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primal desire than is exploitation. It is a relation of terror as opposed to a relation of hegemony. Second,
today, late capital is imposing a renaissance of this original desire, the direct relation of force, the
despotism of the unwaged relation. This renaissance of slavery, i.e., the reconfiguration of the prisonindustrial complex has, once again, as its structuring metaphor and primary target the Black body . The
value of reintroducing the unthought category of the slave, by way of noting the absence of the Black
subject, lies in the Black subject's potential for extending the demand placed on state/capital formations
because its reintroduction into the discourse expands the intensity of the antagonism. In other words, the
positionality of the slave makes a demand that is in excess of the demand made by the positionality of the
worker. The worker demands that productivity be fair and democratic (Gramsci's new hegemony, Lenin's
dictatorship of the proletariat, in a word, som). In contrast, the slave demands that producti...
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- Spring '14