Rosa Luxemburg was a shining star of the early socialist movement. As an economist and political theorist, a teacher and public speaker, a comrade and rebel, a revolutionary and martyr of the German Revolution, she was many things to many people. Her legacy today reflects that, stretching across a broad spectrum of the international left.
In fall 2016 our New York office held a conference at the New School and co-hosted with Verso Books to which we invited a mixture of academics, journalists, and activists to discuss Rosa Luxemburg’s theoretical work and how it may contribute to current discussions taking place on the Left. The contributions of our invited speakers were so good that we decided to turn them into a book.
Rosa Remix is the result. With seven sections and sixteen chapters, Rosa Remix covers a wide range of subjects, starting with Rosa’s life, finishing with her legacy, and in between grappling with issues like climate justice, feminism, graphic novels, or protest movements.
The book also includes drawings from a recent graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg’s life, plus contributions from its editor and artist/author.
With this unique collection of short essays, we hope to truly remix Rosa’s body of work, carrying forward her indomitable spirit and invaluable political and economic theories for a new generation of activists and engaged citizens.
Table of contents
NEW TAKES ON A LONGTIME CLASSIC
An Introduction to Rosa Remix
Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary Life
SPONTANEITY AND ORGANIZATION
The Mass Strike and Rosa’s Theory of Spontaneity
The Global Protest Wave of 2011–12
ROSA LUXEMBURG AND FEMINISM
Rosa Luxemburg: A Legacy for Feminists?
Pick-up Artists, Ashley Madison, and Lifestyle Feminism
Heroine of the Revolution
RED ROSA: A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF ROSA LUXEMBURG
Writing (and Drawing) Rosa
Red Rosa: The Making of a Graphic Novel
SOCIALISM OR BARBARISM
An Unoriginal Plan to Save the Planet
Socialism or Whole Foods: Luxemburgian Answers to our Climate Crisis
It’s the End of the World as We Know It: Militarism Then and Now
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL
New Perspectives on Neoliberal Finance
The Accumulation of Capital: Remixed for Modern-day Southern Africa
One Hundred Years of Capitalism’s Global Relocation
INSTEAD OF A CONCLUSION
A Life Worth Revisiting: Looking Back on (and Publishing) Rosa’s Complete Works