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Can a Dildo—or a Climate March for that Matter—be Radical?: The Circulatory Politics Dissent without Commitment

A Review of:Lears, T.J. Jackson. 1994 [1983]. No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. T.J. Jackson Lears’s No Place for Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 is a sweeping and original cultural history of the origins and impacts of antimodernism—“the recoil from... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Ethnographic Argumentation

disguised as a choice of a body I say shit to everything       and               I                  go to sleep ~Antonin Artaud (1965: 211) Here we have made use of everything that came within range, what was closest as well as farthest away. ~Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (1987: 3) Introduction Plan of the Essay.... Continue Reading →

"We take the term “gore” from a genre of films characterized byextreme, brutal violence. Thus, “gore capitalism” refers to theundisguised and unjustified bloodshed that is the price the ThirdWorld pays for adhering to the increasingly demanding logic ofcapitalism. It also refers to the many instances of dismembering anddisembowelment, often tied up with organized crime, gender... Continue Reading →

Achille Mbembe's conception of 'necropolitics,' first coined in a 2003 essay1 published in Public Culture and then elaborated in Necropolitics,2 published in English in 2019 by Duke UP, has been widely taken up in the humanities and social sciences. This short article provides a good summary of just what Mbembe is getting at with this... Continue Reading →

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