Angels of love in the unhappiness factory

Eden, Dave (2012) Angels of love in the unhappiness factory. Subjectivity, 5 1: 15-35. doi:10.1057/sub.2011.23

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Author Eden, Dave
Title Angels of love in the unhappiness factory
Journal name Subjectivity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-6341
Publication date 2012-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1057/sub.2011.23
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 35
Total pages 21
Editor Stevphen Shukaitis
Joanna Figiel
Place of publication Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The connections between the social relations of capitalism and the creation of subjectivity have always been of interest to anti-capitalists and rebels. Two questions are interlaced here: How does capital achieve popular support and what is the possibility of a revolutionary subject? The second question attempted to pierce the reality of the first. Following Marx, the answer was found in the proletariat: that the expansion of the employment of labour-power would lead to a class encased in radical chains. This class would then yell, ‘I am nothing and I should be everything’. However, today it can be hard to find in the exploitation of labour-power the force that can end this exploitation, and subjectivity seems to be more a product of increasingly mystifying flows and mutations that tend towards the crassly conformist or the theologically suicidal. Yet, various post-workerist theorists argue that if we look at the contemporary labour-processes – which now escape the workplace proper – we find a key insight to the creation of subjectivity.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Collective Becomings

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