Communization and Its Discontents: Contestation, Critique, and Contemporary Struggles (Editor: Benjamin Noys)

Can we find alternatives to the failed radical projects of the twentieth-century? What are the possible forms of struggle today? How do we fight back against the misery of our crisis-ridden present? "Communization" is the spectre of the immediate struggle to abolish capitalism and the state, which haunts Europe, Southern California, and wherever the real abstractions of value that shape our lives are contested. Evolving on the terrain of capitalism new practices of the "human strike," autonomous communes, occupation, and insurrection have attacked the alienations of our times. These signs of resistance are scattered and have yet to coalesce, and their future is deliberately precarious and insecure. Bringing together voices from inside and outside of these currents Communization and Its Discontents treats Communization as a problem to be explored rather than a solution. Taking in the new theorisations of Communization proposed by Tiqqun and The Invisible Committee, Théorie Communiste, post-autonomists, and others, it offers critical reflections on the possibilities and the limits of these contemporary forms, strategies, and tactics of struggle.

Contents:
The Fabric of Struggles by Benjamin Noys
The Moment of Communization
1. What are we to do? by Endnotes
2. Communization in the Present Tense by Théorie Communiste
3. Reflections on the Call by Leon de Mattis
Frames of Struggle
4. Now and Never by Alberto Toscano
5. Capitalism: Some Disassembly Required by Nicole Pepperell
6. Work, Work Your Thoughts, and Therein See a Siege by Anthony Iles and Marina Vishmidt
Strategies of Struggle
7. The Double Barricade and the Glass Floor by Jasper Bernes
8. Fire to the Commons by Evan Calder Williams
9. Make Total Destroy by John Cunningham
No Future?
10. Communization and the Abolition of Gender by Maya Andrea Gonzalez
11. Black Box, Black Bloc by Alexander R. Galloway

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