Recent works available for purchase online :
Disobedience in Western Political Thought: A Genealogy – The global age is distinguished by disobedience, from the protests in Tiananmen Square to the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the anti-G8 and anti-WTO demonstrations. In this book, Raffaele Laudani offers a systematic review of how disobedience has been conceptualized, supported, and criticized throughout history. Laudani documents the appearance of “disobedience” in the political lexicon from ancient times to the present, and explains the word’s manifestations, showing how its semantic wealth transcended its liberal interpretations in the 1960s and 1970s. Disobedience, Laudani finds, is not merely an alternative to revolution and rebellion, but a different way of conceiving radical politics, one based on withdrawal of consent and defection in relation to the established order.
Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort – During the Second World War, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School-Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer-worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime forerunner of the CIA. This book brings together their most important intelligence reports on Nazi Germany, most of them published here for the first time.
These reports provide a fresh perspective on Hitler’s regime and the Second World War, and a fascinating window on Frankfurt School critical theory. They develop a detailed analysis of Nazism as a social and economic system and the role of anti-Semitism in Nazism, as well as a coherent plan for the reconstruction of postwar Germany as a democratic political system with a socialist economy. These reports played a significant role in the development of postwar Allied policy, including denazification and the preparation of the Nuremberg Trials. They also reveal how wartime intelligence analysis shaped the intellectual agendas of these three important German-Jewish scholars who fled Nazi persecution prior to the war.
The Bastille – Literary magazine of SpokenWord Paris – 100 pages of poetry and short stories by prominent and upcoming writers alike from Paris and around the world. Edited by Suzanne Allen, David Barnes, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey and Kate Noakes with full-page photos by Marie de Lutz. Available November 26th at Shakespeare & Company Bookshop, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris or write email@example.com
Antonio Negri Illustrated: Interview in Venice – Revolutionary, philosopher, best-selling author, political prisoner and one-time exile, Antonio Negri is today considered one of the world’s most influential radicals. Claudio Calia takes us on an intimate visit to Negri’s Venice home as we sit amidst busts of Lenin, communist propaganda, and the ghosts of 1968. A truly insightful book that traces the connections between Negri’s revolutionary experiences and his most recent thinking on “multitudes”. Beautifully illustrated and elegantly narrated, the book is both indispensible to the beginner yet a must-have for readers already familiar with Negri’s works. A truly insightful book that traces the connections between Negri’s revolutionary experiences and his most recent thinking on “multitudes”. Beautifully illustrated and elegantly narrated, the book is both indispensible to the beginner yet a must-have for readers already familiar with Negri’s works.
The Violence of Financial Capitalism – The 2010 English-language edition of Christian Marazzi’s The Violence of Financial Capitalism made a groundbreaking work on the global financial crisis available to an expanded readership. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent events, up to and including the G20 summit in July 2010 and the broad consensus to reduce government spending that emerged from it. This leading figure in the European postfordist movement, argues that the processes of financialization are not simply irregularities between the traditional categories of wages, rent, and profit, but rather a new type of accumulation adapted to the processes of social and cognitive production today. The financial crisis, he contends, is a fundamental component of contemporary accumulation and not a classic lack of economic growth.
Crisis in the Global Economy – Crisis in the Global Economy is the latest and most innovative collective reflection on the state of global capitalism, developed in the mobile “multiversity” of the UniNomade network of international researchers and activists during the months immediately following the first signals of the current financial and economic crisis. It constitutes the first organic and interdisciplinary attempt to analyze a crisis that is not merely financial in nature but implicates globalization and neoliberal capitalism.
Luciano Fabro: Inhabiting Autonomy – Luciano Fabro, an important artist in the “Arte Povera” movement, incarnated, in his own way, the concept of autonomy throughout his career as both artist and teacher. He has managed to maintain both a critical approach and an analytical attitude which has brought him to question the autonomy of the artist, the work of art and their relationship to the city. Through a significant production of theoretical texts, he has defended the idea that the domain of the arts is the space where liberty is a form of committed dilettantism and the oeuvre the result of the position of author.
Toward a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, The Production of Knowledge, and Exodus from the Education Factory – What was once the factory is now the university. We started off with this apparently straightforward affirmation, not in order to assume it but to question it; to open it, radically rethinking it, towards theoretical and political research. The Edu-factory project took off from here….Edu-factory is, above all, a partisan standpoint on the crisis of the university…. The state university is in ruins, the mass university is in ruins, and the university as a privileged place of national culture — just like the concept of national culture itself — is in ruins.