Austerity and Revolt: Volume 113 (Paperback)

Austerity and Revolt: Volume 113 By Werner Bonefeld (Editor), John Holloway (Editor) Cover Image
By Werner Bonefeld (Editor), John Holloway (Editor)


In recent years we have witnessed massive demonstrations of denial, refusal, and rejection exploding in one country after another. The squares of the world have become organizational focal points for rebellion and repression. What does such collective negation mean, and what comes afterward? This issue explores the forms of a reinvigorated, experimental communism: councils, assemblies, communes, squares, "occupy"s, horizontalism, recovered factories, and cooperative farms and community gardens. Practitioners of this new model of communism as communizing attempt to change fundamental social relations from the bottom up.

By combining insider knowledge with sophisticated theoretical scrutiny, the contributors to this issue approach eruptions of rebellion from a variety of historical, economic, and methodological perspectives. Writing not only "about" but also "within "such forces of progressive resistance around the world, they investigate the complex, hopeful, and contradictory process of creating new social, economic, and political structures through negation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780822368090
ISBN-10: 0822368099
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: June 30th, 2014
Pages: 210
Language: English