[OPE-L] Nicholas Thoburn's _Deleuze, Marx and Politics_ now online

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Tue May 31 2005 - 14:16:39 EDT

Deleuze, Marx and Politics

 Nicholas Thoburn

 A critical and provocative exploration of the political, conceptual and
cultural points of resonance between Deleuze's minor politics and Marx's
critique of capitalist dynamics, Deleuze, Marx and Politics is the first
book to engage with Deleuze's missing work, The Grandeur of Marx.

 Following Deleuze's call for an interpretation that draws new relations
and connections, this book explores the core categories of communism and
capital in conjunction with a wealth of contemporary and historical
political concepts and movements - from the lumpenproletariat and
anarchism to Italian autonomia and Antonio Negri, immaterial labour and
the refusal of work. Drawing on literary figures such as Kafka and
Beckett, Deleuze, Marx and Politics develops a politics that breaks with
the dominant frameworks of post-Marxism and one-dimensional models of
resistance towards a concern with the inventions, styles and knowledges
that emerge through minority engagement with social flows and networks.
This book is also an intervention in contemporary debates about new forms
of identity and community, information technology and the intensification
of work.

 This book will serve as an introduction to Deleuze's politics and the
contemporary vitality of Marx for students and will challenge scholars in
the fields of social and political theory, sociology and cultural studies.

 Nicholas Thoburn teaches in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths
College, University of London.

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