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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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: For this second edition, Gregory Elliott has added a substantial postscript in which he surveys the posthumous edition of the French philosopher s work published in the s, from the early writings of the s through to the late texts of the s, relating the unknown Althusser revealed by them to the familiar figure of For Marx and Reading Capitaltogether with a comprehensive bibliography of Althusser althuusser oeuvre.

A consistent feature of EUiott’s contextuaUzation of Althusser’s work concerns the imperative to understand “that Althusser intervened on some of the questions raised by in the light, and under the influence of, the debates and divisions of ” Haymarket Books- Political Science – pages.

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The only redeeming work from Althusser was his essay on Ideology, which still is as forceful today as it was then. Over and over in Wartime Fussell stresses how frequently things went wrong during the Second World War, to the extent that it became virtually one long confirmation of Murphy’s Law, that if something can go wrong, it will.


From inside the book. 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. Louis Althusser – – Verso. Jesse marked it as to-read Jan 22, The Detour of Theory.

Panagiotis Sotiris – – Historical Materialism 22 Ivria Lin marked it as to-read Oct 28, 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 The bibliographies alone are worth the price of admission, and make an invaluable reference for anyone interested in Althusser, his circle, French Marxism, etc.

First published inAlthusser, The Detour of Theory was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date.

Elliott pulls no punches when it comes to criticizing Althusser at every step. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Preview — Althusser by Gregory Elliott. Thus I imagine Fussell’s ending to War and Cinema to be: Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not theofy a proxy. A Reconstruction of Historical.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This difference between “resurrecting” and “exhuming” Althusserian theory can be appreciated in that the question to which ElUott’s book symptomatically provides one answer goes something like this: Fainan rated it really liked it Dec 12, Find it on Scholar.

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Philosophy of the Encounter: If you want to know who Althusser was, and what he thought, without undergoing the laborious research project that Elliott clearly undertook, read Elliott.

Elie added it Jul 25, Azor Ahai added it Jul 13, Basically his defense of Althusser felt a little forced… Elliott also spends ample detail explaining why Althusser was so averse to humanist readings of Marx; the ones I’m partial to.

Althusser: The Detour of Theory

Objectively, this work stands at one and the same time as Maoist-influenced, anti-Kruschev Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Skja76 marked it as to-read Sep 21, First published in”Althusser, The Detour of Theory” was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to althussdr. 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” View freely available titles: Contact Contact Us Help.

Detou only odd part is the final chapter where Elliott spends ample time suggesting that Althusser was more successful than the previous 4 chapters suggest.