Agamben and Politics: A Critical Introduction

2014.09.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sergei Prozorov, Agamben and Politics: A Critical Introduction, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 200pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.09.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sergei Prozorov, Agamben and Politics: A Critical Introduction, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 200pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780748676217. Reviewed by Adam Kotsko, Shimer College The field of secondary works on Agamben is becoming crowded, particularly works on his political thought. This year alone, Sergei Prozorov's Agamben and Politics joins Mathew Abbott's The Figure of This World: Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology (Edinburgh) and Jessica Whyte's Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben. This multiplication should not be taken as simple repetition, however. In these and other recent studies, it could be said that the scholarship on Agamben's political thought is moving into a second phase, one that emphasizes the need to understand Agamben's project as a whole before grappling with his specifically political works. By contrast, the first phase of scholarship. . .

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