somente reformando mas transformando radicalmente o que existe.   

Recomendamos entrar em contato com os editores o mais breve possível para evitar duplicação enviando-lhes uma sinopse do artigo proposto. Não garantimos que sejam considerados os artigos recebidos após 31 de janeiro de 2011. Caso não possa submeter até esta data e ainda tenha interesse em fazê-lo, por favor entre em contato com os editores (pelo e-mail abaixo) e com a Coordenadora de Edições Futuras da LAP, Rosalind Bresnahan através do e-mail

Convidamos artigos que incluam mas que não sejam limitados às seguintes questões que são o foco desta edição:

–        Quais são os projetos, imaginários e práticas de novas formas de política de base?

–        Qual é o papel dos partidos políticos nestes processos?

–        De que maneiras o Estado funciona como uma barreira ou facilitador de novas formas de política de base?

–        Qual é o papel das pedagogias de dissensão e transformação, muitas vezes baseadas em experiências de educação popular, na formação destas novas formas de política?

–        Como é possível o desenvolvimento de ferramentas conceituais, teóricas e metodológicas para se engajar de maneira significativa com essas novas formas de política?

–        Que tipo de ‘política do saber’ está sendo desenvolvida e como podemos, como pesquisadores comprometidos com o desenvolvimento de políticas que permitam a investigação, aprender e contribuir para isso?

–        Que papel desempenham as pesquisas relevantes de movimentos?

–        Como as Esquerdas moldam e são moldadas por culturas políticas populares emergentes?

–        Quais são as perspectivas futuras para a organização de políticas de base na América Latina tendo em vista a construção de relações em escalas regional e transnacional?

–        Qual é a natureza das relações entre o fenômeno ‘Pink Tide’ e a política externa (para além da América Latina)?

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Por favor, sinta-se a vontade para entrar em contato com o Issue Editor acerca de questões relacionadas com a Edição, mas certifique-se que os artigos (incluindo um arquivo separado, com informações biográficas sucintas, e-mail e endereço postal) sejam enviados para o escritório da LAP em formato Word ou rtf por e-mail para: com o título do assunto – “’Seu nome’ – MS for Reinventing the Lefts issue”

Além da sumissão por via electrônica (e-mail ou CD-R ou disquete, se não puder enviar por e-mail), se possível envie duas cópias impressas, incluindo uma carta de apresentação com informações biográficas sucintas e informações de contato para:

Managing Editor, Latin American Perspectives, P.O. Box 5703, Riverside, California, 92517-5703, EUA. 

Contato dos Editores desta edição especial:

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In conversation
Alain Badiou talks about
The Communist Hypothesis

18.30, Thursday 28 October 2010
Arthur & Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre (S-2.18), Strand Building
King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

This event is free – but please let us know by emailing if you’d like to attend.

This event is hosted by the European Studies Programme  
at King’s College London as part of the Arts & Humanities Week and in association with Verso Books.

Alain Badiou, Professor of Philosophy at the International Graduate School, is one of the most celebrated philosophers in the world. Among a vast output, his philosophical reputation rests especially on the two-volume work Being and the Event (1988) and Logics of Worlds (2006). The New Statesman has described him as ‘an heir to Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser’, seeking to continue both Althusser’s anti-humanism and Sartre’s preoccupation with 

A veteran of May 1968 and a Maoist militant during the 1960s and 1970s, Badiou has emerged as one of France’s leading public intellectuals in recent years. His opposition to banning the burqa was followed by The Meaning of Sarkozy (2007). This polemic first advanced what he called the ‘Communist Hypothesis’, which reasserts the idea of an alternative to capitalism based on the universal principle of equality. These ideas are further developed in The Communist Hypothesis, recently published by Verso.


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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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November 08, 2010

The Great Hall at Cooper Union
Slavoj Žižek on Living in the End Times
Žižek reveals the signs of the coming apocalypse

“Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation.” New Yorker

“A great provocateur… Žižek writes with passion and an aphoristic energy that is spellbinding.” Los Angeles Times

“Unafraid of confrontation and with a near limitless grasp of pop symbolism.” The Times

Slavoj Žižek is today’s most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, and literature to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. The author of over 30 books, Slavoj Žižek’s provocative prose has challenged a generation of activists and intellectuals. His latest work is Living in the End Times.

Now Žižek will make a major New York City appearance at Cooper Union on November 8 to discuss the “End Times”—in which he identifies the terminal crisis of global capitalism. As Slavoj’s events always sell out, tickets have to be bought in advance. Everyone attending will get a FREE copy of Living in the End Times, worth $29.95. (Already have one? Then give your new copy to a friend who’s in ideological denial …)

Called the “Elvis of cultural theory” and the “greatest intellectual high since anti-Oedipus” Žižek’s work has appeared in the The New York Times, the New Yorkerand The Guardian, and he has appeared in Astra Taylor’s feature length films, Zizek! and Examined Life. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: (recording) and (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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