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Long before Antonio Negri became famous around the world for his groundbreaking volume Empire, he was infamous across Europe for the incendiary writings contained in this book. Books for Burning consists of five pamphlets that Negri wrote between 1971 and 1977, which attempt to identify and draw lessons from new conditions of class struggle that emerged in the course of th ...more
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Published October 17th 2005 by Verso
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Feb 20, 2010 Bradley rated it liked it
Definitely not full of fiery rhetoric, but controversial nonetheless. I can see why Negri could be incarcerated over these publications. He takes on the nefarious influence of 'capital' that underlies all aspects of human existence (real subsumption). If you are interested in the Grundrisse - Negri gives interesting analysis of that cannonical text from Marx. Yet, for all the rhetoric about the breadth and depth of the problems posed by Capitalism, there is very little in the way of practical st ...more
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Mar 02, 2008 Dave rated it really liked it
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Thick, but informative if you want to understand italy's period of lead and the relation between industrial process and worker's organization. Also an informative piece on autonomism. If you are into an interesting reading of Marx's Grundrisse you might also like this...
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Antonio Negri is an Italian Marxist sociologist and political philosopher, best known for his co-authorship of Empire, and secondarily for his work on Spinoza.
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