Autonomy: capitalism, class and politics

Eden, David Autonomy: capitalism, class and politics. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.

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Author Eden, David
Title Autonomy: capitalism, class and politics
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey
Publisher Ashgate
Publication year 2012
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9781409411741
Language eng
Total number of pages 292
Collection year 2013
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Autonomy: Capital, Class and Politics explores and critiques one of the most dynamic terrains of political theory, sometimes referred to as 'Autonomist Marxism' or post-Operaismo. This theory shot to prominence with the publication of Empire by Hardt and Negri and has been associated with cutting edge developments in political and cultural practice; yet there exists no work that critically examines it in its contemporary breadth.

Taking three divergent manifestations of Autonomist Marxism found in the works of Antonio Negri and Paulo Virno, the Midnight Notes Collective and John Holloway, David Eden examines how each approach questions the nature of class and contemporary capitalism and how they extrapolate politics. Not only is such juxtaposition both fruitful and unprecedented but Eden then constructs critiques of each approach and draws out deeper common concerns.

Suggesting a novel rethinking of emancipatory praxis, this book provides a much needed insight into the current tensions and clashes within society and politics.
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Created: Wed, 25 Jul 2012, 10:42:23 EST by Elmari Louise Whyte on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies