The political import of deconstruction—Derrida’s limits?: a forum on Jacques Derrida’s specters of Marx after 25 Years, part I

Zehfuss, Maja, Vázquez-Arroyo, Antonion Y, Bulley, Dan and Sokhi-Bulley, Bal (2019) The political import of deconstruction—Derrida’s limits?: a forum on Jacques Derrida’s specters of Marx after 25 Years, part I. Contexto Internacional, 41 (3). pp. 621-642. ISSN 0102-8529

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Abstract

Jacques Derrida delivered the basis of The Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, & the New International as a plenary address at the conference ‘Whither Marxism?’ hosted by the University of California, Riverside, in 1993. The longer book version was published in French the same year and appeared in English and Portuguese the following year. In the decade after the publication of Specters, Derrida’s analyses provoked a large critical literature and invited both consternation and celebration by figures such as Antonio Negri, Wendy Brown and Frederic Jameson. This forum seeks to stimulate new reflections on Derrida, deconstruction and Specters of Marx by considering how the futures past announced by the book have fared after an eventful quarter century. Maja Zehfuss, Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo and Dan Bulley and Bal Sokhi-Bulley offer sharp, occasionally exasperated, meditations on the political import of deconstruction and the limits of Derrida’s diagnoses in Specters of Marx but also identify possible paths forward for a global politics taking inspiration in Derrida’s work of the 1990s.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: citizenship, Derrida, deconstruction, ethics, friendship, global politics, immigration
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0201 Jurisprudence. Philosophy and theory of law
Depositing User: Bal Sokhi-Bulley
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2020 09:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88973

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