احیای میراث کمون پاریس برای قرن بیست و یکم.
کمون پاریس بیش از هر چیز یک آزمایشگاه خارق العادهء ابداع و نو آفرینی سیاسی بود.
و از هر لحاظ همه مهمتر, همانگونه که مارکس به ما یاد آوری می کند, به خاطر “حیات کارآمدانه” خود کمون.
کتاب “تجمل و نعمت کمونی: تخیلِ سیاسیِ کمون پاریس” برای خوانندگان فرصتی پیش می آورد که دیداری دوباره داشته باشند با پیچیدگی های این آزمایش سیاسی منحصر بفرد.
Kristin Ross’s highly acclaimed work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space. Today’s concerns—internationalism, education, the future of labor, the status of art, and ecological theory and practice—frame and inform her carefully researched restaging of the words and actions of individual Communards. This original analysis of an event and its centrifugal effects brings to life the workers in Paris who became revolutionaries, the significance they attributed to their struggle, and the elaboration and continuation of their thought in the encounters that transpired between the insurrection’s survivors and supporters like Marx, Kropotkin, and William Morris.
The Paris Commune was a laboratory of political invention, important simply and above all for, as Marx reminds us, its own “working existence.” Communal Luxury allows readers to revisit the intricate workings of an extraordinary experiment.
“Communal Luxury is a rich and complex book. It is an inspired rereading of the Paris Commune. It is a critique of historical accounts that ignore the ways in which the practices of insurrectionary movements generate their own theory. It is a call to historians to attend to the alternatives offered at decisive moments of political and economic consolidation. It is, as well, Ross’s own manifesto about how we might think our futures differently. This is a history with enormous relevance for our contemporary political moment.”