In this bold and innovative book, Massimo Modonesi weaves together theory and political practice by relating the concepts of subalternity, antagonism and autonomy to contemporary movements in Latin America and elsewhere.
In a sophisticated account, Modonesi reconstructs the debates between Marxist authors and schools of thought in order to sketch out informed strategies of resistance. He reviews the works of Gramsci, Negri, Castoriadis and Lefort, and engages with the arguments made by E. P. Thompson, Spivak, Laclau and Mouffe.
Subalternity, Antagonism, Autonomy firmly roots key theoretical arguments from a range of critical thinkers within specific political movements in order to recover these concepts as analytical instruments which can help to guide contemporary struggles.
Massimo Modonesi is a Professor in the Political and Social Sciences Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is the editor of the journals Acta Sociologica and OSAL and the author of Subalternity, Antagonism, Autonomy (Pluto, 2013).
Acknowledgments Series preface Introduction I. Subalternity II. Antagonism III. Autonomy IV. Articulations Afterword: Passive Revolutions in Latin America: A Gramscian Approach to the Characterisation of Progressive Governments at the Start of the Century Notes Bibliography Index