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New reviews and an updated list of books for review recently published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

  • Tony Mckenna on David Baronov, The Dialectics of Inquiry
  • Idir Ouahes on Chomsky, Masters of Mankind
  • Tony Lack on Bourdieu’s lectures On the State
  • Nicolina Montessori on Andrew Sayer, Why We Can’t Afford the Rich
  • Mike Haynes on Selwyn, The Global Development Crisis
  • Brian Elliott on Kang, Walter Benjamin and the Media

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Books for Review

Warren Breckmen, Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy (2013)

Tom Eyers, Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France (2013)
Gabriel Tupinambá & Yuan Yao, Hegel, Lacan, Zizek (2013)?
Costas Douzinas, Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe (2013)
Slavoj Žižek, Demanding the Impossible (2013)
Slavoj Žižek (ed), The Idea of Communism, vol.2 (2013)
P.Thompson, S.Žižek (eds), The Privatisation of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia (2013)
S.Žižek & S.Horvat, What Does Europe Want? The Union and its discontents (2013)
Slavoj Žižek, Event (2014)
Alain Badiou, Philosophy and the Event (2013)
Alan Badiou, The Subject of Change (2013)
Alain Badiou, Cinema (2013)
Alain Badiou, Rhapsody for the Theatre (2013)
Alain Badiou, Mathematics of the Transcendental: Onto-Logy and Being-there (2014)
Warren Montag, Althusser and his Contemporaries (2013)
Clayton Crockett, Deleuze beyond Badiou (2013)
Antonio Negri, The Winter Is Over: Writings on Transformation Denied, 1989–1995 (2013)
Fredric Jameson, The Antinomies of Realism (2013)
Etienne Balibar, Identity And Difference: John Locke And The Invention of Consciousness (2013)
Guglielmo Carchedi, Behind the Crisis: Marx’s Dialectic of Value and Knowledge (2012)
Bruno Bosteels, Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis, and Religion in Times of Terror (2012).
Evald Ilyenkov, The Dialectics of the Ideal (2013).
Louis Althusser, The Spectre of Hegel: Early Writings (2014)
Louis Althusser, On the Reproduction of Capitalism: Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (2014)
Adrian Johnston, Adventures in Transcendental Materialism: Dialogue with Contemporary Thinkers (2014)
Fabio Vighi, Critical Theory and Film: Rethinking Ideology Through Film Noir (2014)
F.Vighi, H.Feldner, S.Žižek (eds), States of Crisis and Post-Capitalist Scenarios (2014)
Bruce Fink, Against Understanding: Commentary and Critique in Lacanian Key (2013)
Bruce Fink, Against Understanding: Cases and Commentary in Lacanian Key (2013)
Jacques Lacan, On the Names-of-the-Father (2013)
Jacques Lacan, The Triumph of Religion (2013)
Roland Boer, In the Vale of Tears (2013)
Roland Boer, Lenin, Religion and Theology (2013)
Jan Rehmann, Theories of Ideology (2013)
F.Moseley, M.Holyoke, T.Smith (eds), Marx’s Capital and Hegel’s Logic (2013)
Stavros Tombazos, Time in Marx (2013)

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New reviews – a new list of books for review just published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

·         Peter Stone on Beck, Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoil

·         Derek Wall on Warren Montag, Althusser and His Contemporaries

·         Ben Turner on Stiegler, Uncontrollable Societies of Disaffected Individuals

·         Hans Despain on Bertell Ollman and Kevin Anderson (eds), Karl Marx

·         Kevin Dodson on Tom Rockmore, Before and after 9/11

·         Daniel Herbert on Gavin Rae, Realizing Freedom

·         Sheldon Richmond on Charles Taylor, Dilemmas and Connections



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Dear All 

We’re inviting you to contribute to Reviews in Cultural Theory by offering to review one of the books listed below. We also welcome proposals for longer review essays, focusing on recent or forthcoming (2013-) titles. If you are interested in contributing a review or a review essay to RCT, please write to us at

If you have not visited us lately, we also invite you to our read recent reviews and essays, including Liam Young on Wolfgang Ernst’s Media Archeology, Melissa Haynes on Mel Y. Chen’s Animacies, Alison Shonkwiler on Marie-Hélène Huet’s The Culture of Disaster, as well as Graeme MacDonald’s research note, “The Resources of Culture.” 

Books Available for Review

Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez. Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism: Place, Women, and the Environment in Canada and Mexico. University of British Columbia Press, 2013.

