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Franz Mehring

zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung , pp. 50–72. motivated by petty vanity, though he knew that Marx, through a friendship of many years, had overcome his initial mistake. Thus was Sorge in everything: loyal and sincere, and of an inexible rectitude. But he was completely free from what so often

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Automatic Subjects

Gendered Labour and Abstract Life

Kevin Floyd

Antonio Negri is a key touchstone for Thacker’s argument; and as my use of the term potenza above is intended to suggest, these recalibrated relations between ‘living labour’ and ‘life itself’ converge with the depiction of labour in autonomist Marxism in ways that are sometimes implicit, sometimes

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Tony Smith

the living labour capacity’. 4 This initially was accomplished through a fragmentation of the labour process (‘detail labour’). Later, when scientific-technological knowledge – the fruit of the general intellect – advanced sufficiently, systems of machinery were introduced. 5 Living labour was then

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Duy Lap Nguyen

and historical awakening, in which a mass of individuals, dispossessed from the land as well as the traditional bonds which once determined its distribution and use, is ‘at last compelled to face with sober senses [its] real condition of life, and [its] real relations with [its] kind’; 2 the

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Anna Kornbluh

Žlm, the vision guided by an angel, and the dream sequence of Žlms like It’s A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946), Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (David Mirkin, 1997), Sliding Doors (Peter Howitt, 1998), Wayne’s World (Penelope Spheeris, 1992), Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1999) , and Me Myself

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Maria Elisa Burgos Cevasco

. The episodes she registers in her diary illustrate the possibilities of life away for the segregation implicit in the modernising impetus of industrialisation: her brothers and the children of their former slaves play together and share the simple chores of the day, one of her brothers makes a living

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Hermann Klenner, Bastiaan Wielenga and Susanne Lettow

of life, it is experiences of injustice that prompt humans to engage in resistance. Here, the immediate hopes for reparation, for the eradication of injustice and the restoration of law can form the point of departure for the development of a fuller desire for justice as the quintessence of a new

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Andrew Robinson

fragmentary power in everyday life and the force of everyday resistance often suggest). Certainly Negri is not a ‘neo-Marxist’ in the usual sense, and happily poses as a defender of orthodoxy against Eurocommunists and other ‘revisionists’; yet his own views, while rooted deeply in Marxism, are highly

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Carl Freedman

- and early-twentieth-century masters – especially Dickens – whom he so admired. 1 If things had gone as he wished, he would have left behind a double library shelf of more-or-less ‘realistic’ novels about contemporary English life. In fact, he did, in his relatively brief lifetime (1903–50), manage to

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Alberto Toscano

A philosophy for the damaged life The recent misadventures of neoliberalism have been accompanied by renewed invocations of that ‘hybrid domain’, 1 the social: the British Conservative Party sought to disavow its reputation for Thatcherite coldness and cruelty by promoting a ‘Big Society