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…
By way of settling an odd bet, here are some footnotes from an old essay on financial crisis, national debt and disciplinary practice in the 1930s (pdf):
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. […]
in South Atlantic Quarterly, 111:4, pp. 763-83 (2012).
Published, Mute, December 20, 2011. Also below
Full text, Social Text 2011 Volume 29, Number 3 108: 73-91.
Abstract for a panel at the Seeing through Empire’s new clothes – Extending strategies for anticapitalist struggle against the economic crisis, September 13, 2009.
Arrayed beyond and around the obvious walls of migration control, the architectures and technologies of the border proliferate.
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]