Perry Anderson. The Indian Ideology. Three Essays Collective, 2013.

Emily Apter. Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability. Verso, 2013.

Nadine Attewell. Better Britons: Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire. University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Alain Badiou and Fabien Tarby. Philosophy and the Event. Polity, 2013.

Étienne Balibar. Equaliberty: Political Essays. Duke University Press, 2014.

Maria del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, eds. The Spectralities Reader: Ghosts and Haunting in Contemporary Cultural Theory. Bloomsbury, 2013.

Pierre Bourdieu. On the State: Lectures at the Collège de France 1989-1992. Polity, 2014.

Joram Ten Brink and Joshua Oppenheimer, eds. Killer Images: Documentary Film, Memory, and the Performance of Violence. Wallflower Press, 2013.

Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou. Dispossession: The Performative in the Political. Polity, 2013.

Javier Sanjinés C. Embers of the Past: Essays in Times of Decolonization. Duke University Press, 2013.

Timothy Campbell and Adam Sitze, eds. Biopolitics: A Reader. Duke University Press, 2013. 

Anita Say Chan. Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures and the Myth of Digital Universalism. MIT Press, 2013.

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ed. Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

William E. Connolly. The Fragility of Things: Self-Organizing Processes, Neoliberal Fantasies, and Democratic Activism. Duke University Press, 2013.

Stuart Elden. The Birth of Territory. University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Maximillian C. Forte, ed. Who Is an Indian? Race, Place, and the Politics of Indigeneity in the Americas. University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Nancy Fraser. Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis. Verso, 2013.

Danielle Fuller and DeNel Rehberg Sedo. Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture. Routledge, 2013.

Sigfried Giedion. Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History. University of Minnesota Press, 2013 (orig. 1948).

N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman, eds. Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham, eds. Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress. University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Fredric Jameson. The Antinomies of Realism. Verso, 2013.

Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou. Self and Emotional Life: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience. ColumbiaUniversity Press, 2013.

Stefan Jonsson. Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism. ColumbiaUniversity Press, 2013.

Razmig Keucheyan. Trans. Gregory Elliott. Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today. Verso, 2013.

Thomas King. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Bruno Latour. An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. Harvard University Press, 2013.

Lisa Lee and Hal Foster, eds. Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn. MIT/October, 2013.

A. L. McCready. Yellow Ribbons: The Militarization of National Identity in Canada. Fernwood, 2013.

Meg McLagan and Yates McKee, eds. Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism. Zone Books, 2013.

Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson. Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor. Duke University Press, 2013.

Michael Mikulak. The Politics of the Pantry: Stories, Food, and Social Change. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

Timothy Morton. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Ronald Niezen. Truth and Indignation: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Samantha Pinto. Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic. New York University Press, 2013.

Janet Roitman. Anti-Crisis. Duke University Press, 2013.

Carrie Smith-Prei. Revolting Families: Toxic Intimacy, Private Politics, and Literary Realisms in the German Sixties. University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Squatting Europe Kollective. Squatting in Europe: Radical Spaces, Urban Struggles. Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2013.

Ann Laura Stoler, ed. Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination. Duke University Press, 2013.




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New reviews just published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

·         Simon Choat on Sandel, What Money Can’t Buy

·         David Marjoribanks on Blackledge, Marxism and Ethics

·         Owen Hulatt on Honneth, The I in We

·         Guy Lancaster on Esposito, The Third Person

·         Dan Swain on Hudis, Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

·         John Gregson on Lanning on Lukács

·         Jamie Melrose on Thomas, Karl Marx

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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

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Tom Steele on ‘The Nazis, Capitalism and the Working Class’


Jamie Mackay reviews Hancox’s ‘Utopia and the Valley of Tears’:


Tom Snow on socially engaged art:


David Convery on Maurice Coakley’s ‘Ireland in the World Order’:


Rebecca Close on Eyal Weizman:



Review 31:


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Socialism and Hope

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Rumours of crisis, revolution and war
Alex Callinicos

Interview – Greece: the struggle radicalises

France: anti-capitalist politics in crisis

The politics of the Scottish independence referendum
Neil Davidson

The shock of the new: anti-capitalism and the crisis
Jonny Jones

‘Most humble day’: the Murdoch empire on the defensive
John Newsinger

The growth paradigm: a critique
Gareth Dale

Housing: as it is, and as it might be
David Renton

Pitfalls and radical mutations: Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary life
Leo Zeilig

