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Alberto Toscano BA MA PhD

Position held:
Reader in Critical Theory

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7919 7081

Email:
a.toscano (@gold.ac.uk)

Areas of supervision

Social theory and philosophy; Marx and Marxisms; theories of ‘real abstraction’ and value in capitalism; anarchism and communism; political subjectivity; revolt, revolution, and social change; the politics and sociology of religion (fanaticism, messianism, political theology); Italian workerism (operaismo) and autonomism;  cognitive capitalism and immaterial labour; biopolitics; imperialism and empire; economic sociology; contemporary French and Italian thought; the politics of art and the aesthetics of the economy.

Television and video output

The Guardian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObtauDlcT4o&feature=fvwrel

Fanaticism: On the uses of an idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg8y-7tBTgs

Selected publications

Number of items: 28.

Article

Toscano, Alberto. 2012. Seeing it Whole: Staging Totality in Social Theory and Art. The Sociological Review, 60(S1), pp. 64-83. ISSN 0038-0261 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2009. The sensuous religion of the multitude: Art and abstraction in Negri. Third Text, 23(4), pp. 369-382. ISSN 0952-8822 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2008. Sovereign Impunity. New Left Review, 50(n/a), pp. 128-135. ISSN 0028-6060 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2008. The Culture of Abstraction. Theory, Culture and Society, 25(4), pp. 57-75. ISSN 1460-3616 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2008. The Open Secret of Real Abstraction. Rethinking Marxism, 20(2), pp. 273-287. ISSN 14758059 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2007. David Harvey. Development And Change, 38(6), pp. 1127-1135. ISSN 14677660 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2007. Powers of Pacification: State and Empire in Gabriel Tarde. Economy and Society, 36, pp. 597-613. ISSN 14695766 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2007. Vital Strategies: Maurizio Lazzarato and the Metaphysics of Contemporary Capitalism. Theory, Culture and Society, 24(6), pp. 71-91. ISSN 02632764 [Article]

Chiesa, Lorenzo and Toscano, Alberto. 2007. Agape and the Anonymous Religion of Atheism. Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities, 12(1), pp. 113-126. ISSN 14692899 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2006. Fanaticism: A brief history of the concept. Eurozine, ISSN 1684-4637 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2006. The Bourgeois and the islamist, or, the other subjects of Politics. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 2(1-2), pp. 15-38. ISSN 18329101 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2006. Can Violence Be Thought? Notes on Badiou and the Possibility of (Marxist) Politics. Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, 5(1), pp. 9-38. ISSN 14099268 [Article]

Chiesa, Lorenzo and Toscano, Alberto. 2005. Ethics and capital, ex nihilo. Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious, 1, pp. 9-23. ISSN 10870830 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2004. Factory, Territory, Metropolis, Empire. Angelaki, 9, pp. 197-216. ISSN 0969725X [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2004. Factory, territory, metropolis, Empire. Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities, 9(2), pp. 197-216. ISSN 0969-725X [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2004. From the State to the World? Badiou and Anti-Capitalism. Communication and Cognition, 37(3-4), pp. 199-224. ISSN 03780880 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2003. Art Against Empire: On Alliez and Negri's 'Peace and War'. Theory Culture & Society, 20(2), pp. 103-108. ISSN 14603616 [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2001. The Method of Nature, The Crisis of Critique. Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 11, pp. 36-61. [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 2000. To Have Done with the End of Philosophy. Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 9, pp. 220-238. [Article]

Toscano, Alberto. 1999. Fanaticism and Production: On Schelling's Philosophy of Indifference. Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 8, pp. 46-70. [Article]

Book

Book Section

Toscano, Alberto. 2011. Anti-Sociology and its Limits. In: , ed. Reading Rancière. London: Continuum, pp. 217-237. ISBN 9781441137814 [Book Section]

Toscano, Alberto. 2007. Marxism Expatriated: Alain Badiou's Turn. In: Jacques Bidet and Stathis Kouvelakis, eds. Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 529-548. ISBN 9789004145986 [Book Section]

Toscano, Alberto. 2004. Aleatory Rationalism. In: Alain Badiou, Ray Brassier and Alberto Toscano, eds. Badiou: Theoretical Writings. London: Continuum, pp. 260-274. ISBN 9780826493248 [Book Section]

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