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Class Composition, Affective Composition of Labor, Migration

I’ve been reading through a few of Jason Read’s old blog posts and came across one from 2011 on “The Affective Composition of Labor.” In it, he has a really clear definition of class composition, which clarifies the stakes of the project of ‘autonomous marxism’ for me. 569 more words


Labor, Automation, and Refusal

Marxism has, and had for a quite a long time, a problem with the question of work. This is not to say that Marxism can be confused with the insistence of its antagonist, capitalism, over the relations of labor and production – nowhere in Marx’s own writings do we find the glorification of work elevated to the despotic cult of personality, as we currently see from policies recommended by the left and the right, from the popular media, from psychiatric practice and prison ‘reform’ programs, and even from the worker his or herself. 4,754 more words

Corbynism, Sanderism, and party politics vs. social movements

Viewpoint Magazine published this essay a few days ago about the underlying dynamics of Corbyn’s election to the head of the Labor Party, titled “Beyond Parliamentarism: Historical Bases and Prospects for Corbynism”.   439 more words

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