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Observing that capitalist crises have now entered into a persistent delirium, this chapter presents capitalism as a system in a perpetual state of panic and yet economically vigorous, both demented and operationally continuous. In the shadow of what Korsten sees as the Marxian analytical failure to grapple with this new capitalist delirium, he turns to a different, anthropological conception of economy in its relation to life in order to explore some of the successful responses that have been launched against the capitalist colonization of the everyday. Korsten sees the composition of dispersed social movements that fundamentally change the codes by which resistance can be understood to be exemplified in globally dispersed economic and social movements extending from Tiqqun and Precarias a la Deriva in Europe, to the Colectivo Situaciones and social geography movements in North and South America. Whereas Marxism read the working class as the universal subject whose interests were the interests of all, a conception of political subjectivity that led to the party state, Korsten argues that we can no longer speak about political structure through the lens of one privileged subject position. Instead, he interprets our current situation as one in which different groupuscules and movements embody heterogeneous, often incompatible styles of living. If considered as the current metamorphosis of class struggle, these dispersed movements, these always potentially diverse forms of pretiosity, are anchored in webs of relations that capitalism can never capitalize.

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