Logo
Logo

Goldsmiths - University of London

The Uncompromising Classes

Toscano, Alberto. 2014. The Uncompromising Classes. Theory and Event, 17(2), [Article]

No full text available

Abstract or Description

Drawing on Joel Olson’s pioneering work on the ‘fanatical approach’ to politics and on his recognition of the dialectic of fanaticism and social crisis, this article seeks to move from the politics of intransigence that characterises the figure of the zealot to an exploration of a (lumpen)proletarian politics that exceeds compromises grounded in group interest. The wager governing this exercise is that the Marxian category of ‘surplus populations’, understood as a critical ingredient of a racial capitalism, provides a powerful prism for thinking fanaticism as both ‘abolition-democracy’ and class politics.

Item Type: Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2014Published

Item ID:

22203

Date Deposited:

08 Nov 2017 10:25

Last Modified:

08 Nov 2017 10:25

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22203
Edit Record Edit Record (login required)