New Politics of Autonomy
Series edited by Saul Newman and Martina Tazzioli
This series attempts to make sense of the new terrain of radical politics in which decentralised networks take the place of central organisation and in which direct action and decision-making replace political representation. It aims to develop an alternative conceptual and theoretical arsenal for thinking the politics of autonomy as it investigates central political, economic and ethical questions raised by this new paradigm of autonomy. The idea of ‘autonomous politics’ should be understood in at least two senses: firstly, as pointing to forms of political emergence which are autonomous from the state and which diverge from mainstream political practices and procedures; and secondly, as being autonomous with regards to disciplinary boundaries, rigid methodologies and unified ideologies.
It will bring together a series of authors and researchers who are engaged, in various ways, with understanding contemporary radical political movements and who approach the theme of autonomy from different perspectives: political theory, philosophy, ethics, literature and art, psychoanalytic theory, political economy, and political history. The series thus constitutes something like an experimental set of interventions which traverse disciplinary boundaries, work at the margins and limits of standard approaches, but which are, nonetheless, rigorous academic studies.
The series welcomes proposals for monographs and well-curated edited collections that pioneer new directions of inquiry.