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Semiotext(e) / Intervention #15: Factories of Knowledge, Industries of Creativity

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What was once the factory is now the university. As deindustrialization spreads and the working class is decentralized, new means of social resistance and political activism need to be sought in what may be the last places where they are possible: the university and the art world. Gerald Raunig's new book analyzes the potential that cognitive and creative labor has in these two arenas to resist the new regimes of domination imposed by cognitive capitalism. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze's concept of "modulation" as the market-driven imperative for the constant transformation and reinvention of subjectivity, in Factories of Knowledge, Industries of Creativity, Raunig charts alternative horizons for resistance.

Looking at recent social struggles including the university strikes in Europe, the Spanish ¡Democracia real YA! organization, the Arab revolts, and the Occupy movement, Raunig argues for a reassessment of the importance of cultural and knowledge production. The central role of the university, he asserts, is not as a factory of knowledge but as a place of creative disobedience.

About the Author

Gerald Raunig is a philosopher and art theorist. He works at the Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich and the eipcp (European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies), Vienna. He is coeditor of the multilingual Web journal Transversal and of Kulturrisse, the Austrian journal for radical democratic cultural politics. He is the author of Art and Revolution and A Thousand Machines, both published by Semiotext(e).Antonio Negri is a philosopher, essay writer, and teacher. A political and social activist in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy, he has taught political science for many years and has written numerous books on political philosophy, including Marx beyond Marx, The Savage Anomaly, Insurgencies, The Porcelain Workshop: For a New Grammar of Politics (Semiotext(e)), and, in collaboration with Michael Hardt, Empire, Multitude, and Commonwealth.

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ISBN:
9781584351160
Author:
Raunig, Gerald
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Author:
Negri, Antonio
Author:
Derieg, Aileen
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series Factories of Knowledge, Industries of Creativity
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20130308
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 in

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