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Riot. Strike. Riot : New Era of Uprisings - Joshua Clover

Riot. Strike. Riot

New Era of Uprisings

Paperback Published: 11th June 2019
ISBN: 9781784780623
Number Of Pages: 208

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Baltimore. Ferguson. Tottenham. Clichy-sous-Bois. Oakland. Ours has become an “age of riots” as the struggle of people versus state and capital has taken to the streets. Award-winning poet and scholar Joshua Clover offers a new understanding of this present moment and its history. Rioting was the central form of protest in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, yet it was supplanted by age of the glorious strike and labour protests of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From, from the seventies on, we're seen a return of the strike - now changed along with the coordinates of race and class.

From early wage demands to recent social justice campaigns pursued through occupations and blockades, Clover connects these protests to the upheavals of a sclerotic economy in a state of moral collapse. Riot.Strike.Riot is a tour de force of political and theoretical analysis.

About the Author

Joshua Clover, author of award-winning book of poetry Madonna anno domini (1996) and many other works, is Associate Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, Davis. He writes on art and politics for the Village Voice.

Industry Reviews

"Frisky, audacious ... Riot. Strike. Riot screams across the sky of our electoral theater."
Michael Robbins, Chicago Tribune

"One of the liveliest, sharpest, and erudite cultural theorists in the US."
Charles Mudede, The Stranger

"[Riot. Strike. Riot] thrills. It elucidates and, in a way, valorizes a taboo fixture of the political arena in an era of seemingly perpetual economic crisis and withering patience for mere reform."
Sam Lefebvre, East Bay Express

"Phenomenal ... The genius of Riot. Strike. Riot lies in its concise and historically confident analysis of riots."
Justin Slaughter, Public Books

"Joshua Clover provides a history of the present that is at once erudite and militant. In unfailingly elegant prose he not only traces where today's struggles came from but also proposes how they can chart the path to a new future."
Michael Hardt, co-author of Assembly

ISBN: 9781784780623
ISBN-10: 1784780626
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 11th June 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.27

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