My reading group just finished Thrift’s Non-Representational Theory and Latour’s Reassembling the Social, both of which were very trying to read and neither of which added much value to my project. On the upside, I just finished Negri’s Goodbye Mr. Socialism, which I loved (despite the fact that his imagination of politics is mostly trapped in an economic register). I am continually energized by his approach to democracy (and its similarity to communism in his thought). I have Negri’s book with Guattari, Communists Like Us, next in my sights. The reading group is now moving on to Eugene Holland’s Nomad Citizenship, which I am very excited about. After the slog of Thrift and Latour, Holland better come through, dammit.
Another rant on Latour
…by me, over at the reading group’s blog.