Class is formed through the language of class struggle

and it, it through struggle, the possibility of the abolition of class becomes foreseeable

“suddenly, however, there arises the voice of the worker, which had previously been stifled in the sound and fury of the production process.” Capital, 342
Bini Adamczak writes “Class is formed through the language of class struggle and in it, through struggle, the abolition of class becomes foreseeable.”

Following this line of thought, we might say that class itself is formed through language, but not just any language: the peculiar language that is produced in class struggle. Within the terms of this particular language — and in conjunction with struggles that are not reducible to language — the very abolition of class, the existence of which the language itself constitutes or presupposes, becomes possible.

This publication gives form to linguistic material taken from the rich but disparate, sideways and non-unified corpus of marxist linguistic theory, which includes accounts of metaphor, slogans, and the way action and language are linked. Even analytic philosophy must account for this.

This publication is a prototype for something else —————

In its miniature form it might serve as a nonlinear script for collective study and vocalizations.




anthology

    A 
    Our words are taken from bosses’ mouths
    Mario Tronti

    B
    It is simply a matter of talking with your pen instead of your tongue
    Worker’s Life

    C
    The value of a thought is measured by its distance from the continuity of the familiar
    Theodore Adorno

    D 
    Theory becomes battle slogan
    Georg Lukács

    E
    Puns against the state
    Jean-Jacques Lecercle

    G
    If I draw a boundary line that is not yet to say what I am drawing it for
    Ludwig Wittgenstein

    F
    On this scrap of paper he announced the stages which would bring about the coming of a new world order
    Unknown

    H
    Who are you talking to?
    Lewis Carroll

    I
    An incorporeal transformation that extracts from the proletarian class a vanguard as an assemblage of enunciation
    Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari

    J
    The bourgeoisie hates the workers’ press more than anything in the world
    Richard Hollis

    K
    Get high on dynamite
    Keith Baugh

    L
    Rhetorical figures are objectifications of the social relationship in which they are produced
    Pierre Bourdieu

    M
    It was the outdoor stand which seemed to him the real platform of the propaganda
    E.P. Thompson

    N
    The tonality of totality in the voice of Angela Davis
    Fred Moten

    O
    No one wants to write for our publications anymore
    Vietnamese National Liberation Front

    P
    The words one appropriates, the words appropriate to oneself, the words that correspond to one’s own story, and in which they are uttered anew, can be spread, spread around, passed on
    Bini Adamczak

24 letter-half pages plus 8 loose letter leaves in cover
black, scarlet, blue, and green risograph
edition of 100
2023/4