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Publications [#348899] of Kenneth J. Surin

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  1. Surin, K, Mao's "on contradiction," mao-hegel/mao-deleuze, Clcweb: Comparative Literature and Culture, vol. 20 no. 3 (September, 2018) [doi]
    (last updated on 2020/09/30)

    © Purdue University. Mao Tse-Tung's famous 1937 essay "On Contradiction" is regarded as a significant attempt to redefine and reapply Marx's notion of a "dialectical contradiction" to the Chinese revolutionary conjuncture of Mao's time. I set out the principles outlined in Mao's essay, before arguing that the revolutionary conjuncture of his time no longer exists in the era of globalization and neoliberalism. I conclude that a new conception of "antagonism" is needed, and revise Mao's position with the aid of the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari.

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