REVIEW: Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

Max Haiven: Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power Zed Books, London & New York 2014, 320pp, £14.95 pb To talk of values in modern political discourse seems to entail being confronted with the uncomfortable and seemingly unstoppable infiltration of capitalist economic language into the fields of morality and the ethical. Economic value it would seem … Continue reading REVIEW: Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

REVIEW: The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace

Nolen Gertz: The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2014. 218 pp $87.39 hb Conflict, many would argue, is intrinsic to the relational nature of humanity and as such is a vital topic for philosophical thinking. From the Indian epic of the Mahabharata and … Continue reading REVIEW: The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace

Reframing The Monster: Politics/Ethics/Discourse

Monster (der) Latin: monstrum – to warn. To show. What does it mean to be a monster? In the era of postmodernity, where the notion of normativity has been systematically subjected to that Lyotardian scepticism that has permeated many of the old certainties, how do we approach the figure of the monstrous Other? Throughout culture … Continue reading Reframing The Monster: Politics/Ethics/Discourse

Digital Necro-Power. The Speed of the Online Hate Mob

“Fair warning, its best not to mock the board I run a lot. Things have happened in the past week” Benjamin Biddix – founder of /Baphomet/ Foucault’s concept of biopower is something that first appears in print in the first volume of The History of Sexuality, “The Will to Knowledge.” It relates to the practice … Continue reading Digital Necro-Power. The Speed of the Online Hate Mob

“Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”

"A schzioanalytic thesis: desire’s social investments have, and will continue to possess primacy of place over familial ones."    From their two-volume magnum opus, the French theorists Giles Deleuze and Felix Guattari proposed a number of lines of analysis that explored the limits of desire, politics and the role of the subject. Perhaps one of the most … Continue reading “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”

Radical Decontextualization – Fragments On Photography

I haven’t written anything here for a little while. This was partly out of personal circumstances and partly borne out of conscious choice – I never wanted to write just for the sake of churning out content as theory should always only be done when there’s something to say( TRY to remember that  Slavoj, please…) … Continue reading Radical Decontextualization – Fragments On Photography

Män som hatar kvinnor – The Interpellation of The Online Subject

 (what follows is not an attempt to sympathize or excuse, and most certainly not intended to function as a minimization of the role all men play in structural societal misogyny but an attempt to explore the explicitly ideological misogyny that is flourishing in certain dank corners of the internet) On Friday a 22-year-old man killed six people and … Continue reading Män som hatar kvinnor – The Interpellation of The Online Subject