Precarious Communism is a creative, critical re-working of the Communist Manifesto. It takes into account historical developments as well as developments in Marxist and socialist thought in the 20th and 21st Centuries, including critical theory, Neo-Marxism, and autonomism. The book is accessible to novices in political theory, and it sufficiently addresses common misconceptions and stereotypes about Marxism, a very important achievement for any scholar whose aim it is to spread awareness about the true nature of communism, at least from an autonomist perspective.
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"How does one demonstrate the enduring relevance of a sacred text but to help it speak to present times? This is what churches do with the Bible and what Marxists do with the writings of Marx. Richard Gilman-Opalsky offers a book-length d‚etournement of The Communist Manifesto as a loving blasphemy, as a grateful revolt, both for and against the original text. Gilman-Opalsky detourns the 1848 manifesto as an exploration of its ongoing applicability, as well as its failures, in relation to capitalism and its evolving crises. Precarious Communism explores long-form d‚etournement as a tool for critical theory. But most importantly, Gilman-Opalsky's new book is a mutant manifesto of its own that makes the case for an autonomist and millennial Marxism, for the many movements of precarious communism"--Back cover.… (more)