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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Simultaneously, the Chinese Communist Party began attacking Kruschev by defending StaUn’s “greatness” as a “Marxist-Leninist” and claiming that Stalin’s “mistakes” could be “overlooked. No eBook available Amazon. No eBook available Amazon.

Ben Yap rated it really liked it Apr 04, Nonetheless, Althusser bent-the-stick too far away from Humanism, and in the end, gave Marxist humanist even more confidence in their antithetical project Jonathan marked it as to-read Feb 13, Sign in to use this feature. Find it on Scholar. Matthijs Krul rated it really liked it Feb 22, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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 Capital,” together with a comprehensive bibliography of Althusser’s oeuvre.

Sean Creaven – – Journal of Critical Realism 14 1: Refresh and try again. Mark Poster – – Political Theory 2 4: William Uspal marked it as to-read Aug 17, First published inAlthusser, The Detour of Theory was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date.


Also, why Althusser wanted to purge Hegel from all things Marxism. It’s not only a clever mission statement, however; Elliott delivers in full, tthe 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. Rethinking Structure and Conjuncture in Althusser.

Althusser: The Detour of Theory

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: Jun 25, Matt rated it really liked it.

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There can be no wonder that confusion has reigned over the political interpretation of Althusser’s early theoretical work.

Althusser’s writing is, in my opinion, unnecessarily polemical, verbose, and rarely as ingenious althussed his presentation would suggest. William Hebblewhite rated it really liked it Feb 20, Louis Althusser – – Monthly Review Tyeory. Common terms and phrases Althusser a Althusser and Balibar Althusser’s Althusserian analysis Ben Brewster bourgeois Callinicos capitalist characterised class struggle Communist Party concept concrete conjuncture constituted contemporary contradiction CPSU crisis of Marxism critical critique Cultural Revolution dialectical materialism discourse economic edition epistemological Essays Eurocommunism Feuerbach France Francois Maspero Freud G.


Althusser: The Detour of Theory by Gregory Elliott

From inside the book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Chapter One The Moment of Althusser. Louis Althusser – – Verso. Tyeory book, as he reveals the increasing interdependence between the technologies of warfare and cinema.

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Charlie Burton rated it really liked it Jun 21, Sammy added it Nov 26, Skja76 marked it or to-read Sep 21, Aysel Araz rated it really liked it Mar 29, Return to Book Page. History of Western Philosophy. 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 William Lewis – – Historical Materialism 15 2: Elliott pulls n Elliott writes that his goal in the book is “to explain, not excuse, Althusser.

Elliott is able to summarize, without losing much neither philosophical force nor consistency, For Marx and Reading Capital, along with placing them in their historical context. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

But nor does he make any bones about the lasting importance and critical brilliance of Althusser.