“Dispossession: The Performative in the Political” is an interdisciplinary cultural text published from the conversations between Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou. “Dispossession” brings the reader to key questions within philosophical inquiry including: What does it mean to be human? Which bodies are vulnerable as a result of normalizing regimes? How does precarity shift over time? What does occupation mean in regards to discipline and resistance? Which bodies are allowed to have a place and what does demanding a place do to dislocated bodies? Can non-normative people be recognized by the state without incorporation to propriety politics? How is agency complicated by the inter-related nature of life in the everyday?
Review of Dispossession: The Performative in the Political by Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou (Polity)
Stephanie N Berberick
Joselit, David. After Art. By David Joselit. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012, 136pp. (Hardcover) ISBN 1400845149. US List: $25.00 David Joselit’s slim volume After Art offers multiple intriguing frameworks to analyze art in the present-day globalized art world. After Art backs away from the traditional approach of artist intent and production and looks at […]
Critical Marxism in Mexico: Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez and Bolivar Echeverría. By Stefan Gandler. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2016, 467 pp. (paperback) ISBN 1608466337. US List: $36.00. With this book Stefan Gandler has made important contributions to the study of Marxism and critical social theory in Mexico. Regarding the first contribution, this book expands the theoretical […]
Review of Critical Marxism in Mexico: Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez and Bolivar Echeverría by Stefan Gandler (Haymarket)
Arnold L Farr
Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction. By Ivan Ascher. New York: MIT Press, 2016, 192 pp. (hardcover) ISBN 9781935408741. US List: $25.95. The premise of Karl Marx’s theory of capital is based in the commodity, in the fact that there is a thing that has a use-value. According to Marx’s account, it is […]