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October! The Soviet Centenary

edited by: Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra
published by: Duke University Press
pp: 220
ISBN: 9780822370994

Book's frontpage

Contributors to this issue approach the October 1917 Russian Revolution and the experiments of the revolutionary period as events that opened new possibilities for politics that remain vital one hundred years later. The essays highlight how those events not only affected Russia and Europe but led to the emergence of a new political image of the world and a profound rethinking of Marxist traditions. This issue globalizes the 1917 revolution, emphasizing its echoes throughout the world and the parallel development of political possibilities beyond Russia. Topics include the Soviets from the revolution to the present, the impact of the revolution in Latin America, the work of the legal theorist Evgeny Pashukanis analyzed through the lens of the revolution, anarchist imaginaries, and the historicizing of communism.

Contributors. Giso Amendola, Martín Bergel, Kathy Ferguson, Michael Hardt, Wang Hui, Artemy Magun, John MacKay, Sandro Mezzadra, Antonio Negri, Enzo Traverso


About the editors

Michael Hardt is Professor of Literature at Duke University and author and coauthor of several books, most recently Commonwealth.

Sandro Mezzadra is Associate Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bologna and coauthor of Border as Method, or, The Multiplication of Labor, also published by Duke University Press.

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