Thinking with Balibar

9780823288519: Hardback
Release Date: 7th July 2020

Dimensions: 152.4 x 228.6

Number of Pages: 320

Edition: 1st Edition

Series Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

Fordham University Press

Thinking with Balibar

A Lexicon of Conceptual Practice

This volume, the first sustained critical work on the French political philosopher Étienne Balibar, collects essays by sixteen prominent philosophers, psychoanalysts, anthropologists, sociologists, and literary critics who each identify, define, and explore a central concept in Balibar’s thought.
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This volume, the first sustained critical work on the French political philosopher Étienne Balibar, collects essays by sixteen prominent philosophers, psychoanalysts, anthropologists, sociologists, and literary critics who each identify, define, and explore a central concept in Balibar’s thought. The result is a hybrid lexicon-engagement that makes clear the depth and importance of Balibar’s contribution to the most urgent topics in contemporary thought.

The book shows the continuing vitality of materialist thought across the humanities and social sciences and will be fundamental for understanding the philosophical bases of the contemporary left critique of globalization, neo-liberalism, and the articulation of race, racism, and economic exploitation.

Contributors: Emily Apter, Étienne Balbar, J. M. Bernstein, Judith Butler, Monique David-Ménard, Hanan Elsayed, Didier Fassin, Stathis Gourgouris, Bernard E. Harcourt, Jacques Lezra, Patrice Maniglier, Warren Montag, Adi Ophir, Bruce Robbins, Ann Laura Stoler, Gary Wilder

Ann Laura Stoler (Edited By)
Ann Laura Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research where she directs the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry. Her most recent book is Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times (Duke, 2016).
Stathis Gourgouris (Edited By)
Stathis Gourgouris is Professor of Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. His most recent book is The Perils of the One (Columbia, 2019).
Jacques Lezra (Edited By)
Jacques Lezra is Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies at the University of California—Riverside. His most recent book is On the Nature of Marx’s Things: Translation as Necrophilology (Fordham, 2018).

“A collection like this one that explores and extends aspects of Etienne Balibar's work for an American audience is long overdue. The book understands that Balibar is a philosopher who moves the critical debate in crucial ways on a theoretical level, but who is doing so while attending to their implications for practical political problems and their solutions.”

Ellen Burt, University of California, Irvine