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Intervention and the Future Anterior

Thomas Nail

in Returning to Revolution

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748655861
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676651 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655861.003.0003
Intervention and the Future Anterior

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In Chapter 2, I argue that this return to revolution found in the work of Deleuze, Guattari and the Zapatistas is also characterised by a prefigurative strategy of political transformation aimed at constructing a new present within and alongside the old. Opposed to achieving revolutionary transformation by an evolutionary process of transition, progress and reform in representation, or achieving it simply through a spontaneous rupture with the present, prefigurative political transformations emerge as what will have been under way alongside the dominant political reality.

Keywords: Future Anterior; Prefiguration; Deterritorialization; Badiou

Chapter.  11821 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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