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[Last edited September 7]

Part I

Chapter 1. The Age of Mass and Maneuver
I. A Conflict of Visions
(both prefigurative visions and visions based on mass and hierarchy coexisted within the nineteenth century)
II. The Triumph of Mass in the Old Left
(focus on organizational size and coordination, insurrectionary assault to capture institutions)
III. The Assault on Working Class Agency
IV. Workerism/Laborism

Chapter 2. The Transition
(technological changes that have made a focus on mass and insurrection obsolete)
I. Cheap, ephemeral production technology, the social factory, and the primacy of social relationships as a source of value
II. Networked communications and free information
III. The impotence of enforcement, and the primacy of circumvention over resistance

Chapter 3. The Age of Exodus 1: Horizontalism and Self-Activity over Vanguard Institutions
I. The New Left
II. Autonomism
III. The 1968 Movements and the Transition to Horizontalist Praxis
IV. The Post-1994 Horizontalist Movements

Chapter 4. The Age of Exodus 2: The Abandonment of Workerism
I. The Limited Relevance of Proletarianism in the Mass Production Age
II. Technology and the Declining Relevance of Proletarianism
III. Abandonment of Proletarianism by the New Leftist Movements
IV. The Abandonment of Workerism in Praxis

Chapter 5. The Age of Exodus 3: Evolutionary and Interstitial Transitional Models
I. Comparison to Previous Systemic Transitions
II. The Nature of Postcapitalist Transition

Chapter 6. The Age of Exodus 4: Prefiguration and Exodus over Insurrection (Part 1 — Theoretical)
I. The Shift From the Factory to Society as the Main Locus of Productivity
II. Implications

Chapter 6. The Age of Exodus 4: Prefiguration and Exodus over Insurrection (Part 2 — Practical)
III. Post-1968 (-1994?) Movements
IV. Strategy
V. The Question of Engagement With the State

Chapter 7. Seeds Beneath the Snow

Chapter 8. Critiques From the Old Guard and Responses



4 thoughts on “Contents”

  1. There is an error/typo in your reference to the commons circuit from Massimo de Angelis’ ‘Omnia Sunt Communia’.
    The formula he uses for “the commons circuit” is Cs-cm-Cs, and not C-M-C. He says that the C-M-C circuit is just a sequence within the larger “the commons circuit”, not that it’s the commons circuit.

    I refer you to Figure 5.4 “the circuit of the commons”, on page 193.


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