Contemporary critical theory has customarily been dominated by French and German thought. However, a new wave of Italian thinkers has broken ground for new theoretical inquiries. This book seeks to explain and defend the new wave of Italian critical though, providing context and substance behind the praxis of this emerging school.
Andrea Righi is the author of Biopolitics and Social Change in Italy: From Gramsci to Pasolini to Negri (2011) and Assistant Professor of Italian, Colorado College, USA.
Table of Contents Acknowledgments Preface: Italian Theory and Origin 1 The Fascist Apparatus and Its Archaisms 2 The Pathos of Being: Giovanni Papini 3 The Territorial Nomad: Strapaese and Capture 4 Revolution without Emancipation: Curzio Malaparte or Fascism's Best Pen 5 Another Origin: the Archaic in Carlo Levi Notes Index