These 11 essays give you new perspectives on Agamben's recent work on government and his relationship to the revolutionary tradition, opening up new ways of thinking about politics and critical theory in the post-financial crisis world.
About the Author
Daniel McLoughlin is Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the University of New South Wales. He has published extensively on Agamben in journals including Angelaki, Theory & Event, Law and Critique and Law, Culture and the Humanities.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Agamben and Radical Politics
1. Capitalism as Religion
2. Glory, Spectacle, and Inoperativity: Agamben's Praxis of Theoria
3. On Property and the Philosophy of Poverty
4. 'Man Produces Universally': Praxis and Production in Agamben and Marx.
5. Liturgical Labor: Agamben and the Post-Fordist Spectacle
6. An alogical space of genetic reintrication: Notes on an Element of Giorgio Agamben's Method.
7. Zoe aionios: Giorgio Agamben and the Critique of Katechontic Time
8. Agamben, Badiou, and Affirmative Biopolitics
9. Form-of-life and Antagonism: Homo Sacer and Operaismo
Jason E. Smith
10. What is a Form-of-Life?: Giorgio Agamben and the Practice of Poverty
11. Law and Life beyond Incorporation: Agamben, Highest Poverty, and the Papal Legal Revolution