The late Christopher Hitchens
Richard Seymour


Explaining the crisis or heresy hunting? A response to Joseph Choonara
David McNally

The Morales government: neoliberalism in disguise?
Federico Fuentes

Letter to the editor: Libya
Gilbert Achcar

Book Reviews

Race and class in the US
Nicola Ginsburgh

After the fall
Gabriele Piazza

Materialism vs creationism
Amy Gilligan

Thought for food
Dave Sewell

Another social work is possible
Francesca Byron

How green was my valley?
Tim Evans

Nude, shrewd but sometimes crude
Joseph Choonara

Remembering E P Thompson
Christian Hogsbjerg

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Dear All

We’re writing to announce the publication of several new reviews accessible at We’d also like to invite you to contribute to RCT by offering to review one of the books listed in the latter half of this message.

New Reviews

The Pig Stays in the Picture: Visual/Literary Narratives of Human-Animal Intimacies: Susan McHugh. Animal Stories: Narrating Across Species Lines. University of Minnesota Press, 2011. 280pp.

No Exit? Imagining Radical Refusal: Simon During. Exit Capitalism: Literary Culture, Theory, and Post-Secular Modernity. Routledge, 2010. 280 pp.

Architectural Positions: Pier Vittorio Aureli. The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture. MIT Press, 2011. 251 pp.

Pattern Pre-Recognition: Richard Grusin. Premediation: Affect and Mediality in America after 9/11. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 208 pp.

Reading Age and Disability in Film: Sally Chivers. The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema. University of Toronto Press, 2011. 213 pp.

The Meaning of Christ and the Meaning of Hegel: Slavoj Žižek and John Milbank. The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic? Ed. Creston Davis. MIT Press, 2009. 320 pp.

Affecting Feminist Subjects, Rewriting Feminist Theory: Clare Hemmings. Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory. Duke University Press, 2011. 272 pp.
Books Available for Review

In addition to inviting reviewers for the books listed below, we also welcome proposals for longer review essays, focusing on recently published (2012-) titles. If you are interested in contributing a review or a review essay to RCT, please write to us at

Charles R. Acland. Swift Viewing: The Popular Life of Subliminal Influence. Duke University Press, 2012.

Giorgio Agamben. The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government. Trans. Lorenzo Chiesa and Matteo Mandarini. Stanford UP, 2011.

Alain Badiou. Trans. Gregory Elliott. The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings. Verso, 2012.

Lauren Berlant. Cruel Optimism. Duke University Press, 2011.

Bruno Bosteels. Badiou and Politics. Duke University Press, 2011.

Susan Brown, Jeanne Perreault, Jo-Ann Wallace, and Heather Zwicker, eds. Not Drowning But Waving: Women, Feminism and the Liberal Arts. University of Alberta Press, 2011.

James V. Catano and Daniel A. Novak, eds. Masculinity Lessons: Rethinking Men’s and Women’s Studies. John Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Eric Cazdyn. The Already Dead: The New Time of Politics, Culture, and Illness. Duke University Press, 2012.

May Chazan, Lisa Helps, Anna Stanley, and Sonali Thakkar. Home and Native Land: Unsettling Multiculturalism in Canada. Between the Lines Press, 2011.

Rey Chow. Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture. Duke University Press, 2012.

Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff. Theory from the South: or, How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa. Paradigm, 2012.

William E. Connolly.  A World of Becoming. Duke University Press, 2011.

Grant H. Kester. The One and the Many: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context. Duke University Press, 2011.

Vicky Kirby. Quantum Anthropologies: Life at Large. Duke University Press, 2011.

Tonya K. Davidson,OndinePark, and Rob Shields, eds. Ecologies of Affect: Placing Nostalgia, Desire, and Hope.  Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011.

Kit Dobson and Áine McGlynn, eds. Transnationalism, Activism, Art. University of Toronto Press, 2012.

Boris Groys. Introduction to Antiphilosophy. Verso, 2012.

David Harvey. Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution. Verso, 2012.

Sharon Patricia Holland. The Erotic Life of Racism. Duke University Press, 2012.

Andrew Karvonen. The Politics of Urban Runoff: Nature, Technology and the Sustainable City. MIT Press, 2011.

Garry Neil Kennedy. TheLastArtCollege:Nova ScotiaCollegeof Art and Design, 1968-1978. MIT Press, 2012.

