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    DescriptionIn 2004 and 2005, Antonio Negri held ten workshops at the Collge International de Philosophie in Paris to formulate a new political grammar of the postmodern. Biopolitics, biopowers, control, the multitude, people, war, borders, dependency and interdependency, state, nation, the common, difference, resistance, subjective rights, revolution, freedom, democracy: these are just a few of the themes Negri addressed in these experimental laboratories. Postmodernity, Negri suggests, can be described as a "porcelain factory": a delicate and fragile construction that could be destroyed through one clumsy act. Looking across twentieth century history, Negri warns that our inability to anticipate future developments has already placed coming generations in serious jeopardy. Describing the years 1917-1968 as the "short century," Negri suggests that by the end of it, all of the familiar markers of modernity (including that of socialism) had lost their relevance. Confronted with an intolerable reality, indignation and the revolutionary will to transform the world have both taken new forms and must be understood anew, free of modernist assumptions. In the impassioned debates recounted in this book, Antonio Negri attempts to describe the formation of an alternative political horizon and looks for a way to define the practices and modes of expression that democracy could take.Antonio Negri is a philosopher and essay writer. A political and social activist in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy, he taught political sciences for many years and has written numerous books on political philosophy including Marx beyond Marx (1979), The Savage Anomaly (1983), Insurgencies (1997); and in collaboration with Michael Hardt, Empire (2000) and Multitude (2004).


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    Title
    The Porcelain Workshop
    Subtitle
    For a New Grammar of Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antonio Negri, Translated by Noura Wedell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781584350569
    ISBN 10: 1584350563
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL032000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15220
    DC22: 149.97
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: JA71 .N445 2008
    Thema V1.0: JP, QDTS
    Publisher
    AUTONOMEDIA
    Imprint name
    Semiotext (E)
    Publication date
    11 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Antonio Negri is a philosopher, essay writer, and teacher. A political and social activist in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy, he has taught political science for many years and has written numerous books on political philosophy, including Marx beyond Marx, The Savage Anomaly, Insurgencies, The Porcelain Workshop: For a New Grammar of Politics (Semiotext(e)), and, in collaboration with Michael Hardt, Empire, Multitude, and Commonwealth.