9781844672066-1844672069-The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (Radical Thinkers)

The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (Radical Thinkers)

ISBN-13: 9781844672066
ISBN-10: 1844672069
Author: Ross, Kristin
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Verso
Format: Paperback 190 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781844672066
ISBN-10: 1844672069
Author: Ross, Kristin
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Verso
Format: Paperback 190 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ross, Kristin wrote The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (Radical Thinkers) comprising 190 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1844672069 and 9781844672066. Since then The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (Radical Thinkers) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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The 1870s in France – Rimbaud’s moment, and the subject of this book – is a decade virtually ignored in most standard histories in France. Yet it was the moment of two significant spatial events: France’s expansion on a global scale, and, in the spring of 1871, the brief existence on the Paris Commune – the construction of the revolutionary urban space. Arguing that space, as a social fact, is always political and strategic, Kristin Ross has written a book that is at once a history and geography of the Commune’s anarchist culture – its political language and social relations, its values, strategies, and stances.

Central to her analysis of the Commune as a social space and oppositional culture is a close textual reading of Arthur Rimabaud’s poetry. His poems – a common thread running through the book – are one set of documents among many in Ross’s recreation of the Communard experience. Rimbaud, Paul Lafargue, and the social geographer Élisée Reclus serve as emblematic figures moving within and on the periphery of the Commune; in their resistance to the logic and economy of the capitalist conception of work, in their challenge to work itself as a term of identity, all three posed a threat to the existing order. Ross looks at these and other emancipatory notions as aspects of Communard life, each with an analogous strategy in Rimbaud’s poetry. Applying contemporary theory, to a wealth of little-known archival material, she has written a fresh, persuasive, and original book.

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