[Marxism] NEW TITLE FROM VERSO: The Actuality of Communism by Bruno Bosteels

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NEW TITLE:

THE ACTUALITY OF COMMUNISM

By BRUNO BOSTEELS


Published: 13th June 2012


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A new salvo in Verso's burgeoning series on communism, after BADIOU, ŽIŽEK and GROYS.

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 ŽIŽEK, 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 ALAVARO GARCIA LINERA.


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Praise for THE IDEA OF COMMUNISM:

““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 ŽIŽEK

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Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University, is the author of BADIOU AND POLITICS, MARX AND FREUD IN LATIN AMERICA, and THE ACTUALITY OF COMMUNISM. He is also the translator of several books by Alain Badiou: THEORY OF THE SUBJECT, CAN POLITICS BE THOUGHT and WHAT IS ANTIPHILOSOPHY? He currently serves as the General Editor of DIACRITICS.
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ISBN: 9781844676958 /$24.95 / £12.99 / $31.00CAN/ 256 pages

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