A Symposium on Jacques Deridda's Specters of Marx
With contributions from Aijaz Ahmad, With contributions from Jacques Derrida, With contributions from Terry Eagleton, With contributions from Werner Hamacher, With contributions from Fredric Jameson, With contributions from Tom Lewis, With contributions from Pierre Macherey, With contributions from Rastko Mocnik, With contributions from Warren Montag, With contributions from Antonio Negri
A Verso book
Major theorists discuss the renowned philosopher Jacques Derrida's most political and controversial work - with a response by Derrida himself.
With the publication of Specters of Marx
in 1993, Jacques Derrida redeemed a longstanding pledge to confront
Marx's texts directly and in detail. His characteristically bravura
presentation provided a provocative re-reading of the classics in the
Western tradition and posed a series of challenges to Marxism.
In a timely intervention in one of today's most vital theoretical debates, the contributors to Ghostly Demarcations respond to the distinctive program projected by Specters of Marx.
The volume features sympathetic meditations on the relationship between
Marxism and deconstruction by Fredric Jameson, Werner Hamacher, Antonio
Negri, Warren Montag, and Rastko Möcnik, brief polemical reviews by
Terry Eagleton and Pierre Macherey, and sustained political critiques
by Tom Lewis and Aijaz Ahmad. The volume concludes with Derrida's reply
to his critics in which he sharpens his views about the vexed
relationship between Marxism and deconstruction.
Fredric Jameson, Antonio Negri, Terry Eagleton, Pierre Macherey and others engage in a debate on Marx with Jacques Derrida.
- January 2008
- 5.2 × 7.8 in
/ 278 pages
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Endorsements & Reviews
“Virtually every area of humanistic scholarship and artistic creativity in the latter part of the 20th century felt the influence of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.” — Guardian
“Fredric Jameson is probably the most important cultural critic writing in English today ... It can truly be said that nothing cultural is alien to him.” — Colin MacCabe
“Antonio Negri is one of the most significant figures of current political thought.” — New Statesman
Also by Michael Sprinker
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