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Left Hemisphere

Mapping Contemporary Theory

Razmig Keucheyan, Gregory Elliott (Translated by)


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As the crisis of capitalism unfolds, the need for alternatives is felt ever more intensely. The struggle between radical movements and the forces of reaction will be merciless. A crucial battlefield, where the outcome of the crisis will in part be decided, is that of theory. Over the last twenty-five years, radical intellectuals across the world have produced important and innovative ideas.

The endeavour to transform the world without falling into the catastrophic traps of the past has been a common element uniting these new approaches. This book – aimed at both the general reader and the specialist – offers the first global cartography of the expanding intellectual field of critical contemporary thought. More than thirty authors and intellectual currents of every continent are presented in a clear and succinct manner. A history of critical thought in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is also provided, helping situate current thinkers in a broader historical and sociological perspective.

Verso, 9781781681022, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2013

About the Author

Razmig Keucheyan is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the university of Paris-Sorbonne. He is the author of Le constructivisme. Des origines a nos jours and has recently edited a selection from Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks in French.