Subaltern Studies 2.0: Being against the Capitalocene (Paperback)

Subaltern Studies 2.0: Being against the Capitalocene By Milinda Banerjee, Jelle J.P. Wouters, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Memoir by), Marisol De La Cadena (Memoir by), Thom Van Dooren (Memoir by), Suraj Yengde (Memoir by) Cover Image
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On a second wave of anti-colonial revolutions.

State and Capital reign over the Age of Sorrow. We face inequality, pandemics, ethnocide, climate crisis, and mass extinction. Our desire for security and power governs us as State. Our desire for possessions governs us as Capital. Our desires imprison and rule us beings as Unbeing. Yet, from Nagaland to New Zealand, Bhutan to Bolivia, a second wave of anti-colonial revolutions has begun. Arising from assemblies of humans and other-than-humans, these revolutions replace possessive individualism with non-exploitative interdependence. Naga elders, Bhutanese herders and other indigenous communities, feminists, poets, seers, yaks, cranes, vultures, and fungi haunt this pamphlet. The original Subaltern Studies narrated how Indian peasant communities destroyed the British empire. Subaltern Studies 2.0 prophesies the multi-being demos and liberates Being from Unbeing. Re-kin, Re-nomad, Re-animate, Re-wild! The Animist Revolution has come.
 

About the Author


Milinda Banerjee is a lecturer in the history of modern political thought and political theory at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of The Mortal God
 

Jelle J.P. Wouters is a social anthropologist who teaches at Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan. He is the author of In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781734643534
ISBN-10: 1734643536
Publisher: Prickly Paradigm Press
Publication Date: November 5th, 2022
Pages: 222