There and back again:
mapping the pathways within autonomist Marxism
by Steve Wright [
Summary: Borio, Pozzi and Roggero (2005) have characterised workerism as “neither a homogenous doctrinaire corpus, nor a unitary political subject”, but rather “multiple pathways with their roots in a common theoretical matrix”. Starting with a diagram drawn up by Primo Moroni in the 1980s, this paper will explore a number of the ways in which those paths might be mapped out, in terms of key categories and projects, above all for the years that follow 1979.
CV: Steve Wright (Monash University) is the author of Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism (London: Pluto). He helped establish the aut-op-sy discussion list in 1995, and has been a member of the editorial collectives of Thesis Eleven, Rank and File News, and Vis-à-vis.