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From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Adrian May


This book provides an exhaustive reading of the significant yet understudied intellectual review Lignes, from 1987 to 2017, to demonstrate how it has managed to preserve and develop the legacy of French radical thought often referred to as ‘French Theory’ or ‘la pensée 68’. Whilst many studies on intellectual reviews from the 1930s to the 1980s exist, this book crucially illuminates the shifting intellectual and political culture of France since the 1980s, filling a major gap in contemporary debates on the continued relevance of French intellectuals. This book provides a strong counter-narrati ... More

Keywords: Intellectual culture, French Theory, Cultural history, Periodical publications, Contemporary France, French politics, Immigration, Capitalism, Marxism, Twenty First Century France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940438
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian May, author