The logic of gender: on the separation of spheres and the process of abjection

Marxist-feminists have employed a number of binary oppositions: productive/reproductive, paid/unpaid and public/private. We interrogate these categories and propose new ones. Starting from the specificities of the production and reproduction of labour-power, we define gender as the anchoring of individuals into two separate spheres of social reproduction. We trace the development of these spheres through the history of the capitalist mode of production, and survey the dynamics of gender in the recent crisis, which we characterize as a rise of the abject.

A history of separation (Endnotes #4)

The rise and fall of the workers' movement, 1883-1982. European socialists and communists had expected the accumulation of capital both to expand the size of the industrial workforce and, at the same time, to unify the workers as a social subject: the collective worker, the class in-and-for itself. Instead capitalist accumulation gave birth to the separated society. The forces of atomisation overpowered those of collectivisation. Late capitalist civilisation is now destabilising, but without, as yet, calling forth the new social forces that might be able, finally, to dissolve it.

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Exposición de la historia del concepto de comunización, acompañada de una crítica de algunos sus usos más recientes y frívolos

Meeting - Revue Internationale pour la Communisation (2003–2008)

'Meeting' was a journal and website focused on communisation, whose driving-force was the French group 'Theorie Communiste' and its followers. One of the outcomes of the work of 'Meeting' was the emergence of the English-language group/journal 'Endnotes'. The texts contained here are mostly in French, with some in English, and, to the best of our knowledge, contain most, if not all, of their output.

On communisation and its theorists - Friends of the Classless Society

January 2016 article written by 'Friends of the Classless Society' and published on the Endnotes website, taking a critical look at communisation.

The breakdown of a relationship? Reflections on the crisis - Endnotes

October 2008 text from Endnotes, not published in any of their issues.

Book Review: Lines of Work

A review by JF of Recomposition's Lines of work: stories of jobs and resistance, which compares and contrasts the book with the last two journals from Endnotes.

Sic: international journal for communisation

Online archive of Sic, a journal about communisation produced jointly by Endnotes in the UK/US, Blaumachen in Greece, Théorie Communiste in France, Riff-Raff in Sweden, and certain more or less informal theoretical groups in the US (New York and San Francisco) and various individuals in France, Germany and elsewhere.

Spontaneity, mediation, rupture

Endnotes on communisation, organisation, spontaneity and the possibilities of current struggles.