Negativity and revolution: Adorno and political activism

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Pluto Press, Nov 20, 2008 - Philosophy - 252 pages
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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.

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John Holloway, Fernando Matamoros and Sergio Tischler are all professors in the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades of the Benemérita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla in Mexico.
John Holloway is the author of Change the World Without Taking Power (Pluto Press, new edition 2005).
Fernando Matamoros is the author of La Pensée Coloniale, Découverte, Conquête et Guerre des Dieux au Mexique (2007) and co-author (with Sylvie Bosserelle and Etienne Dehau) of Mexique, vision de l'empire des dieux (2005)
Sergio Tischler is the co-editor (with Werner Bonefeld) of What is to be Done? Leninism, Anti-Leninist Marxism and the Question of Revolution Today (2002)

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