Kolektivizam kao otpor i kao egzodus / Collectivism as Resistance and as Exodus


  • Iva Simčić




private-public, individual-collective, collectivism, general intellect, exodus, multitude


Contrary to traditional liberal thought that perceives the idea of multitude as a negative category which implies private sphere deprived of public presence or public voice and which designates singularized individuals as mute or invisible to/in community and alienated or expelled from otherwise united nation/state, the contemporary notion of multitude balances between binary oppositions private-public, individual-collective. This contemporary notion is not opposed to the idea of nation as a unified community/collective, but is itself determined by a different form of unity that precedes it – the general thinking ability or, as Paolo Virno calls it, the general intellect. This paper explores possibilities of contemporary collectives (as temporary unification forms of the multitude) to oppose and resist exploitation of the general intellect in neoliberal capitalist societies.

Author Biography

Iva Simčić

Group for Theory of Arts and Media, University of Arts, Belgrade

Ph.D. student


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How to Cite

Simčić, I. (2013). Kolektivizam kao otpor i kao egzodus / Collectivism as Resistance and as Exodus. AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, (4), 69–72. https://doi.org/10.25038/am.v0i4.52