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The Actuality of Communism By Bruno Bosteels

The Actuality of Communism by Bruno Bosteels

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The Actuality of Communism by Bruno Bosteels

One of the rising stars of contemporary critical theory, Bruno Bosteels discusses the new currents of thought generated by figures such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Ranciere and Slavoj iek, who are spearheading the revival of interest in communism. Bosteels examines this resurgence of communist thought through the prism of "speculative leftism"--an incapacity to move beyond lofty abstractions and thoroughly rethink the categories of masses, classes and state. Debating those questions with writers including Roberto Esposito and Alberto Moreiras, Bosteels also provides a vital account of the work of the Bolivian Vice President and thinker Alvaro Garcia Linera. "From the Hardcover edition."

The Actuality of Communism Reviews

"The idea of communism is rising from its grave once again--but what does it effectively amount to? Bosteels confronts this issue with no illusions, in a critical dialogue with today's Leftist thinkers, as well as with radical political practices such those of the Morales government in Bolivia. A beautifully written work which is a must for everyone interested in what's left of the contemporary Left."--Slavoj Zizek" "The Actuality of Communism" is a remarkable achievement. Critically engaging some of the most prominent thinkers in contemporary left political theory, it moves beyond them, resetting the agenda for communism as not only a hypothesis and not only a struggle, but more vitally as the affirmation of the engaged, organized, political movement for emancipation and equality." --Jodi Dean, "Theory & Event" "The book does what interventions must, namely draw a line of demarcation, in this case between communism as a real overdetermined process that must engage with the question of power and recent philosophical attempts to resuscitate the term as a pure, invariant kernel of sheer potentiality that exceeds any constitute power or historical actuality--an actuality which always amounts, in this instance, to the questions of state power and of socialism, as a certain modelling and management of the production of social wealth." --Jason E. Smith, "Radical Philosophy" "From the Hardcover edition."

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GOR006340605
9781781687673
1781687676
The Actuality of Communism by Bruno Bosteels
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Verso Books
2014-11-01
295
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