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Metropolitan strategies, psychogeographic investigations

Shukaitis, S and Figiel, J (2013) 'Metropolitan strategies, psychogeographic investigations.' Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 13 (6). 536 - 543. ISSN 1532-7086

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The ideas and practices of the Situationist International (SI) and the Italian autonomists of the 1960s and 1970s continue to provide inspiration for developing strategies for contesting capitalism. This essay proposes to bring together concepts from these traditions, working between the Situationist concept of psychogeography and the dérive, with autonomist writings on the shaping of the metropolis. Drawing on the autonomist concepts of class composition analysis and conducting a workers' inquiry, it will be suggested that they can be usefully combined with psychogeographic investigations and methods to understand the shifting terrain of surplus value production within the metropolis based on an analysis of these transformations to develop new forms of political action and ways to sabotage the accumulation process. © 2013 SAGE Publications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
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Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 15:43
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:18

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