The Porcelain Workshop: For a New Grammar of Politics

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In 2004 and 2005, Antonio Negri held ten workshops at the Collège International dePhilosophie in Paris to formulate a new political grammar of the postmodern. Biopolitics, biopowers,control, the multitude, people, war, borders, dependency and interdependency, state, nation, the common, difference, resistance, subjective rights, revolution, freedom, democracy: these are just a few of the themes Negri addressed in these experimental laboratories. Postmodernity, Negri suggests,can be described as a "porcelain ...

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Overview

In 2004 and 2005, Antonio Negri held ten workshops at the Collège International dePhilosophie in Paris to formulate a new political grammar of the postmodern. Biopolitics, biopowers,control, the multitude, people, war, borders, dependency and interdependency, state, nation, the common, difference, resistance, subjective rights, revolution, freedom, democracy: these are just a few of the themes Negri addressed in these experimental laboratories. Postmodernity, Negri suggests,can be described as a "porcelain factory": a delicate and fragile construction that could be destroyed through one clumsy act. Looking across twentieth century history, Negri warns that our inability to anticipate future developments has already placed coming generations in serious jeopardy. Describing the years 1917-1968 as the "short century," Negri suggests that by the end of it, all of the familiar markers of modernity (including that of socialism) had lost their relevance. Confronted with an intolerable reality, indignation and the revolutionary will to transform the world have both taken new forms and must be understood anew, free of modernist assumptions. In the impassioned debates recounted in this book, Antonio Negri attempts to describe the formation of an alternative political horizon and looks for a way to define the practices and modes of expression that democracy could take.Antonio Negri is a philosopher and essay writer. Apolitical and social activist in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy, he taught political sciences for many years and has written numerous books on political philosophy including Marx beyond Marx (1979), TheSavage Anomaly (1983), Insurgencies (1997); and in collaboration with Michael Hardt, Empire (2000)and Multitude (2004).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584350569
  • Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Antonio Negri is a philosopher, essay writer, and teacher. A political and social activist in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy, he has taught political science for many years and has written numerous books on political philosophy, including Marx beyond Marx, The Savage Anomaly,Insurgencies, The Porcelain Workshop: For a New Grammar of Politics (Semiotext(e)), and,in collaboration with Michael Hardt, Empire, Multitude, andCommonwealth.

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Table of Contents


Preface     7
Modern and Postmodern: the Caesura     13
The Work of the Multitude and the Biopolitical Fabric     29
Between Globalization and Exodus: Peace and War     47
Beyond Private and Public: the Common     61
Postmodern Critique as Marginal Resistance     77
Difference and Resistance: From the Postmodern Caesura to the Ontological Constitution of What is to Come (a-venir)     91
From the Right to Resistance to Constituent Power     109
Government and Governance: For a Critique of "Forms of Government"     127
Decision and Organization     143
The Time of Common Freedom     161
Conclusion     171
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