Saturday, March 06, 2010

Deleuze, Marx and Politics

Following on from the discussion on Thursday afternoon about Marx and Deleuze:

Deleuze, Marx and Politics by Nicholas Thoburn

"A critical and provocative exploration of the political, conceptual and cultural points of resonance between Deleuze's minor politics and Marx's critique of capitalist dynamics, 'Deleuze, Marx and Politics' is the first book to engage with Deleuze's missing work, The Grandeur of Marx.

Following Deleuze's call for an interpretation that draws new relations and connections, this book explores the core categories of communism and capital in conjunction with a wealth of contemporary and historical political concepts and movements "” from the lumpenproletariat and anarchism to Italian autonomia and Antonio Negri, immaterial labour and the refusal of work. Drawing on literary figures such as Kafka and Beckett, Deleuze, Marx and Politics develops a politics that breaks with the dominant frameworks of post-Marxism and one-dimensional models of resistance towards a concern with the inventions, styles and knowledges that emerge through minority engagement with social flows and networks. This book is also an intervention in contemporary debates about new forms of identity and community, information technology and the intensification of work."

4 comments:

Chal said...

Hi, unrelated comment - I'm trying to blog about the Fortunati but I don't know what I'm supposed to do. Do you have to make me a member or something?

Tom Bunyard said...

You should have been sent an invite weeks ago. Did it not come through? If not, mail me and I'll sort it out

Chal said...

Looked through my inbox and can't find anything. Can you send an invite to cu901ec@gold.ac.uk please? Thanks

Tom Bunyard said...

sent another invite earlier - let me know if it gets lost in cyberspace