I just found this, which draws some connections. I’ve not read Moll Flanders. There’s loads of novels I’ve not read. I’d not thought of this before, but novels could supplement the reading of labor history and so on I gestured toward here, as a way to ground some of the claims to novelty among the post-operaisti, and substantiating my claim that these folk take phenomena which are not unique to the present and claim that they are unique to the present. (On that note, reading history for this stuff, re-reading the Sewell book wouldn’t hurt either.)

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Along other lines, I should finally get around to reading on hegemony – hegemony in political senses (hegemony of one part of the class – as in the hegemony of the mass worker within the working class, or the hegemony of one bloc of capitalists over others – as well as the hegemony of the capitalist class or one section thereof over the working class or sections thereof) as well as in the technical sense implied in the immaterial labor stuff (one form of labor as hegemonic within the labor process); from there talking about the relationship (or not) between these sense of hegemony, and then talking about stuff that is not/was not hegemonic (subaltern sections of the working class?).

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