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Synopsis: First published in 1987, Althusser, The Detour of Theory was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto untranslated material, it examined the political and intellectual contexts of Althusser's 'return to Marx' in the mid-1960s; analysed the novel character of the Marxism developed in his major works; charted their author's subsequent evolution, from his self-criticism to the proclamation of a 'crisis of Marxism'; and concluded with a balance-sheet of Althusser's contribution to historical materialism. For this second edition, Gregory Elliott has added a substantial postscript in which he surveys the posthumous edition of the French philosopher's work published in the 1990s, from the early writings of the 1940s through to the late texts of the 1980s, relating the unknown Althusser revealed by them to the familiar figure of For Marx and Reading Capital, together with a comprehensive bibliography of Althusser's oeuvre.
About the Author: Gregory Elliott was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he completed his D.Phil. on Louis Althusser in 1985. An independent translator and writer, his books include Perry Anderson: The Merciless Laboratory of History (1998). His most recent translation is Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello's The New Spirit of Capitalism(2006).
Title: Althusser: The Detour of Theory
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Verso Books November 1987, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Very Good. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Seller Inventory # 232661
Book Description Verso, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. viii + 359pp. Ink notes to rear pastedown. Binding firm. Dust jacket slightly creased and worn. Previous owner's inscription in ink. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government; France; Modern; Philosophy. ISBN: 0860911810. ISBN/EAN: 9780860911814. Inventory No: 25294. Seller Inventory # 25294
Book Description Verso, London, 1987. Condition: Very Good. 359p hardback with black illustrated dustjacket, excellent copy, fresh and clean and tight, very good indeed. Seller Inventory # PAB 167576
Book Description Verso Books, London ; New York 1987 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1987. 8vo. ISBN: 0860911810Pages: 359 Very good indeed in very good indeed dust jacket. Seller Inventory # A64929
Book Description Verso Books, 1987. Condition: Good. This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition.Dust Jacket in good condition. Seller Inventory # 2696884