Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics

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Overview

Over the past several decades, Italian revolutionary politics has offered a model for new forms of political thinking. Radical Thought in Italy continues that tradition by providing an original view of the potential for a radical democratic politics today that speaks not only to the Italian situation but also to a broadly international context. First, the essays settle accounts with the culture of cynicism, opportunism, and fear that has come to permeate the Left. They then proceed to analyze the new difficulties and possibilities opened by current economic conditions and the crisis of the welfare state. Finally, the authors propose a series of new concepts that are helpful in rethinking revolution for our times. Contributors: Giorgio Agamben, U of Verona and Coll├Ęge Internationale de Philosophie, Paris; Massimo De Carolis, U of Salerno; Alisa Del Re, U of Padua; Augusto Illuminati, U of Urbino; Maurizio Lazzarato; Antonio Negri, U of Paris VIII; Franco Piperno, U of Calabria; Marco Revelli, U of Turin; Rossana Rossanda; Carlo Vercellone; Adelino Zanini. Paolo Virno is the author of several books, including the recently translated A Grammar of the Multitude. Michael Hardt is professor of literature and romance studies at Duke University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816649242
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/2006
  • Series: Theory Out Of Bounds
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: Laboratory Italy
Michael Hardt
1
Ch. 2 The Ambivalence of Disenchantment
Paolo Virno
13
Ch. 3 Toward a Phenomenology of Opportunism
Massimo De Carolis
37
Ch. 4 Weak Thought between Being and Difference
Adelino Zanini
53
Ch. 5 Two Hundred Questions for Anyone Who Wants to Be Communist in the 1990s
Rossana Rossanda
61
Ch. 6 The Anomaly and Exemplariness of the Italian Welfare State
Carlo Vercellone
81
Ch. 7 Women and Welfare: Where Is Jocasta?
Alisa Del Re
99
Ch. 8 Worker Identity in the Factory Desert
Marco Revelli
115
Ch. 9 Technological Innovation and Sentimental Education
Franco Piperno
123
Ch. 10 Immaterial Labor
Maurizio Lazzarato
133
Ch. 11 Form-of-Life
Giorgio Agamben
151
Ch. 12 Beyond Human Rights
Giorgio Agamben
159
Ch. 13 Unrepresentable Citizenship
Augusto Illuminati
167
Ch. 14 Virtuosity and Revolution: The Political Theory of Exodus
Paolo Virno
189
Ch. 15 Constituent Republic
Antonio Negri
213
Ch. 16 Do You Remember Revolution?
Lucio Castellano, Arrigo Cavallina, Giustino Cortiana, Mario Dalmaviva,
Luciano Ferrari Bravo, Chicco Funaro, Antonio Negri, Paolo Pozzi, Franco
Tommei, Emilio Vesce, and Paolo Virno
225
Ch. 17 Do You Remember Counterrevolution?
Paolo Virno
241
 
Glossary of Concepts 261
Contributors 263
Index 267
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