Paper $37.00 ISBN: 9780745334059 Published November 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745334066 Published November 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Subalternity, Antagonism, Autonomy: Constructing the Political Subject

Massimo Modonesi

Subalternity, Antagonism, Autonomy: Constructing the Political Subject

Massimo Modonesi

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $37.00 ISBN: 9780745334059 Published November 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745334066 Published November 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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.

Contents

Acknowledgments
Series preface
Introduction
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
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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