Subalternity, Antagonism, Autonomy

Subalternity, Antagonism, Autonomy : Constructing the Political Subject

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In this bold and innovative book, Massimo Modonesi weaves together theory and political practice by relating the concepts of subalternity, antagonism and autonomy to contemporary movements in Latin America and elsewhere.

In a sophisticated account, Modonesi reconstructs the debates between Marxist authors and schools of thought in order to sketch out informed strategies of resistance. He reviews the works of Gramsci, Negri, Castoriadis and Lefort, and engages with the arguments made by E. P. Thompson, Spivak, Laclau and Mouffe.

Subalternity, Antagonism, Autonomy firmly roots key theoretical arguments from a range of critical thinkers within specific political movements in order to recover these concepts as analytical instruments which can help to guide contemporary struggles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 14mm | 320g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Translation
  • 0745334059
  • 9780745334059
  • 1,420,489

Table of contents


Series preface


I. Subalternity

II. Antagonism

III. Autonomy

IV. Articulations

Afterword: Passive Revolutions in Latin America: A Gramscian Approach to the Characterisation of Progressive Governments at the Start of the Century



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About Massimo Modonesi

Massimo Modonesi is a Professor in the Political and Social Sciences Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is the editor of the journals Acta Sociologica and OSAL (Social Sciences Latino-American Council).
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