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Jodi Dean

Jodi Dean teaches political and media theory in Geneva, New York. She has written or edited eleven books, including The Communist Horizon and  Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies.

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    March 17, 2016

    London, United Kingdom

    Birkbeck, University of London

    CROWDS AND PARTY: The Party!

    Rethinking the collective subject with a party!

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  • Trump: Candidate of Truth

    Donald Trump cuts through the ideological haze of American politics and exposes its underlying truth, the truth of enjoyment. Where other candidates appeal to a fictitious unity or pretense of moral integrity, he displays the power of inequality. Money buys access  why deny it? Money creates opportunity — for those who have it. Money lets those with a lot of it express their basest impulses and desires  there is no need to hide the dark drives when there is none before whom one might feel shame (we might call this the Berlusconi principle). It's the rest of us who bow down.



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  • Lenin remembered!: A reading list

    In order to commemorate Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who died on this day 92 years ago, we present a reading list of books that respond to, critique and chronicle Lenin's life and work. The books in this library emphasise the intervention and impact he made in Marxist discourse, most evident in the juncture between theory and practice. 


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  • The Idea of Communism 2: The New York Conference

    The Idea of Communism 2 is the result of a three day conference Communism, A New beginning? featuring Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Bruno Bosteels, Susan Buck-Morss, Jodi Dean, Adrian Johnston, François Nicolas, Frank Ruda, Emmanuel Terray and Slavoj Žižek.

    The volume brings together their discussions on the philosophical and political import of the communist idea, highlighting both its continuing significance and the need to reconfigure the concept within a world marked by havoc and crisis.



    To celebrate the conference, Verso put together an extensive resources and commentray post that can be read in full here

    Several recordings of the conference presentations can also be viewed on the Verso youtube.

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