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Masses, Classes, Ideas: Studies on Politics and Philosophy Before and After Marx
This book gathers together for the first time in English nine of Balibar's most influential essays written over the past decade. Together, they offer a provocative contribution to the project of renewing democratic theory.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 10th 1994 by Routledge
(first published 1994)
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Please note that I was forced to limit my number of stars simply due to the limits of my own intellect. I found this book very rough going, although I really liked Balibar's discussion of universalism and racism. Too dense to paraphrase, I offer you his conclusion in his own words: “I do not think we can effectively face racism with the abstract motto of universality. Racism has already (always already) occupied this place. So the struggle is inside this place, to transform universalism, not to ...more
Generalmente, los análisis provenientes de la Izquierda son los que insisten con más fuerza en que la génesis del Imperio activa las formas “malas” de gobierno. Ver, por ejemplo, Étienne Balibar, La crainte des masses (París: Galilée, 1997), libro que, entre otros aspectos, está extremadamente abierto a los análisis de los nuevos procesos de producción (masiva) de la subjetividad.
French Marxist philosopher. After the death of his teacher Louis Althusser, Balibar quickly became the leading exponent of French Marxist philosophy.More about Étienne Balibar...