Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2016

120 Pages | 1 b&w illustration

5.3 × 7.5 inches

ISBN: 9781474416757

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The Refusal of Politics

First Edition

Laurent Dubreuil and Translated by Cory Browning

Published by Edinburgh University Press


  • Denounces contemporary politics through an engagement with political theory, the arts and what it is to live well
  • Opens a dialogue at the crossroads of French leftism (from the Situationists to Jacques Rancière), Italian contemporary philosophy (from operaismo to authors such as Agamben or Esposito) and English-speaking academic activism (with figures such as Herbert Marcuse, Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek)
  • Includes a section on the connection between literature, the arts and the political, as perceived in Surrealism, Situationism and Adorno and Marcuse
  • Explores how extremist practices may encounter the very limits of politics
  • Gives a performative account of what apolitical experiences and instants could mean

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