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The Government of Time
Theories of Plural Temporality in the Marxist Tradition

This volume seeks to provide new resources for understanding the specificity of historical time by studying the articulation of the real, plural temporalities of mass political action. 

This volume proposes to transform our understanding of Marxism by reconnecting with the "subterranean currents" of plural temporalities that have traversed its development. From Rousseau and Sieyès to Marx, from Bloch to Althusser, from Gramsci to Pasolini and postcolonialism, the chapters in this volume seek both to valorise neglected resources from Marxism’s contradictory history, and also to read against the grain its orthodox and heterodox currents. Privileging not the single time of historical development, but the plural temporalities that intertwine in and constitute any given historical conjuncture, and arguing against merely subjectivist theories of temporal multiplicity, this volume studies the articulation of the real, plural temporalities of mass political action. Comprehending their dynamics is a necessary precondition for a renewed politics of emancipation.

Contributors include: Luca Basso, Stefano Bracaletti, Mauro Farnesi Camellone, Fabio Frosini, Augusto Illuminati, Nicola Marcucci, Vittorio Morfino, Luca Pinzolo, Peter D. Thomas, and Massimiliano Tomba.

Other books Edited by Vittorio Morfino and Peter D. Thomas

  • Plural Temporality

    In this original and insightful new take on Spinoza, Morfino convincingly argues that materialist philosophers must base themselves on Althusser.