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Antagonism, Neo-liberalism and Movements: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

By David Harvie


Embargoed by the publisher until August 2012. Full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA. \ud The definitive version is available at, Doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00786.x.Corporate Author: The Free AssociationThe “movement of movements” has reached an impasse, from which innovation and expansion appear out of reach. Given these circumstances a re-examination of concepts such as antagonism and class hatred might be timely. Antagonism has never disappeared. It is present in climate-change politics as much as in those of the Black Bloc—both examples we discuss here. Indeed antagonism permeates capitalism and drives capitalist development. But a politics founded purely on antagonism quickly comes up against its own limits. The transformative power of love—whilst simultaneously coupled in productive tension with antagonism—offers the possibility of exodus

Topics: antagonism, capitalism, class, climate change, social movements
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00786.x
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