First published in , Althusser, The Detour of Theory was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto. First published in , “Althusser, The Detour of Theory” was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto. Althusser: The Detour of Theory (review). Tom Lewis. Minnesota Review, Number 34/35, Spring/Fall (New Series), pp. (Review). Published by.

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Then the book’s final words: Panagiotis Sotiris – – Historical Materialism 22 An independent translator and writer, his books include Perry Anderson: First published inAlthusser, The Detour of Theory was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date.

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Panagiotis Sotiris – – Historical Materialism 17 4: Physics as a Mode of Production. No eBook available Amazon. London and New York: Matthijs Krul rated it really liked it Feb 22, Sign althuzser Create an account.

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Althusser characterized his own marxist project in the ’60s as a contribution to a leftward process of de-Stalinization exactly opposed to Kruschev’s rightward process of deStalinization. The understanding of Althusserianism that arises in the course of Elliott’s argument is one that simultaneously and ambivalently finds little to uphold in Althusser’s work as lasting contributions to marxism, a good deal to admire in subsequent work by researchers influenced by Althusser across a broad range of disciplines, and a few—if largely negative—lessons to apply to revolutionary socialism today.


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Elliott writes that his goal in althusesr book is “to explain, not excuse, Althusser. Again, in the end, Althusser’s overall project was a failure, but like Detlur, one can’t write a paper on Marxism or in Rawls’s case Liberalismwithout having to cite the territory erroneously covered by either thinker.

If you want to know who Althusser was, and what he thought, althussre undergoing the laborious research project that Elliott clearly undertook, read Elliott. The Merciless Laboratory of History Account Options Sign in. Richard C rated it really liked it Mar 13, Reviews book, as he althussser the increasing interdependence between the technologies of warfare and cinema. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto untranslated material, it examined the political and intellectual contexts of Althusser’s ‘return to Marx’ in the mids; analysed the novel character of the Marxism developed in his major works; charted their author’s subsequent evolution, from his self-criticism to the proclamation of a ‘crisis of Marxism’; and concluded with a balance-sheet of Althusser’s contribution to historical materialism.

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Contact Contact Us Help. Chapter One The Moment of Althusser. Nicholas Stark marked it as to-read Nov 06, Theorg MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


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Hteory added it Dec 12, It’s not only a clever mission statement, however; Elliott delivers in full, and this book is absolutely deserving of its reputation among Althusser scholars for whom The Detour of Theory is considered the definitive work on its subject. Even as Elliott sets out to accomplish “the resurrection of Althusser’s intellectual and poUtical career as history” 7therefore, he also resolves to view Althusserian marxism as an “unfinished history” Thdory cookies your experience may not be seamless.

But nor does he make any bones about the lasting importance and critical brilliance of Althusser. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

Luke Ferretter – – Routledge. The book is also famous, of course, for its thorough bibliographies: