Time for Revolution explores the burning issue of our times: is there still a place for resistance in a society utterly subsumed by capitalism? Written in prison two decades apart, these two essays reflect Negri's abiding interest in the philosophy of time and resistance. The first is a central work in Negri's oeuvre, tracing the fracture lines which force capitalist society into perpetual crisis. The second essay, written immediately after the global bestseller, Empire, provides a conceptual toolbox, deepening our understanding of the two key concepts of empire and multitude. Translated by Matteo Mandarini
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Translator's Introduction; The Constitution of Time; Preamble; I. First Dislocation: the time of subsumed being; II. First Construction: collective time A; III. First Construction: collective time B; IV. Second Construction: productive time A; V. Second Construction: productive time B; VI. Third Construction: constitutive time A; VII. Third Construction: constitutive time B; VIII. Second Dislocation: the time of the revolution W; IX. Third Dislocation: the time of the revolution Y; Afterword; Kairos, Alma Venus, Multitudo; Introduction; I. Kairos; II. Alma Venus; III. Multitudo; Notes; Bibliography
Antonio Negri (1936-) is one of the most significant and controversial figures in contemporary political thought. His radical re-working of the Marxian project in the bestsellers Empire and Multitude (co-authored with Michael Hardt) have set the terms of the debate on globalization and the left.