Katie King. Networked Reenactments: Stories Transdisciplinary Knowledges Tell. Duke University Press, 2012.

Michael G. Lacy and Kent A. Ono, eds. Critical Rhetorics of Race.New York University Press, 2011.

Stephanie Li. Signifying Without Specifying: Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama. Rutgers UP, 2011.

A. Ricardo López and Barbara Weinstein, eds. The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History. Duke University Press, 2012.

Lucio Magri. The Tailor of Ulm: Communism in the Twentieth Century. Verso, 2012.

Walter D. Mignolo. The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options. Duke University Press, 2011.

Nicholas Mirzoeff. The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality. Duke University Press, 2011.

Martha Nussbaum. The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age. Harvard UP, 2012.

Elizabeth A. Povinelli. Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism. Duke University Press, 2011.

S.S. Prawer. Karl Marx and World Literature. Verso, 2011.

Jacques Rancière. Staging the People: The Proletarian and His Double. Verso, 2011.

Jacques Rancière. The Intellectual and His People: Staging the People, Volume 2. Verso, 2012.

Sherene Razack, Malinda Smith, and Sunera Thobani,eds.Statesof Race: Critical Race Feminism for the 21st Century. Between the Lines Press, 2011.

Mark Rifkin. The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination. University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Gayle S. Rubin. Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader. Duke University Press, 2011.

Peter Sloterdijk. Bubbles: Spheres Volume I: Microspherology. Trans. Wieland Hoban. Semiotext(e), 2011.

Joe Soss, Richard C. Fording, and Sanford F. Schram. Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race. University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Joan Wallach Scott. The Fantasy of Feminist History. Duke University Press, 2012.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization. Harvard UP, 2012.

Bernard Stiegler. The Re-Enchantment of the World: The Value of the Human Spirit vs Industrial Populism. Trans. Trevor Arthur. Continuum, 2012.

Tiqqun. Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl. Trans. Ariana Reines. Semiotext(e), 2012.

Jini Kim Watson. The NewAsianCity: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form. University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Robyn Wiegman. Object Lessons. Duke University Press, 2012.


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This is a new online progressive review, launched only last week – Review 31 (

With a diverse mix of scholars and journalists it will be reviewing the pick of the latest titles in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular emphasis on politics, history, art and literature. 

Content is free – no subscription is required.

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Douglas Kennedy


Ruth Rikowski reviews Douglas Kennedy’s latest book, The Moment. She has been reading his novels for over five years now and rates this writer very highly indeed.

The Moment is Kennedy’s 10th novel, and, as Ruth argues, he has built a philosophical dimension into it to a greater extent as compared with his previous works.

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Hi there

The people at London Progressive Journal are launching an online literary review. The new site will feature accessible 800-word reviews of new titles (mainly non-fiction, with some fiction). The site will have no overt political orientation or affiliation.

Contributors will be academics or journalists. Whilst we will not be able to pay for contributions, we can promise a degree of exposure (and, of course, free review copies).

If you would be interested in contributing, please drop me a line:

If you happen to know anyone who might be interested, do feel free to forward this email to them.

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Critical Sociology


Critical Sociology‘s book review section will now begin focusing on publishing more comprehensive review essays. Such essays of approximately 5,000 words in length generally examine three to four books of a similar topic through a scholarly lens. For example, we currently have four titles that examine the economic crisis from a critical/left perspective. They are:

1. McNally, David. Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance
2. Lilley, Sasha. Capital and its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult
3. Albo, Greg, Sam Gindin, and Leo Panitch. In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives
4. Calhoun, Craig and Georgi Derluguian. Business as Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown

Alternatively, a review essay may draw on a single book title and discuss its relevance along a broad  framework such as contemporary scholarship, or in light of recent e vents, or its utility in an activist setting, etc.

In addition, Critical Sociology welcomes review essays concerned with contemporary media and cultural productions, including but not limited to fiction, cinema, and independent music. These review essays should meet the same criteria set out for book review essays, discussed above.

If you are interested in writing a book review essay for the journal or proposing a potential review essay of your own, please contact the book review editor, George Sanders, at the following e-mail:

If you are interested in writing a culture review essay (concerned with fiction, cinema, music, photography and the graphic arts, etc.) for the journal or proposing a potential review essay of your own, please contact the media and culture editor, Graham Cassano, at the following e-mail:
Professor David Fasenfest
Dept of Sociology
Wayne State University
Editor, Critical Sociology
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Studies in Critical Social Science

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