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              Faceworld
               

              Faceworld (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Zilio, Marion; Translated by Mackay, Robin

              • RRP: $35.99
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              We have long accepted the face as the most natural and self-evident thing, believing that in it we could read, as if on a screen, our emotions and our doubts, our anger and joy. We have decorated them, made them up, designed them, as if the face were the true calling card of our ...personality, the public manifestation of our inner being. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than a window opening onto our inner nature, the face has always been a technical artefact-a construction that owes as much to artificiality as to our genetic inheritance. From the origins of humanity to the triumph of the selfie, Marion Zilio charts the history of the technical, economic, political, legal, and artistic fabrication of the face. Her account of this history culminates in a radical new interrogation of what is too often denounced as our contemporary narcissism. In fact, argues Zilio, the "narcissism" of the selfie may well reconnect us to the deepest sources of the human manufacture of faces-a reconnection that would also be a chance for us to come to terms with the non-human part of ourselves. This highly original reflection on the fabrication of the face will be of great value to students and scholars of media and culture and to anyone interested in the pervasiveness of the face in our contemporary age of the selfie.
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              ISBN 9781509537266
              Released NZ 27 Feb 2020
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The End: A Conversation

              The End: A Conversation (Hardback)

              By Badiou, Alain; Tusa, Giovanbattista; Translated by Mackay, Robin

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              The notion of the 'end' has long occupied philosophical thought. In light of the horrors of the 20th century, some writers have gone so far as to declare the end of philosophy itself, emphasising the impossibility of thinking after Auschwitz. In this book the distinguished philos...opher Alain Badiou, in dialogue with Giovanbattista Tusa, argues that we must renounce the 'pathos of completion' and continue to think philosophically. To accept the atrocities of the 20th century as marking the end of philosophy is intolerable precisely because it buys into the totalising doctrines of the perpetrators. Badiou contends that philosophical thinking is needed now more than ever to counter the totalizing effects of globalised capitalism, which prescribes no objective for human life other than integration into its system, giving rise to a widespread sense of hopelessness and nihilism. To resist this degradation of human life, Badiou calls for a renewal of the idea of communism: the creation of new forms of collective organisation capable of challenging the logic of capitalism and enabling individuals to become self-determining subjects. This volume consolidates much of Badiou's thinking over the years and will appeal to the many followers of his philosophical project, as well as all those interested in contemporary philosophy and radical political theory.
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              ISBN 9781509536269
              Released NZ 19 Jul 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              ContraContemporary: Modernity's Unknown Future

              ContraContemporary: Modernity's Unknown Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Malik, Suhail; Series edited by Mackay, Robin

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              An incisive analysis of neoliberalism's intensely futural composition of time-the pretermodern, a condition of overwhelmed modernity.

              ISBN 9781916405257
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
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              Collapse: The Copernican Imperative: Volume 5
               

              Collapse: The Copernican Imperative: Volume 5 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reissued Edition (2012))

              By Veal, Damian; Rovelli, Carlo; Barbour, Julian; Shawcross, Conrad; Mackay, Robin

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              Addresses the deanthropomorphization of reality initiated by the Copernican Revolution and the enduring chasm between the spontaneous image of reality bequeathed to us by evolution and that revealed by the sciences in the wake of Copernicus.

              ISBN 9780956775078
              Released NZ 13 Feb 2009
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              Collapse: Concept-Horror: Volume 4
               

              Collapse: Concept-Horror: Volume 4 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Mackay, Robin; Veal, Damian

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              Investigations into the existential, aesthetic, theological, and political dimensions of horror, its peculiar affinity with philosophical thought, and what lies in wait for those who pursue rational thought beyond the bounds of the reasonable.

              ISBN 9780956775061
              Released NZ 16 May 2008
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              The End: A Conversation

              The End: A Conversation (Paperback)

              By Badiou, Alain; Tusa, Giovanbattista; Translated by Mackay, Robin

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              The notion of the 'end' has long occupied philosophical thought. In light of the horrors of the 20th century, some writers have gone so far as to declare the end of philosophy itself, emphasising the impossibility of thinking after Auschwitz. In this book the distinguished philos...opher Alain Badiou, in dialogue with Giovanbattista Tusa, argues that we must renounce the 'pathos of completion' and continue to think philosophically. To accept the atrocities of the 20th century as marking the end of philosophy is intolerable precisely because it buys into the totalising doctrines of the perpetrators. Badiou contends that philosophical thinking is needed now more than ever to counter the totalizing effects of globalised capitalism, which prescribes no objective for human life other than integration into its system, giving rise to a widespread sense of hopelessness and nihilism. To resist this degradation of human life, Badiou calls for a renewal of the idea of communism: the creation of new forms of collective organisation capable of challenging the logic of capitalism and enabling individuals to become self-determining subjects. This volume consolidates much of Badiou's thinking over the years and will appeal to the many followers of his philosophical project, as well as all those interested in contemporary philosophy and radical political theory.
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              ISBN 9781509536276
              Released NZ 8 Aug 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Anti-Badiou: The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy

              Anti-Badiou: The Introduction of Maoism into Philosophy (Hardback)

              By Laruelle, Francois; Translated by Mackay, Robin

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              A major new work by Francois Laruelle, in which he confronts another of the most radical thinkers at work in France today, Alain Badiou.

              ISBN 9781441195746
              Released NZ 3 Jan 2013
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Irreversible Noise

              Irreversible Noise (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilkins, Inigo; Series edited by Mackay, Robin

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              A detailed critical examination of the concept of noise, its significance in scientific disciplines, and its use and misuse in the humanities and sonic arts.

              ISBN 9780995455030
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
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              Cryptocommunism
               

              Cryptocommunism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Alizart, Mark; Translated by Mackay, Robin

              • RRP: $23.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Aug 20

              Cryptocurrencies are often associated with right-wing political movements, or even with the alt-right. They are the preserve of libertarians and fans of Ayn Rand and Friedrich Hayek. With their promotion of anonymity and individualism, there's no doubt that they seamlessly slot i...nto the prevailing anti-State ideology. But in this book Mark Alizart argues that the significance of cryptocurrencies goes well beyond cryptoanarchism. In so far as they allow us 'to appropriate collectively the means of monetary production', to paraphrase Marx, and to replace 'the government of persons by the administration of things', as Engels advocated, they form the basis for a political regime that begins to look like a communism which has at last come to fruition - a cryptocommunism.
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              ISBN 9781509538584
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Series Theory Redux
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              Onomatopoeia: Its People and Surroundings

              Onomatopoeia: Its People and Surroundings (Hardback)

              By Avery, Charles; Contributions by Mackay, Robin

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              The inhabitants of a fictional island, with unique topography and cosmology, are illustrated through drawings, objects and texts.

              ISBN 9789491727962
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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