The War of Time: Occupation, Resistance, Communization

  • Benjamin Noys University of Chichester
Keywords: resistance, communization, Paul Virilio, war, revolution

Abstract

Contemporary theorizations of strategies of resistance and revolution often turn on affirming the concepts of speed and saturation. I want to critically consider these claims by returning to the work of Paul Virilio from the 1970s and contemporary “communization theory.” These theorizations stress the emptying-out of traditional worker’s identity and the need to re-invent forms of resistance and revolution that can address this challenge. My aim is to assess how both engage with the problem of acceleration, and particularly the relation of resistance to forms of contemporary military power. I will argue that strategies of acceleration find themselves in fraught convergence with both military and capitalist practice.

Author(s): Benjamin Noys

Title (English): The War of Time: Occupation, Resistance, Communization

Journal Reference: Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, Vol. 10, No. 1-2 (Summer-Winter 2013)

Publisher: Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje 

Page Range: 83-92

Page Count: 10

Citation (English): Benjamin Noys, “The War of Time: Occupation, Resistance, Communization,” Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, Vol. 10, No. 1-2 (Summer-Winter 2013): 83-92.

Author Biography

Benjamin Noys, University of Chichester

Reader in English, University of Chichester.

Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
Noys, B. (2013). The War of Time: Occupation, Resistance, Communization. Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, 10(1-2), 83-92. Retrieved from http://www.identitiesjournal.edu.mk/index.php/IJPGC/article/view/283