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Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity

Massimiliano Tomba


Insurgent Universality presents an intervention in current discussions on universalism, democracy, and property. It investigates other trajectories besides traditional ones of modernity and traces an alternative legacy for contemporary movements. This legacy exceeds the familiar juridical horizon of citizenship, individual rights, and the state by revisiting questions relating to power, democratic practices, and the modern conception of private property. Insurgent Universality investigates and displays alternative trajectories of modernity that have been repressed, hindered, and forgotten. The ... More

Keywords: universalism, human rights, private property, collective rights, imperative mandate, collective possession, French Revolution, Paris Commune, Russian Revolution, Zapatista insurgency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190883089
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190883089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Massimiliano Tomba, author
Associate Professor in Political Philosophy, University of Padova