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Dancing Amidst the Flames: Imagination and Self-Organization in a Minor Key

Shukaitis, Stevphen (2008) 'Dancing Amidst the Flames: Imagination and Self-Organization in a Minor Key.' Organization, 15 (5). pp. 743-764. ISSN 1350-5084

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<jats:p>Drawing from Deleuze and Guattari's (1986) formulation of the concept of a `minor literature' and Nick Thoburn's extension of this into a `minor politics' (2003a) this paper examines the relation between the workings of the imagination and forms of self-organization found within anticapitalist organizing of the Industrial Workers of the World and related movements. This paper explores the modulations of the social imaginary found within these particular examples as indicative of a more general process of minor composition. Rather than affirming an already existing and known subjective position (of the people, the workers), it will be argued that rather such campaigns have playfully and strategically redirected and appropriated the social energies found within pop culture to articulate their demands.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anticapitalism; class composition; Industrial Workers of the World; minor politics; self-organization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 13:04
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:46

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