Austerity and Revolt

An issue of: South Atlantic Quarterly

Austerity and Revolt
Journal Issue Pages: 232 Volume 113, Number 2 Published: Spring 2014 An issue of South Atlantic Quarterly
Special Issue Editor(s): Werner Bonefeld, John Holloway
 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 special issue explores the forms of a reinvigorated, experimental communism: councils, assemblies, communes, squares, occupys, 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.
 
Werner Bonefeld is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of York. John Holloway is Professor of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Puebla.
 
Contributors
Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar
Werner Bonefeld
Alberto Bonnet
Craig Browne
Greig Charnock
Massimo De Angelis
Ana C. Dinerstein
Silvia Federici
Richard Gunn
John Holloway
Katerina Nasioka
Marina Sitrin
Simon Susen
Sergio Tischler
Massimiliano Tomba
Adrian Wilding
 

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