× Riot. Strike. Riot. ã Download by × Joshua Clover rinse and repeat.
Ferguson Tottenham Clichy Sous Bois Oakland Within Capital S Core, The Riot Looms Increasingly Large Within The Repertoire Of Struggles Rather Than Inchoate Spasms Or Immiserated Absence Of The Revolutionary Idea, This Book Locates The Riot Within Longue Dur E Of Capitalist Transformation Facts Not Failures Just As The Turn To The Strike Two Centuries Ago Signaled Recompositions Of Class And Society, The Return Of The Riot Testifies To Current Possibilities Of Anticapitalist Struggle, Featuring Radicalized Struggle Beyond The Labor Market Following The Post Course Riot Strike Riot, The Book Departs From Lapsed Models Of Party And Revolution, Showing How Shifting Global Strategies To Restore Profitability Since The S Must Inevitably Open Onto Circulation Struggles Which Pass Through Riot, And Whose Horizon Is The Commune Clover s analysis of rioting and striking and how they relate is in depth and insightful but is one of the worst examples of using unnecessarily complex language to get a point across that I ve ever seen Reading this was a chore.
An extremely useful economic historical theory of riot strike riot prime.
Clover s book provides not only the tools but the provocation to engage riots and strikes much in thought and discussion Delineating the two while marking their relations, and thinking through their sites and associations Riots against prices at scenes of circulation the marketplace Strikes against wages albeit prices of a kind at scenes of labor the factory floor.
A good summary and introduction to the insurrectionary communist debate It covers concepts as class recomposition, deindustrialization, surplus population, counterlogistics, communes Engaging intellectual exploration of the impetus behind, and the difference between, the riot and the strike, how they are deployed and to what purpose, and the usefulness of this tool of the people in contemporary political and economic strife I received an ecopy from the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I am not going to say much However, this book was very, very good with an innovative analysisthat surprisingly makes sense I liked it a lot.
This is one of the better and coherent turns of the contemporary ultraleft, left communism, and or north american anarchism in recent years I think Clover is most sympathetic to the communization literature Dauve, Theorie Communiste, Endnotes while drawing out the fully racialized conclusions that an analysis surplus populations demands Clover s analysis is not without problems most notably a kind of subterranean teleology in its historicism and I must say I could have done without the attempts to turn analysis into poetry Overall, however, it succeeds in providing a coherent reading of the importance of riots, which takes them as at least somewhat determined by or resultant from their context namely, shifts in global capitalism Chapters 5 7 are particularly effective in this regard For the most part, Clover does not fall into the kind of romanticism one Very well written, Joshua Clover has gathered a lot of interesting and diverse topics related to historic and contemporary Riots and Strikes The most memorable and interesting parts of this book for me were the sources that was referenced by the writer to further clarify the point Overall I recommend this book to everyone, also a great read to further understand political economy in relation to workers movements in historic and contemporary Riots.