Total Urban Mobilisation

Ernst Jünger and the Post-Capitalist City

  • Krzysztof Nawratek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Krzysztof Nawratek
    Pages 1-9
  3. Krzysztof Nawratek
    Pages 11-21
  4. Krzysztof Nawratek
    Pages 23-28
  5. Krzysztof Nawratek
    Pages 55-68
  6. Krzysztof Nawratek
    Pages 69-78
  7. Krzysztof Nawratek
    Pages 79-89
  8. Krzysztof Nawratek
    Pages 91-98
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 99-104

About this book


In this book Krzysztof Nawratek explores the possibility of a post-capitalist city, and in so doing, reclaims and develops the idea of total mobilisation as originally formulated by Ernst Jünger. Nawratek formulates the idea of ‘accumulation of agency’ the ability to act, to replace the logic of capital accumulation as a main driver of urban development. He argues that this ‘accumulation of agency’ operates already in contemporary cities, and should not be seen as essential element of capitalism, but as a conceptual gateway to a post-capitalist world.


Post-capitalism Post-capitalist city Ernst Junger accumulation of agency urban planning urban design architecture alternatives to capitalism Critical Spatial Theory contemporary capitalist cities Social Economy of the Metropolis the Occupy! Movement Rebel Cities Radical Cities alternative urban settlements Politics of Urbanism

Authors and affiliations

  • Krzysztof Nawratek
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

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