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The Anomie of the Earth: Philosophy, Politics, and Autonomy in Europe and the Americas

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Federico Luisetti
Federico Luisetti

Federico Luisetti is Professor of Italian Studies, Comparative Literature, and Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Una vita: pensiero selvaggio e filosofia dell'intensità (A Life: Savage Thought and Philosophy of Intensity).

John Pickles is Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-Coded World.

Wilson Kaiser is Assistant Professor of English at Edward Waters College in Florida.

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John Pickles
John Pickles

Federico Luisetti is Professor of Italian Studies, Comparative Literature, and Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Una vita: pensiero selvaggio e filosofia dell'intensità (A Life: Savage Thought and Philosophy of Intensity).

John Pickles is Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-Coded World.

Wilson Kaiser is Assistant Professor of English at Edward Waters College in Florida.

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Wilson Kaiser
Wilson Kaiser

Federico Luisetti is Professor of Italian Studies, Comparative Literature, and Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Una vita: pensiero selvaggio e filosofia dell'intensità (A Life: Savage Thought and Philosophy of Intensity).

John Pickles is Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-Coded World.

Wilson Kaiser is Assistant Professor of English at Edward Waters College in Florida.

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Duke University Press
ISBN electronic:
978-0-8223-7545-6
Publication date:
2015

The contributors to The Anomie of the Earth explore the convergences and resonances between Autonomist Marxism and decolonial thinking. In discussing and rejecting Carl Schmitt's formulation of the nomos—a conceptualization of world order based on the Western tenets of law and property—the authors question the assumption of universal political subjects and look towards politics of the commons divorced from European notions of sovereignty. They contrast European Autonomism with North and South American decolonial and indigenous conceptions of autonomy, discuss the legacies of each, and examine social movements in the Americas and Europe. Beyond orthodox Marxism, their transatlantic exchanges point to the emerging categories disclosed by the collapse of the colonial and capitalist frameworks of Western modernity.

Contributors. Joost de Bloois, Jodi A. Byrd, Gustavo Esteva, Silvia Federici, Wilson Kaiser, Mara Kaufman, Frans-Willem Korsten, Federico Luisetti, Sandro Mezzadra, Walter D. Mignolo, Benjamin Noys, John Pickles, Alvaro Reyes, Catherine Walsh, Gareth Williams, Zac Zimmer

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