Canguilhem

By Stuart Elden

On Valentine’s day 1966, Louis Althusser wrote to his translator and lover Franca Madonia, mentioning that he had met up with Georges Canguilhem, his former teacher. Canguilhem was described by Althusser as “one of our old masters, a fierce man, angry, shy and violent, who convinced himself, … Read More

Our Psychiatric Future

Our everyday lives are increasingly intertwined with psychiatry and discussions of mental health. Yet the dominant medical discipline of psychiatry remains surrounded by controversy. Is there an ‘epidemic’ of mental ill health in contemporary societies? Is mental distress really an illness like any other, treatable by drugs? Can psychiatrists differentiate … Read More

Neoliberalism: Key Concepts

Why we wrote the book.

By Damien Cahill and Martijn Konings

There are plenty of books on neoliberalism, so why write another one? Indeed, each of us have written plenty about neoliberalism in the past – so write add to this already massive literature?

The answer is simple – because … Read More