Collective political subjectivity and the problem of scale

@article{Haarstad2007CollectivePS,
  title={Collective political subjectivity and the problem of scale},
  author={H{\aa}vard Haarstad},
  journal={Contemporary Politics},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={57 - 74}
}
The contemporary political climate presents significant challenges for attempts to conceptualize and practise collective action. New forms of socio-spatial organization have challenged the centrality of the category of class, and opened for the proliferation of new political categories. Emancipation politics seem fragmented to the point where it is hard to discern a broad, common project. This has led both to efforts to rethink class in Marxist theory and to imagine collective political… Expand
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