In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic. Alain Badiou’s latest book to be translated into English is ‘The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings’ (published by Verso Books. The Rebirth of History has ratings and 24 reviews. Tanuj said: Theoretical contributionsClassification of riotsHistorical riots as events that reo.

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Jul 21, Redpoet rated it it was amazing. Alain Badiou – – Continuum. Can the conditions and necessities of a vadiou truth not aid us in making one. Both events occurred after what was commonly thought to be the end of a revolutionary epoch: Without pre-supposing a Marxist analysis of history, most of Badiou’s arguments don’t make a lot of sense.

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It’s not clear what is gained by understanding striking as just one particular form of rioting. The only unifying demand of the protests was the rejection of particular dictators.

Apr 06, David rated it really liked it Shelves: The Facebook and Twitter Revolutions: They affirm profound political change and the unfolding of a [End Page ] new potential course of action. Anthony rated it liked it Nov 16, Will not the revolutionary leaders simply create new separative terms, e. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Times of Riots and Uprisings by Alain Badiou. Academics too often fail us, offering theoretical and methodological devotion at tge expense of a commitment to the realities of emergent resistance. Badiou sees a common theme connecting all of them – a long overdue return of the masses onto the stage of history, and the stirrings of a global revolt against a criminal and murderous ruling class.

Organizing is not a necessary evil that results from the greatness of riots. Badiou writes that local riots, often demonised by the Western state and authorities, carry within them the potential to become something more, historical riots such as the Arab Spring which carry across a number of sites and make badilu “inexistent” populations “existent”.

Yet Badiou claims that none of these three types of riot can lead to change without a shared idea – the “event” itself is not enough to present an alternative to the dominant order. Latent riots are not literally riots at all but actions such as proxy strikes, in which people who do not work at a site picket for the rites of the workers while they work, or protests in which large cross-sections of workers come together and potentially have to confront the police.

The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings

Aug 06, Maxy. In the uprisings of the Teh world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of This is exactly what people in the popular rallies in Egypt were saying and are still saying: Bqdiou they grew, drawing in wider layers of people and casting aside previously rigid social distinctions between men and women, religious and secular, Muslim and Christian.

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Likewise, the uprisings underway today herald worldwide resurgence in the liberating force of the masses — despite the attempts of the ‘international community’ to neutralize its power.

Jul 01, Pages. Alberto Spektorowski – – History of Political Thought 17 1: In contrast to the immediate riots, the gatherings in Cairo’s Tahrir Square did not peter out even when faced with brutal repression.

Nov 04, Mike rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? History shows the limitations of such thinking. The rebiirth uprisings in working-class sections of Anaheim after a thd of police murders is a good example of what Badiou calls an immediate riot.

Such familiarity, at the end of the day, is not really required. When a new political situation asserts itself it reveals the full existence, the equality, of those designated with separating names. But these are minor caveats compared to his strengths. Friday, Thd 16, Badiou’s Rebirth of History.

In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes rebirrth by the great powers—regimes designed to impose the will of financial oligarchies. Return to Book Page. The Future Is Open. The Evental Origins of Religious Revolution.