Foreword by Slavoj Zizek.
Introduction: The Excess of Everyday Life.
Chapter One: What Does the "Social" in Social Change Mean?
Chapter Two: Extimate Causality and the Social Subject of Excess.
Chapter Three: The Social Structures of Bourdieu and de Certeau.
Chapter Four: Butler's Embodied Agency.
Chapter Five: Laclau's Radical Democracy.
Chapter Six: Zizek's Political Act.
Chapter Seven: Sinthomic Ethics and Revolutionary Groups.
Joan Copjec, author of Imagine There's No Woman
"We still don't know what a subject can do. We still don't know how to think subjective agency together with social causality. Rothenberg's path-breaking and systematic study of 'extimate causality,' combining psychoanalysis and emancipatory social theory, goes a long way towards formulating decisive new answers to these perennial questions."
Peter Hallward, Middlesex University
"Rothenberg's insights into the structure of the subject and its relevance for social and political theory are peerless. For anyone beginning to study the themes and thinkers covered in this book, this is the place to start."
Ed Pluth, California State University
- Groundbreaking text which puts forward an innovative new theory of social change
- Written by a very trendy and original thinker in an engaging and accessible style
- Includes case studies of prominent and diverse thinkers as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel de Certeau, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj Zizek
- Contains a preface by Slavoj Zizek
- Ideal for use on continental philosophy courses as it is the only book currently available which treats all these thinkers in a single text