This article explores the continuities and schisms between the politics of the commons and communism. Broadly, it aims to challenge the assumption that commons discourse is a subsumption or overcoming of the communist idea. Instead it offers the material possibilities of “common singularity” to entwine and illuminate specific traditions of radical thought, which might speak to a commonism in more than name.
Commonists like Us
Peter Hitchcock is professor of English at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is also associate director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the Graduate Center. His books include Dialogics of the Oppressed (1992), Oscillate Wildly (1999), The Long Space (2010), and Labor in Culture (2017).
Peter Hitchcock; Commonists like Us. the minnesota review 1 November 2019; 2019 (93): 75–82. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00265667-7737283
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