A collection of recent writings/discussions, all of which turn around an analysis of transformations of border control systems:
Visibility is tactical.
The next edition of New Formations includes an essay of mine that has been the result of rethinking some of the key concepts in Contract & Contagion in the tumult of an almost two-year long boycott and divestment campaign directed against migration detention.
Police moved in to Matagarup (colonial name: Heirisson Island) yesterday, site of the Nyoongar Bibbulman Tent Embassy in Perth (Western Australia) — some fifty police, including a line of mounted police and dogs.
There has been a good deal of discussion about the recent elections in Greece and, in particular, SYRIZA’s decision to form a parliamentary alliance with the ultra-nationalist Independent Greeks (ANEL).
Here are a couple of short texts about time. “The Impersistence of Life and Variations of Time: Prognosis, Dialectics, Mutation,” and “Do Androids Dream Of Sleeping?“
I was asked why I wrote about the contract in Contract & Contagion.
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…
There seems to be some confusion about what ‘complexity’ means in both philosophy and science, but also in radical political theory.
I had been looking, with some shock, at a satellite image comparison of Haiyan and Katrina. And reading various reports as President Benigno (Noynoy) Aquino III declared a state of emergency, or more precisely, a “state of calamity” [estado ng matinding kalungkutan].
Chronological time might well be linear, but no time is politically or economically homogeneous.
Fire is a chemical reaction. It is alchemy.
Spinoza’s understanding of the affects can illuminate much, but I do not think it amounts to a critical or radical politics of the affective. So while I finish a post on the politics of affect that is more to do with current theories and politics around affect, I thought I would reiterate some of the…