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The Politics of Transindividuality
In this stimulating and wide-ranging study, Jason Read uses the concept of transindividuality to re-examine social relation sand subjectivity.
The Politics of Transindividuality reexamines social relations and subjectivity through the concept of transindividuality. Transindividuality is understood as the mutual constitution of individuality and collectivity, and as such it intersects with politics and economics, philosophical speculation and political practice.

While the term transindividuality is drawn from the work of Gilbert Simondon, this book views it broadly, examining such canonical figures as Spinoza, Hegel, and Marx, as well as contemporary debates involving Étienne Balibar, Bernard Stiegler, and Paolo Virno. Through these intersecting aspects and interpretations of transindividuality, the book proposes to examine anew the intersection of politics and economics through their mutual constitution of affects, imagination, and subjectivity.
  • "Among the rapidly expanding ensemble of high quality research on the topic of "transindividuality," Jason Read’s exploration stands out for its philosophical depth, comprehensive discussion of sources, and creative contribution to a renewed Marxist interpretation. It definitely provides a fresh departure."
    —Étienne Balibar, author of The Philosophy of Marx