Here’s a link to a shit-ton of Badiou’s works (including books and essays)
It also has some essays and stuff by Brassier, Hallward, Zizek, and Johnston on Badiou as well.
You’re welcome :)
homies! if you got links to bell hooks and foucault content hit me with em please i’m trying to be the class keener!
Here’s the Foucault Reader
"Historicism starts from the universal and, as it were, puts it through the grinder of history. My problem is exactly the opposite. I start from the theoretical and methodological decision that consists in saying: Let’s suppose that universals do not exist. And then I put the question to history and historians: How can you write history if you do not accept a priori the existence of things like the state, society, the sovereign, and subjects? It was the same question in the case of madness. My question was not: Does madness exist? My reasoning, my method, was not to examine whether history gives me or refers me to something like madness, and then to conclude, no, it does not, therefore madness does not exist. This was not the argument, the method in fact. The method consisted in saying: Let’s suppose that madness does not exist. If we suppose that it does not exist, then what can history make of these different events and practices which are apparently organized around something that is supposed to be madness? So what I would like to deploy here is exactly the opposite of historicism: not, then, questioning universals by using history as a critical method, but starting from the decision that universals do not exist, asking what kind of history we can do."
Foucault, Birth of Biopolitics (via tiredshoes)
Yes this is the quote this is THE quote this is why Foucault is perfect
Fredric Jameson: A Collection of Available Texts
Conveniently provided below is a compendium of texts by Jameson for your reading/studying pleasure:
Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature (with Edward Said) (1988)
The Modernist Papers (2007)
Aesthetics and Politics (with Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, and Georg Lukács) (2010)
"Our blindness to the results of systemic violence is perhaps most clearly perceptible in debates about communist crimes. Responsibility for communist crimes is easy to allocate: we are dealing with subjective evil, with agents who did wrong. We can even identify the ideological sources of the crimes - The Communist Manifesto, Rosseau, even Plato. But when one draws attention to the millions who died as a result of capitalist globalization, from the tragedy of Mexico in the sixteenth century through to the Belgian Congo holocaust a century ago, responsibility is largely denied. All this seems to have just happened as the result of an ‘objective’ process, which nobody planned or executed and for which there was no ‘Capitalist Manifesto’ (The one who came closest to writing it was Ayn Rand)"
Yup. Yup yup yup. Violence is one of his best not-theoretically-hyperfocused books.
"People ask, So what is this [Body without Organs]?—But you’re already on it, scurrying like a vermin, groping like a blind person, or running like a lunatic: desert traveler and nomad of the steppes. On it we sleep, live our waking lives, fight—fight and are fought—seek our place, experience untold happiness and fabulous defeats; on it we penetrate and are penetrated; on it we love."
- Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus. [p. 150] (via manymanywolves)