Dangerous Classes – Subjectivities between Revolt and Revolution

4 May 2018

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15:00 – 19:00

HAU 1 Hebbel am Ufer

Berlin, Germany


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The term “classes dangereuses”, coined by the Paris police chief in 1840, designates a danger consisting in the fact that some of those living in poverty stay mobile to elude state control.


This social figure is today being reactivated in the media and political discourse and, in the context of the new austerity politics, is being stigmatized everywhere as parasitic in practices of demonizing the “underclass”. As part of the congress organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, it is the focus of the panel “Dangerous Classes – Subjectivities between Revolts and Revolution". Participants in the discussion about the past and the present of the “dangerous classes” will include the artist Jasmina Metwaly, who deals with new workers’ struggles in Egypt, Rhian E. Jones, author of “Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender”, Patrick Eiden-Offe, author of "Die Poesie der Klasse: Romantischer Antikapitalismus und die Erfindung des Proletariats”, and the Tunisian activist Samar Tlily.

Following the discussion the Kammerflimmer Kollektief will perform its improvised noise music. 

With Patrick Eiden-Offe, Rhian E. Jones, Jasmina Metwaly, Samar Tlili / Moderation: Christian Frings

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