It’s as if parts of the Left are frantically drawing a magic circle of auto-immunity around Trump rallies, without the ‘as if.’
An extract from a 2014 conference paper, most of which has been rewritten into draft chapters for Infrastructures of Uncommon Forms. But reminded of it, posted here, for Kesha. (Scroll down for the video performance.)
Three articles that should be on everyone’s reading list on the dynamics of entitlement and erasure within purportedly anti-racist milieu:
Evidence is a process. Not so according to legal realism, but perhaps a little more so according to legal superrealist accounts of the legal arts.
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).
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].
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…
Friday morning I woke to three emails, ranging in degrees of anger, about Christos Tsiolkas’ piece in The Monthly. I had glimpsed other responses that were more favourable, and it took me a while to get around to reading it in full. But finish I did, in part because I was curious about why it…
… and having considered the various probabilities according to both Bayesian and frequentist models, this is my prediction of the result:
I happened to come across a piece on Jacobin called “Gramsci Comes Home,” which I think—once again—presents Gramsci in a far better light than he really can be. Here are some very quick notes on why the Gramscian revival might require a more explicit statement on (what should be) some fairly obvious questions. How critical…
[This is a fragment from “Uncanny Robots and Affective Labour in the Oikonomia,” Cultural Studies Review, Vol 18, No 1 (2012), pp. 153-73. The full text can be found here.]