Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745328362 Published January 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Negativity and Revolution: Adorno and Political Activism

Edited by John Holloway, Fernando Matamoros, and Sergio Tischler

Negativity and Revolution: Adorno and Political Activism

Edited by John Holloway, Fernando Matamoros, and Sergio Tischler

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745328362 Published January 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745328379 Published January 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

How can activists combat the political paralysis that characterises the anti-dialectical Marxism of Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze, without reverting to a dogmatic orthodoxy? This book explores solutions in the 'negative dialectics' of Theodor Adorno.

The poststructuralist shift from dialectics to 'difference' has been so popular that it becomes difficult to create meaningful revolutionary responses to neoliberalism. The contributors to this volume come from within the anti-capitalist movement, and close to the concerns expressed in Negri and Hardt's Empire and Multitude. However, they argue forcefully and persuasively for a return to dialectics so a real-world, radical challenge to the current order can be constructed.

This is a passionate call to arms for the anti-capitalist movement. It should be read by all engaged activists and students of political and critical theory.

Contents

Acknowledgements
I Introduction to the Issues
1. Negativity and Revolution: Adorno and Political Activism
John Holloway. Fernando Matamoros, Sergio Tischler
2. Why Adorno? John Holloway
3. Pied Pipers and Polymaths: Adorno's Critique of Praxisism - Adrian Wilding
II Negative Dialectics versus Neo-Structuralism
4. Antagonism and Difference: Negative Dialectics and Poststructuralism in View of the Critique of Modern Capitalism - Alberto R. Bonnet
5. Adorno and Post-vanguardism - Darij Zadnikar
6. Positive and Negative Autonomism. Or Why Adorno? Part 2
John Holloway
III Emancipation and the Critique of Totality
7. Adorno: The Conceptual Prison of the Subject, Political Fetishism and Class Struggle - Sergio Tischler
8. Emancipatory Praxis and Conceptuality in Adorno - Werner Bonefeld
IV The Politics of Sexuality and Art
9. Adorno, Non-identity, Sexuality - Marcel Stoetzler
10. Solidarity with the Fall of Metaphysics: Negativity and Hope - Fernando Matamoros
11. Mimesis and Distance: Arts and the Social in Adorno's Thought - Jose Manuel Martinez
List of Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index

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