Vasilis Grollios has written to us asking us to announce the publication of his new book, Negativity and Democracy: Marxism and the Critical Theory Tradition (Routledge, 2017). He has also informed us that if you order directly from Routledge, you can use code FLR40 to get a 20% discount. Here is the publisher’s blurb for what looks to be a timely book:
The current political climate of uncompromising neoliberalism and its social effects means that the need to study the logic of our culture – that is, the logic of the capitalist system – is compelling. This book explores the practical relevance of these notions for a contemporary democratic theory. Grollios offers a unique overview of the key concepts of totality, negativity, fetishization, contradiction, mystification, identity thinking, dialectics and corporeal materialism as they have been employed by the major thinkers of the critical theory tradition – Marx, Engels, Horkheimer, Lukacs, Adorno, Marcuse, E. Bloch and J. Holloway.