South Atlantic Quarterly’s most recent issue, “Autonomia in the Anthropocene,” explores challenges posed to radical politics by an era of anthropogenic global change. Informed by new sites of struggle around extraction, waste, rising seas and toxic landscapes, and by new indigenous and worker movements, the issue rethinks key concepts in the autonomist lexicon — species being, the common, multitude, potentia, the production of subjectivity—in an effort to generate powerful analytical and political resources for confronting the social and ecological relations of informationalized capitalism. The issue draws together a range of thinkers from inside and outside the autonomist tradition to analyze its strengths and limits in the face of our current social, political and ecological realities.
In “Pipeline Politics,” this issue’s section of “Against the Day,” contributors highlight
the dangers of adding to the ponderous mass of pipelines—or, in some cases, the system of oil transport that arises to make oil invisible again—and the possibilities that open up when we escape the ruts of depending on them.
Read the introduction to this issue by its guest editors, Sara Nelson and Bruce Braun, made freely available online.