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
Below is part of a book review I did, the conclusion that discusses what the book did not. I wrote it a while ago, and assume it’s been held up in the journal’s editing processes. But since hearing of a friend’s diagnosis and surgery relating to cancer, I thought I’d post it here as we wait to hear of a prognosis.
[Excerpted from Contract & Contagion, pp.163-64]
The conservative critique of capitalism is preoccupied […] with taking capitalism to task for setting up crises of its own realisation, as in the expansion of debts that cannot – or will not – be repaid. It is concerned not with the question of moving beyond the interrelated dynamics of expansion and crisis, but of restoring the very foundations of capitalism in the retrieval of the conditions of gratuitous labour. Continue reading
An excerpt from Contract & Contagion: From Biopolitics to Oikonomia, pp.113-18.
In 1843, the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper published the winning entry in its writing competition, awarding Edgar Allan Poe the sum of $100 for his short story “The Gold-Bug.” Continue reading