Reading List

To Read

Ernesto Laclau’s On Populist Reason

Francis Fukuyama’s Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari What is Philosophy?

Hannah Arendt’s On Violence

Jacques Derrida’s Spectres of Marx

Jacques Derrida’s Speech and Phenomena

Jacques Derrida’s Dissemination

Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello The New Spirit of Capitalism

Noam Chomsky and Michelle Foucault The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature

Raymond Williams Marxism and Literature (Selected essays on Ideology, Base & Superstructure, and Hegemony)

Silvia Federici Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation

Silvia Federici Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons

Thomas Picketty’s Capital

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Finished Reading

Alain Badiou’s Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil

Angela Davis’s “I Used to Be Your Sweet Mama”

bell hooks’s “Is Paris Burning?”

Booker T. Washington’s “The Atlanta Exposition Address”

Chantal Mouffe’s “Deliberative Democracy or Agonistic Pluralism”

Democracy in What State Collection of Essays by Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Daniel Bensaid, Wendy Brown, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Ranciere, Kristin Ross, and Slavoj Zizek

Donna Harraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto”

Drew Milne’s Introduction to Modern Critical Thought

Edward Said’s Orientalism Introduction and first section of Chapter One

Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Frantz Fanon’s “The Fact of Blackness”

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s “Can the Subaltern Speak?”

Gilles Deleuze’s “Critique” Chapter 3 in Nietzsche and Philosophy

György Lukács’s The Phenomenon of Reification”

Hannah Arendt’s “Ideology and Terror: A Novel Form of Government” from Origins of Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt’s “Reflections on Little Rock”

Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition

Hannah Arendt’s The Promise of Politics

Homi Bhabha’s “Interrogating Identity: Frantz Fanon and the Postcolonial Prerogative” from The Location of Culture

Introduction to Drew Milne’s Modern Critical Thought

Jacques Derrida’s “Of Grammatology”

Jean-Francois Lyotard’s The Post Modern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

Jean-Jaques Rousseau’s Social Contract Book 3

Judith Butler, Ernesto Lacau, and Slavoj Zizek’s Contingency, Hegemony, Universality

Judith Butler’s “Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion”

Karl Marx’s “A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy”

Karl Marx’s “Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right”

Karl Marx’s “Economic and Philosophical manuscripts of 1844”

Karl Marx’s “Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts”

Karl Marx’s “Wage-Labor and Capital”

Karl Marx’s Das Kapital Volume 1

Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx’s The German ideology

Linda Nochlin’s “Why Have there Been no Great Women Artists?”

Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism

Max Horkheimer’s “The Social Function of Philosophy”

Max Horkheimer’s Postscript to “Philosophy and Critical Theory”

W.E.B. DuBois “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others”