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Vacuoles of Noncommunication: Minor Politics, Communist Style and the Multitude

Nicholas Thoburn

in Deleuze and the Contemporary World

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623419
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0002
Vacuoles of Noncommunication: Minor Politics, Communist Style and the Multitude

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This chapter offers a complementary analysis that seeks to identify the limits of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's Gilles Deleuze-inspired political theses. It criticises Hardt and Negri's concept of the multitude and introduces the problem of political composition in the context of communist politics, addressing the minor politics operating through the vacuoles of non-communication. The chapter investigates how politics can be rescued from the musty corners of self-referentiality and begins to engage the social once more.

Keywords: political theses; Michael Hardt; Antonio Negri; Gilles Deleuze; multitude; communist politics; minor politics; non-communication; self-referentiality

Chapter.  6782 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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