The Politics of Subversion

The Politics of Subversion : A Manifesto for the Twenty-first Century

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A major new statement by a notorious political theorist, on the experiences of "postmodern" society. He examines the new forms of exploitation, struggle and social organization which characterize the final years of the 20th century. Negri shows how new technology and the break-up of the factory as the traditional work-place have created new social subjects whose value is no longer tied to their skill. Capitalism has become totalized but, he argues, not monolithic, and the possibilities for subversion have increased. This book draws on the work of Marx, Foucault and Deleuze, and is a rethinking of traditional Marxist theory. It engages with issues such as Green politics and the future of the working class in Britain and Europe.show more

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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 493g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Italian
  • 0745606016
  • 9780745606019

Table of contents

Part 1:Paris 1986, 26 November - 10 December; the end of the century; from the mass worker to the socialized worker - and beyond;rom the factory to the ecological machine; the world economy of the socialized worker; expropriation in mature capitalism; the antagonistic production of subjectivity; autonomy, from clandestinity to the party. Part 2:letter to Felix Guttari on "social practice'; journeys through civil society (in memory of Peter Bruckner); state and class in the phase of real subsumption; some notes on the concept of the nuclear state; postmodern; towards new values?.show more

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