Below is the bare-bones of the paper I did for the recent ASA conference on debt, oikos and service. The argument in that is drawn from C&C, but it’s an argument that I’ve become more sure of since, particularly with the recent wave of occupations at Sussex University against the privatisation of catering, and more recently the COSAS strike at the University of London. Aaron Bastani has a good article in the Guardian on the last few days at Sussex and the U of London.
There seems to be some confusion about what ‘complexity’ means in both philosophy and science, but also in radical political theory. Continue reading
As some people know, I’ve had a lot on over the last few years, so while I had a sense that there were issues at hand, I hadn’t been paying close attention to what others were doing. But, excuse me, who has been arguing that “Far from creating a borderless world, contemporary globalization has generated a proliferation of borders”? And who has argued that border crossing and closing the camps is a “method”? Sorry, but it really takes an amazing (and false) sense of entitlement for these two men (Brett Neilson and Sandro Mezzadra) to have claimed these arguments as their own.
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Chronological time might well be linear, but no time is politically or economically homogeneous. Continue reading
Fire is a chemical reaction. It is alchemy.