The Rupture with Memory

The Rupture with Memory

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Author: Nissim Mannathukkaren
Publisher: Navayana
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 116
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189059084


As we walk into another night of the newest phase of imperialism, this book asks: What is the Marxists quarrel with Derrida, especially with Specters of Marx? Why do they seem panic-ridden when Derrida seeks to resurrect the ghosts of Marx? Though Derrida moves far beyond what his deconstructive brief would allow him, certain readings view Specters merely as a work of deconstruction/poststructuralism.

This, argues Nissim Mannathukkaren, the Marxists can do only at their own peril. Post 9/11, the Marxist project needs to engage more creatively not only with Derrida but also others like Benjamin, Bloch and Marcuse to rebuild strategies to mount a challenge to the evangelical neo-liberal hegemony and to other religious fundamentalisms. The imperative for this should come from the desire to reinstate the romantic Marx-who dreamed of the sensuous, the needing, the feeling human being-into the Marxist oeuvre. Else, the ghosts of Derrida and others shall come to haunt Marxists.



Spectrality and Hauntology
The End of History?
Marxism without Marxism?
Deconstruction in Limbo
Justice and the Other
The Messianic
The Angel of History
The Religious