Reading Negri: Marxism in the Age of Empire (Creative Marxism)

Antonio Negri is understood within the English-speaking international essentially via his collaborations with Michael Hardt; Empire , Multitude, and Commonwealth became one of the most largely mentioned political works of modern instances. right here, Reading Negri unravels the guidelines and lifetime of the fellow whose paintings has develop into a rallying aspect for college kids, employees, and intellectuals opposing capitalist globalization. It additionally delves into the various thinker's different writings, corresponding to his novel readings of Machiavelli, Descartes, and Spinoza — innovative reinterpretations of the significant texts of Marx — and his works of latest political research. while most crucial debts of Negri concentration merely on his collaborations with Hardt, this insightful choice of essays provides readers with a fuller photo of his options, person who does justice to his skill to exploit the good texts of the philosophical culture to light up the current. This assortment includes essays from students representing a large spectrum of disciplines and pursuits, and provides either feedback of and optimistic statement on Negri's work.

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