Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics

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Michael Hardt, Paolo Virno, Sandra Buckley, Brian Massumi
University of Minnesota Press, 2006 - Political Science - 270 pages
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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 Collège 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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A great anthology for those interested in learning more about Workerism. Of course, feminism is given short-shrift. Read full review

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Radical Thought in Italy
Radical Thought in Italy. A Potential Politics. Paolo Virno and Michael Hardt, editors. Radical Thought in Italy. $25.00 Paper ISBN: 0-8166-4924-3 ...
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Social capital, value, and measure
In P. Virno & M. Hardt (Eds.), Radical thought in Italy: A potential politics (pp. 150-156). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. ...
portal.acm.org/ citation.cfm?id=639516.639528

Re//Fusing Structures
*Paolo Virno, “Vitruosity and Revoltuion: The Political Theory of Exodus,” Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics. Ed. Michael Hardt and Paolo Virno ...
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Fibreculture Journal
Paul Colilli and Ed Emory in Radical Thought in Italy: a Potential Politics, eds. Paolo Virno and Michael Hardt (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, ...
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Ronald Walter Greene - Orator Communist - Philosophy and Rhetoric 39:1
In Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics, ed. Paulo Virno and Michael Hardt, 261–62. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P. Greene, Ronald Walter. 1998. ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ philosophy_and_rhetoric/ v039/ 39.1greene.html

La Multitudine, The Multitude
La Multitudine, The Multitude: some ideas and problematisations. Work in Progress. The idea of the multitude crops up in a lot of C17th political philsophy ...
www.generation-online.org/ c/ cmultitude.htm

Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies
Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies. Jack Z. Bratich. I’ve Got You Under My Skin: Digging Kerry Out and Burying the Bones(men) ...
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ephemera
(1996) Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics. Minneapolis and. London: University of Minnesota Press, 189-210. Emma Dowling is a doctoral candidate ...
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What in the hell … :: … is the weight of dead tradition ...
In Radical Thought In Italy: A Potential Politics, edited by Paolo Virno and Michael Hardt. Minnesota: Universtiy of Minnesota Press, 1996. 133-147. ...
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JSTOR: Affective Labor
For a definition and analysis of immaterial labor, see Maurizio Lazzarato, "Immaterial Labor," in Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics, ed. ...
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About the author (2006)

Sandra Buckley is Professor of East Asian Studies at Griffith University, Australia.

Brian Massumi is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the State University of New York, Albany.

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