… and, implicitly, of fascism: ‘Post-factual’ Readings of Neoliberalism, Before and After Trump, at Society & Space. I’d also recommend Ananya Roy’s “Divesting From Whiteness” while you’re there, and others.
The first part of a chapter, titled “Encoding the Law the Household and the Standardisation Of Uncertainty,” for an edited volume on mapping precariousness. Continue reading
A collection of recent writings/discussions, all of which turn around an analysis of transformations of border control systems: Continue reading
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?“
Implicit or not, there persists a view of capitalism in which the border is understood as extraneous to the inherent tendencies of capital. In this, capital and the state are regarded as distinctive logics, the first inclined to overtake limits, the second emphasising limit as such. […] Continue reading
in South Atlantic Quarterly, 111:4, pp. 763-83 (2012).
The concept of ‘failed states’ is ubiquitous in political idiom and theory, extending well beyond its methodical appearances in recent global security vernaculars. Continue reading
In J. Germov and T. R. McGee, eds. Histories of Australian Sociology (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press), 2005, pp.343-54. Republished from Journal of Sociology 35, 1999, pp.77-91.[pdf]
Over the last fifteen years in Australia, the workplace has been thoroughly and miserably transformed. With the biggest growth in employment recorded in casual and part-time work, with the proportion of those working over sixty hours a week registgering the most dramatic increase relative to other hours worked amongst full-time workers, the eight-hour day no longer warrants the appellation of ‘standard hours.’ Continue reading