Archive for July 23rd, 2009

Layout 1Jeong Seong-jin, professor of economics at Gyeongsang National University, South Korea, reviews Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-first Century by Giovanni Arrighi for International Socialism.

Professor Jeong’s review is translated by Owen Miller, who notes:

In South Korea the writings of Giovanni Arrighi have become popular among a section of the intellectual left who have wholeheartedly adopted his reworking of Marxism and welcomed his positive appraisal of a possible China-centred future. Jeong’s polemical attack on Arrighi’s concept of a “non-capitalist market society” should therefore also be understood in the context of South Korean left politics.”

Read the full review here.

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H and D 3.qxd:Philosophy pb DEMYVolume 15 Issue 3 of Parallax is a Jacques Rancière special.

Highlights include by A few remarks on the method of Jacques Rancière by Rancière and  Which Equality? Badiou and Rancière in Light of Ludwig Feuerbach by Nina Power.

Rancière’s Hatred of Democracy is available soon in paperback from Verso.

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Verso 9781844673520 Lenin a Study on the Unity of his ThoughtJonathan Maunder reviews Lukács’ Lenin: A Study on the Unity of His Thought for Socialist Review to show how it is “essential in understanding Lenin’s contribution to Marxism.” Read the full piece here.

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