Semiotext(e) / MIT Press 2013
Translated by Aileen Derieg
Semiotext(e) / MIT Press
Postface by Antonio Negri
In the contemporary forms of multiple crisis,
new means of social resistance and political activism need to be sought, not least in specific places of re- and deterritorialization.
Gerald Raunig’s new book analyzes the potential of cognitive and
creative labor to resist (self-)government and machinic subservience
implemented in cognitive capitalism. Here, the central role of the
university is not as a factory of knowledge but as a place
of disobedience, and the modulating time regimes of creative industries
have to be challenged by new and monstrous forms of industriosity.
Factories Of Knowledge, Industries Of Creativity Gerald Raunig
composes a diagnosis of present times drawing a diagram of powers that
combines at least three levels of analysis: the contemporary political
and social movements from the coasts of the Mediterranean
to the USA; a genealogy that shows the tendencies, the origins, and
drifts in the fields of knowledge and cultural work; and finally, at the
conceptual level, problems that have traversed political philosophy for
decades, if not centuries, such as the question
of the relationship of multitude and singularity or the radical
critique of representation.” (Roberto Nigro)
Pascal Gielen in open!
Susan Kelly, "Is the University a Factory?", Mute, 10. October 2013
Adam Morris in Los Angeles Review of Books, 28 January 2014
Nancy Richter, Cornelius Kurt Donat, "Of Mice and Man", ephemera 01/2015
Ewa Majewska in eflux, 62, 02/2015
onderwijs filosofie, 25 January 2016
Cf. also the reviews of the German and Italian versions of the book.
Requests for review copies
Europe: Ann Twiselton <email@example.com>
Other: Amanda Atkins <atkinsa@MIT.EDU>