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Communism of Capital

Communism of Capital


Ephemera Volume 13 Number 3 (August 2013)

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ISBN 9781906948207

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The communism of capital? What could this awkward turn of phrase mean, and what might it signify with regards to the state of the world today? Does it merely describe a reality in which communist demands are twisted to become productive of capital, a capitalist realism supplemented by a disarmed communist ideology? Or does the death of the capitalist utopia mean that capital cannot contain the antagonism expressed by Occupy and other movements any more, and therefore must confront communism upfront?

The 12 contributions to this latest issue of ephemera explore the valances of the paradoxical and seemingly incoherent expression that is ‘the communism of capital’. Collectively they stake out new territory for the theorisation and organization of political struggle in a context in which capital has become increasingly aware that its age-old nemesis might today be lurking at its very heart.

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The communism of capital?

Armin Beverungen

Anna-Maria Murtola

Gregory Schwartz


Spectre of the commons: Spectrum regulation in the communism of capital

Rachel O’Dwyer


Infecting capitalism with the common: The class process, communication, and surplus

David Carlone


Pro Bono? On philanthrocapitalism as ideological answer to inequality

Mikkel Thorup


Communism, occupy and the question of form

Saroj Giri


Does capital need a commons fix?

Massimo De Angelis



Colin Cremin


Common as silence

Peter Fleming


Recomposing precarity: Notes on the laboured politics of class composition

Stevphen Shukaitis


Theorizing debt for social change

Miranda Joseph


The spectre of anarchism

Thomas Swann


Friendship and counter-conduct in the neoliberal regime of truth

Richard Weiskopf


‘Of luck and leverage’

Joyce Goggin


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