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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 669–706.
Published: 01 October 2017
..., the Chinese Revolution opened the possibility of a reconceptualization of the revolutionary subject itself, one in which the category of “the people” ( renmin ) performed the role of a revolutionary subject always in transformation, critically grounded in the peasantry as the appropriate base of revolutionary...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 73–86.
Published: 01 January 2023
... deployed to fight power could avoid reproducing instances of this same power. Some, like Guy Debord, proposed a framework in which the revolutionary subject employs violence without becoming subject to such violence itself. Others, like Antonio Negri, sought to distinguish among various regimes of violence...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 461–476.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Laura Harris If ’68 marks the emergence of seemingly new kinds of radical practices pursued by new revolutionary subjects, this essay asks how we might understand a strike undertaken by Appalachian coal miners in the early 1970s and its documentation in the film Harlan County, USA . Is this strike...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (4): 773–789.
Published: 01 October 2018
... entangled in culture in the peripheries, foreclose the possibility of emancipatory political practice and internationalist solidarity by excising revolutionary subjects and their practices from the domain of the political. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 critical theory psychoanalysis...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (2): 345–362.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Marco Armiero; Massimo De Angelis The absence of a reflection on revolutionary practices and subjects is the main weakness of the radical critique of the Anthropocene. The risk is to envision the Anthropocene as a space for villains and victims but not for revolutionaries. It is crucial...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (2): 327–338.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Sergio Tischler This article establishes a field of dialogue regarding the idea of the revolutionary and rebel subject between the Zapatista movement (EZLN) and critical theory thinkers, particularly Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. It highlights the notions of the antihegemonic subject...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 267–289.
Published: 01 April 2016
... social and political conditions that have led to it in the first place. In Benyus’s writings and lectures, we once again find the capacity for mimetic affiliations between humans and nonhumans capable of generating a revolutionary subjectivity that will free us from the “spell” of ecological...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (3): 547–578.
Published: 01 July 2014
...-psycho-affective subjectivity. It becomes an indefinable force representing the possibility of political praxis outside the space of normalized forms of politics. Under conditions of oppression it is a constant revolutionary becoming, opening up a possi- bility for an alternative regime of being...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (1): 226–239.
Published: 01 January 2019
... that postapartheid has been unable to overcome. The antiapartheid generation now in political power in South Africa came of age on Cold War–era formulations of revolutionary time in which the future was parsed in stages toward socialism. In particular, a Marxist-Leninist analysis was formulated for South Africa...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (2): 487–503.
Published: 01 April 2011
... as revolutionary consciousness. Finally, I describe how victorious Liberal elites used the trope of race war to criminalize community insurgents, whose leaders were subject to trial, imprisonment, and execution, and stress the importance of linking national political struggles to local-level conflicts...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., and Deleuze and Guattari, I emphasize the interrelated themes of the distribution of excess, the socius or virtual body of the social, and the reproduction of form. Taking as an example California’s recent struggles to make good on what some have viewed as the revolutionary potential of solar, this essay...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (4): 693–711.
Published: 01 October 2022
... and overcome fundamental problems of subjectivity under historical capitalism and in revolutionary political action. Part 1 of the article returns to The Birth of Biopolitics (1978–1979) and discusses four problems that Foucault identified as problems to be negated and overcome in political action...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 707–725.
Published: 01 October 2017
.... But abolition of law can be presented both as a progressive erosion of legal form and as an antagonistic terrain crossed by class subjectivities. Consequently, the relationship between the law of the commons and the abolition of law can be presented as an open, dualistic dynamic between two aspects...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 79–89.
Published: 01 January 2013
... could never be revolutionary forces in themselves” (1977: 80). Since les damnés could not become the communist wretched at all and as the damned translated as the wretched lost all its political power, Fanon’s term was not allowed to enter the (European) pantheon of revolutionary subjects...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (4): 863–864.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Program. Professor Saldaña is a member of the editorial board of Social Text and a member of the organizing collective for the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas. She has published several articles on revolutionary subjectivity, race, and repre- sentation...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (3): 581–598.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of independence on June 30, 1960, to the coup by President Joseph Kasa-Vubu and Mobutu on September 15, 1960, that removed him from power, that inaugurated the violent rule of Mobutu. There is, then, just before death and because of death, the event: the killing that cannot bury the revolutionary subject...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 January 2023
... , has sought to analyze and advance the new protest cycle by proposing to understand them as the emergence of a destituent revolutionary project where political subjectivity in the modern sense, a conscious agent with a vision of future society, is refused. The Invisible Committee's books...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (4): 965–973.
Published: 01 October 2011
... the radical break with a given situation one should rather abstain from acting altogether—as every political action will be complicit with capitalo-­parliamentarism.10 But if political acting is deemed impossible— unless the grand revolutionary subject appears out of nowhere—one can hope only...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 835–849.
Published: 01 October 2017
..., dramatic, and evenemential aspect of institutional innovation; instead, it is meant as a process of destitution of old power that also expresses the constituency of a revolutionary subject. If we wish...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 259–264.
Published: 01 January 2011
...- talism. Initially, traditional Marxism conceived the industrial working class as the subject of history. However, with the failure of the working class to become a revolutionary subject of history, the search was on for a succes- sor. Was it Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno’s marginalized intellec...