I don’t really understand why anyone would use the term “reproductive commons.”
If ‘decolonizing’ the theories and practices around #occupy are to have any meaning, then presumably that involves being serious about the ways in which the reigning concepts of Western philosophy continue to shape a sense of politics, economics and, not least, the re/production of the capitalist form of value.
[This is the abstract to the second and forthcoming essay in the series on financial bonds.
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):
[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…
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. […]
Published, Mute, December 20, 2011. Also below
Full text from Cultural Studies Review, volume 18 number 1 March 2012, pp.153–73.
Full text, Mute, n.29, 2005. Republished at RepublicArt, March 2005. In German as “Prekär – Wir ?” In Greek as Εμείς επισφαλείς;.