[Marxism] NEW TITLES FROM VERSO: The Mapping Series edited by Žižek, Chaturvedi and Balakrishnan

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The Mapping Series

Mapping Ideology

Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial

Mapping the Nation



Verso’s classic MAPPING series, published in association with New Left Review, collects the most important writings on key topics in a changing world and delineates the fundaments and controversies amount the most important scholars in each field.


MAPPING IDEOLOGY is a comprehensive reader covering the most important contemporary writing on the subject. Including ZIZEK’S study of the development of the concept from Marx to the present, assessments of the contributions of LUKÁCS and the Frankfurt School by TERRY EAGLETON, PETER DEWS, and SEYLA BENHABIB, and essays by ADORNO, LACAN and ALTHUSSER, MAPPING IDEOLOGY is an invaluable guide to the most dynamic field in cultural theory.


Inspired by ANTONIO GRAMSCI’S writings on the history of subaltern classes, the authors in MAPPING SUBALTERN STUDIES AND POSTCOLONIAL sought to contest the elite histories of Indian nationalists by adopting the paradigm of ‘history from below’. Later on, the project shifted from its social history origins by drawing upon an eclectic group of thinkers that included EDWARD SAID, ROLAND BARTHES, MICHEL FOUCAULT, and JACQUES DERRIDA. This book provides a comprehensive balance sheet of the project and its developments, including RANAJIT GUHA’S original subaltern studies manifesto, PARTHA CHATTERJEE, DIPESH CHAKRABARTY and GAYATRI SPIVAK.


Opening with powerful statements by LORD ACTON and OTTO BAUER – the classic liberal and socialist positions, respectively – MAPPING THE NATION presents a wealth of thought on this issue: the debate between ERNEST GELLNER and MIROSLAV HROCH; GOPAL BALAKRISHNAN’S critique of BENEDICT ANDERSON’S seminal IMAGINED COMMUNITIES; PARTHA CHATTERJEE on the limitations of the Enlightenment approach to nationhood; and contributions from MICHAEL MANN, ERIC HOBSBAWM, TOM NAIRN, and JURGEN HABERMAS.

SLAVOJ ZIZEK is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. 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. His books include LIVING IN THE END TIMES, THE YEAR OF DREAMING DANGEROUSLY, LESS THAN NOTHING and many more.

GOPAL BALAKRISHNAN is the author of THE ENEMY: AN INTELLECTUAL PORTRAIT OF CARL SCHMIDT, and editor of DEBATING “EMPIRE”. A member of the New Left Review editorial board, he teaches Contemporary Theory at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

VINAYAK CHATURVEDI is a Professor of History at the University of California in Irvine.


Shinkwrapped set - 3 volumes       $65 / £40.00 / $68.50CAN         ISBN: 978 1 78168 001 8

MAPPING THE NATION                $24.99 / £14.99 / $26.50            ISBN: 978 1 84467 650 7

MAPPING IDEOLOGY                   $24.95 / £14.99 / $26.50            ISBN: 978 1 84467 554 8

MAPPING SUBALTERN                $26.95 / £15.99 / $28.50            ISBN: 978 1 84467 637 8

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