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Italian Thought Today free pdf This collection provides English readers with a critical update on current debates on biopolitics in and around Italian thought. More than a decade after the publication of seminal books such as Agamben's Homo Sacer and Hardt and Negri's Empire, the names of, among others, Roberto Esposito, Paolo Virno, Christian Marazzi, and Andrea Fumagalli have recently been brought to the attention of Anglophone scholars and political activists. Several authors have rightly emphasised the evanescent character of biopolitics, and the difficulty in providing a definition of it that could embrace all the conflicting theories of its most celebrated critics and supporters. The present collection is structured around the basic contention that bio-economy, human nature, and Christianity are the three visible contemporary manifestations of the theoretical object/problem of biopolitics in, respectively, Italian post-workerist economics, post-Marxist philosophical anthropology, and post-structuralist ontology. This book was originally published as a special issue of Angelaki.

About Lorenzo Chiesa

Lorenzo Chiesa is Professor of Modern European Thought and co-director of the Centre for Critical Thought at the University of Kent, UK. His most recent publications include Subjectivity and Otherness (2007), The Italian Difference: Between Nihilism and Biopolitics (2009) (co-edited with Alberto Toscano), and the English translation of Agamben's The Kingdom and the Glory (2011).

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Author : Lorenzo Chiesa
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 21 March 2014
ISBN : 0415748747
EAN : 9780415748742
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 206 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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