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(ɔˈtɒn əˌmɪz əm)

a belief in or movement toward autonomy.
au•ton′o•mist, adj., n.


See also: Communism
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As a product of 1960s/1970s Italy, an exceptional moment in proletarian self-activity, autonomist Marxism possibly overstates the autonomous power of workers.
Steve Wright, Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism, Pluto Press, London and Sterling VA, 2002, pp.
Wright, Steve (2002) Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism.
It proposes that labour is increasingly outside of and against capital (an idea whose origins lie in the kind of autonomist Marxism that Negri helped to create in the 1970s).
Boldly theorizing on the basis of limited observations is a longstanding habit for Negri, who was criticized for this by some of his comrades in the late 1970s, as Steve Wright recounts in his study of Italian autonomist Marxism, Storming Heaven (2002).
Many have come of age in the post-apartheid period and find their political home in the radical promise of community and grassroots activism and a politics informed by autonomist Marxism (3) rather than the Leninist vanguardist politics of Communist Party and its Trotskyist detractors.
Another is its optimism, thanks to its roots in autonomist Marxism, an approach that emphasizes the creative and revolutionary power of workers on their own, and not expressed through state or party.
When we speak of autonomy we are not speaking of Autonomist Marxism, a theoretical thread that includes the likes of Antonio Negri, Harry Cleaver, Delueze, Guatarri et al, although they have been influential in many circles and no doubt inspired strands of these networks.