Social Revolution and the Commons

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De Angelis, M. 2014. Social Revolution and the Commons. South Atlantic Quarterly. 113 (2), pp. 299-311.
AuthorsDe Angelis, M.
Abstract

What does it mean to say no to a capitalist social system that has the power to put life to
work for its own development and, in so doing, shapes subjectivities, horizons, architectures,
urban and rural spaces, life rhythms, ecologies, and polities in its own image? This question
arises with particular urgency in the midst of one of the deepest capitalist crises, with its
catastrophic social and ecological consequences. This article argues that the answer to our
question resides ultimately in a particular type of social power, one that recomposes the social
practice of the commons to achieve autonomy from capital, especially and initially in matters of
social reproduction (food, health, care, housing, knowledge, and education).

JournalSouth Atlantic Quarterly
Journal citation113 (2), pp. 299-311
ISSN1527-8026
0038-2876
Year2014
PublisherDuke University Press
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CC BY-NC
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1215/00382876-2643630
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Print2014
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Deposited09 Nov 2016
Copyright information© 2014 Duke University Press
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South Atlantic Quarterly: Austerity and Revolt
Volume 113, Number 2, Spring 2014 Werner Bonefeld and John Holloway, Special Issue Editors

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