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Tiqqun is a French collective of authors and activists formed in 1999. The group published two journal volumes in 1999 and 2001 (in which the collective author " The Invisible Committee" first appeared) as well as the books Introduction to Civil War and This Is Not a Program (both published by Semitext(e)).

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Makes a perfect gift 7 Aug 2013
By Alex S. - Published on Amazon.com
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Tied of the same-old crypto-normativist treaties? Does your autonomous heteronomy get in the way of your heteronomous autonomy? Find yourself sick and tired of straddling the line between readerly texts and writerly texts?

If so then this book is for you! The Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young Girl will grant you the intellectual fortitude you need to spend your time contemplating the colonization of the body by the systematic attacks of the capitalist system. If you HAVE, or WANT, a keen understanding of how misogyny simultaneously celebrates and denigrates love and beauty then this is the book you NEED.
15 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Fantasmagoric political Joyce 2 July 2012
By eurydike - Published on Amazon.com
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This review is a commodity space for the advertisement of the liquidity of our collective integrity.

I say we march, but only if it gets on all the major media.

Congratulations. You are confused.

When things fall apart, let them fall apart.

My life is the way the seabird flies.
12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A bravura exegetical post-Proudhon analysis.. 30 Dec 2012
By Belmonticus - Published on Amazon.com
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Read this book with a fever!...in fact, it is best encountered with a serious case of the flu, or even malaria. It will not disappoint. I utter not hagiography, but say this simply to lead you not to underestimate its power, its insight, and its rightful place on your book shelf.

This work simply demands post-coherent, sub-cortical processes, and as such, may allow the reader to enter into, as Proust said, the "interiors which precede, and bequeath, all that is fertile to the minds and loins of young women on Paris streets on April days."

A judicious review of this book requires pyretic and febrile intentions---and possibly requires the same in social conditions---to locate and psyco-neurotomatize the arguments made, so forcefully. In the French and Belgian tradition, there is a natural recourse to negate the obvious attempt of many thinkers to lessen the sting of rebuke, by insinuating 'reductio de gustibus non est disputandum'---to assert putative anthro-institutional pre-structuralist antecedents. In fact, none exist here. Much will be needed, and required, to ably to survive the encounter of a close reading (pun attempted.) Not since Foucault have we seen such a penetrating and defenestrational assault on convention, morals, and ontology---and on the life of young girls and their desires. Be prepared.

You will be surprised at the intangible epistio-Anarchic-feminist logolisms. Your appreciation of the determinants of, and moreover, the very question of null-value counter-economic conditions (and especially of gender based insurrectionary feeling states) will yield much in understanding of the semio-Cartesian determinants of youthful sexuality in our times; and on the perverse effects on the working conditions of young women everywhere, the jury must decide, to convict! And here, it is to Engels, to Stewart, and to Colbert, that we must turn if we are to thoroughly integrate post-exclusionary theory with what one reviewer so rightfully observed is, cumulatively, the "fully developed theory of the impracticable, the desultory, the profane, and of the banishment of IT!"

If this itself were not sufficient, the arguments presented here are, none-the-less, situated and localized, in situ---critically and synthetically---as ontic and as derived from Marxian situationalisms as any other program proposed, to date. Neither this work, nor those who honor and espouse the ethico-transgenic moral interstitial approach to morals and sexuality, and their radical critique, can avoid its conclusions.

I recommend this book!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Don't read this 1 July 2014
By IsabellaC - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an exercise in barely disguised left-wing misogyny with a dollop of French racism (watch out for the "beurettes dressed like prostitutes"). I can't believe anyone on the left takes this stuff seriously
7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Young girl slave revolt any dat now. 14 Jan 2013
By Elizabeth Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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Young Girl Theoretics. Finally I realize why even old hairy men smell like temple prostitutes these days.
Everyone must have a sexual relationship with capital. etc.
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