• Exiting Private Property. On the Interstitial Terrain of Becoming Communards

    Author(s):
    Ferdinand Stenglein (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Anarchism, Feminist Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Communism, Practice-based research, Critical geography, Ethnographic fieldwork
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Anarchism, Law and Order, Communes, Subjects, Interstitiality
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/3fqg-7346
    Abstract:
    Over the past decade, the idea of the commune has again become increasingly important to political theorists and philosophers thinking about communism. Within their debates, the anarchist-communist line of thought and practice of the commune is not much reflected. This is a mistake. Within this chapter I reconstruct the collectively shared economy of numerous anarchist Intentional Communities as an interstitial terrain and discuss the communards’ practices in regard to three layers: firstly, in regard to the legal order, secondly, in regard to the money- and property-based economy and thirdly, in regard to the communard subjects themselves. Thereby I argue that those communes are extraordinarily strong expressions of interstitiality. By conceptualizing those communes along a practice-theoretical approach and along the anarchist concept of interstitiality new possibilities are opened for generalizing their practices beyond a small-scale. “What is the Commune, that sphinx…?” (Karl Marx).
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