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Precarious Communism

Precarious Communism

Manifest Mutations, Manifesto Detourned

Richard Gilman-Opalsky (Author)

$23.00
  • Publisher: Minor Compositions
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 148
  • Released: Jul 15, 2014
  • ISBN-13: 9781570272929

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How does one demonstrate the enduring relevance of a sacred text but to help it speak to present times? This is what churches do with the Bible and what Marxists do with the writings of Marx. Richard Gilman-Opalsky offers a book-length détournement of The Communist Manifesto as a loving blasphemy, as a grateful revolt, both for and against the original text. Gilman-Opalsky detourns the 1848 manifesto as an exploration of its ongoing applicability, as well as its failures, in relation to capitalism and its evolving crises. Precarious Communism explores long-form détournement as a tool for critical theory. But most importantly, Gilman-Opalsky’s new book is a mutant manifesto of its own that makes the case for an autonomist and millennial Marxism, for the many movements of precarious communism.

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