Empire's New Clothes
Reading Hardt and Negri
Edited by Paul Passavant, Jodi Dean
Published November 12th 2003 by Routledge – 336 pages
"An extraordinary set of essays by prominent social and legal theorists-bold, accessible, critical and timely. By highlighting legal processes in Hardt and Negri's model of a new global order, these essays reveal some of the innovations and limitations of their call for revolutionary action by the multitudes." -- Eve Darian-Smith, University of California at Berkeley
"Hardt and Negri's magisterial Empire has evoked passionate controversies and debates. The studies collected in this volume critically engage a wide range of themes in Hardt and Negri from the nature of globalization to the environment and the media in Empire. Through intense dialogue and the debate with Hardt and Negri, the articles collected in Empire's New Cloths raise fundamental issues of theory and practice in the contemporary era." -- Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles
"Offers thoughtful and thought-provoking discussions of different facts of Hardt and Negri's argument, ranging from philosophical issues of sovereignty and citizenship to issues in globalization, political protest, gender and the environment…Conceived before September 11th, but produced in its aftermath, the essays also offer stimulating thoughts on the relevance of the theoretical issues discussed to everyday politics, and visa versa." -- Arif Dirlik, University of Oregon
Paul Passavant is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Jodi Dean is Associate Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the author or editor of five books, including Aliens in America: Conspiracy Culture from Outerspace to Cyperspace (1997) and Cultural Studies and Political Theory (2000).