Making Paths By Walking: Notes on Prefigurative Economics in the Now.

Within the anarchist tradition, worker self-management has functioned as a sort of conventional reconstructive economic vision. But as a container for social transformation, especially while so many destructive forces shape and speak through us -- often well outside the sphere of production relations -- is this model, and the conversation it often produces, adequate? What other questions might our chosen flavor of workplace organization pose? What is its relationship to the communities in which it's carried out?What does it communicate to the social body outside the proverbial shop floor? What is its role in movement building? What points of intervention does it reveal? What does the contemporary economic landscape offer possible radical interventions in production/service/consumption. And what does it say about us as a social movement we think of resistance strictly in terms of protest, rather than field of activity that includes the construction of new forms?
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Joshua Stevens