The Uses of the Useless: Political Philosophies of Unemployment

Alberto Toscano has posted his HM paper over at Cartographies of the Absolute. It provides an interesting map of different theories of unemployment and how they theorize the relation between the proletariat and industrial reserve army. As with every Alberto paper it gives me plenty to read up on.

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2 Responses to The Uses of the Useless: Political Philosophies of Unemployment

  1. Robert says:

    He really does save the very best for very last:

    “If anything, an analysis of surplus populations attunes us to the potent ways in which capital exerts segmented, highly mediated, spatially differentiated and temporally syncopated forms of proletarianisation, and that, precisely, it is far more effective in the constant unmaking and decomposition of working classes than in unifying, structuring and organising its own gravediggers.”

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