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Why We Reach for Nostalgia in Times of Crisis. “That’s one of the techniques I’ve been using with many of my clients — let’s go to our ‘safe place’ right now,” Dr.

Why We Reach for Nostalgia in Times of Crisis

Saint-Jean said. Affect Theory and the New Age of Anxiety. During the two-thousands, affect theory became one of the dominant paradigms of literary studies, and a bridge to other fields, notably social psychology, anthropology, and political theory.

Affect Theory and the New Age of Anxiety

Scholars like Sara Ahmed, Sianne Ngai, and Ann Cvetkovich began exploring the emotional contours of life during increasingly precarious times. They were circling around a kind of overstimulated numbness, considering everything from what it meant to call something “interesting”—a hedge against actual judgment—to the relationship between economic anxiety and mental health. Stop apologising for cultural appropriation. Florence Pugh has become the latest casualty in the war against “cultural appropriation”.

Stop apologising for cultural appropriation

Hopepunk, explained: the storytelling trend that weaponizes optimism. Literary and artistic movements often arise spontaneously, out of specific moments — as a response to great cultural change, to geopolitical shifts, and/or to specific ebbs and flows within subcultures.

Hopepunk, explained: the storytelling trend that weaponizes optimism

In the modern world, we find most of our rebellious clusters of artists online. So it makes sense that the literary world’s most defiant response to impending climate disaster and the rise of right-wing extremism around the globe has not been voiced from the pages of prestigious literary reviews, but rather from the home of one of the internet’s most stridently progressive and rowdily defiant creative communities: Tumblr. (47) Portlandia - Art Project. Touching the Film Object? Notes on the 'Haptic' in Videographical Film Studies. As a longtime devotee of observing from a scholarly distance, I had never been grabbed before -- or, indeed, 'clasped' or 'fastened' (the original meanings of the Ancient Greek verb haptein) -- by Laura Marks' notion of 'haptic visuality'.

Touching the Film Object? Notes on the 'Haptic' in Videographical Film Studies

But after I had made some video essays about films, the desire to explore hapticity and its workings took hold. This is how the above video/text collages and the below notes came into being. While I still believe that Marks' concept could benefit from a more thorough thinking through in relation to audiovisuality, hapticity -- a grasp of what can be sensed of an object in close contact with it -- seems to me now to be very helpful in conceiving what can take place in the process of creating videographic film studies. It can also help us more fully to understand videographic studies as objects to be experienced themselves. In the old days, the only people who really got to touch films were those who worked on them, particularly film editors. HIST 338 Syllabus final retrospect. Summary: Vibrant Matter by Jane Bennett.

Jacques Rancière on Radical Equality and Adult Education - The Encyclopaedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory (edited by M. Peters, B. Zarnic, T. Besley and A. Gibbons) - EEPAT. Henry A. Giroux: neo-liberalism’s nemesis. Henry A.

Henry A. Giroux: neo-liberalism’s nemesis

Giroux: neo-liberalism’s nemesis. Henry A Giroux is well-known for his explorations of critical pedagogy, neo-liberalism and the condition of young people. Doug Nicholls reflects on his contribution and continuing significance. contents: introduction · henry giroux – background · some key themes · publications · about the writer · how to cite this piece Henry Armand Giroux (1943 – ) is currently Global Television Network Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Canada. Henry Giroux, background. Henry Giroux was born September 18, 1943, in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Armand and Alice Giroux. Henry Giroux won a basketball scholarship to a teacher training college. Returning to higher education and studying critical educational theory and practice, Henry Giroux received a Doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. Las cinco estrategias del capitalismo contra los movimientos sociales - Silvia Federici.

Giorgio Agamben. Resistance in Art. 2014. Overcoming the Shock Doctrine. A Life of Contradiction and Clarity. “El neoliberalismo aplica la necropolítica, deja morir a las personas que no son rentables” Con la dictadura nos mataban.

“El neoliberalismo aplica la necropolítica, deja morir a las personas que no son rentables”

Ahora nos dejan morir Clara Valverde introduce su nuevo libro con la alusión al texto de una pintada en la pared: “Con la dictadura nos mataban. John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war. For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness.

John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war

In the most modern parts of the world, these thinkers tell us, war has practically disappeared. The Gospel According to Mark Fisher. Mark Fisher was prolific, piercing, witty, humane, and omnivorous.

The Gospel According to Mark Fisher

On any given day you could log onto his blog k-punk and read about Sigmund Freud and J. G. Ballard, Jurassic Park and Vogue photo-shoots, Batman and Lenin, financial collapse and dance music. Luc Boltanski, Arnaud Esquerre: The Economic Life of Things. New Left Review 98, March-April 2016. New Left Review 98, March-April 2016.

Luc Boltanski, Arnaud Esquerre: The Economic Life of Things. New Left Review 98, March-April 2016.

How Nations Make Up National Identities. What exactly is neoliberalism? I struggle with neoliberalism – as a problematic economic system we might want to change – and as an analytical term people increasingly use to describe that system. I’ve been reading and writing about the concept for more than a decade. But the more I read, the more I think that neoliberalism is losing its analytical edge. As a result of its growing popularity in academia, media and popular discussions, it’s crucial to understand neoliberalism as a concept. We need to know its origins and its definition in order to understand our current political and economic mess, including the rise of nativism that played a part in Brexit and Donald Trump’s election a year ago. Neoliberalism is regularly used in popular debate around the world to define the last 40 years. Neoliberalism is generally associated with policies like cutting trade tariffs and barriers.

As a term, neoliberalism is increasingly used across popular media, including The New York Times, The Times (of London) and The Daily Mail. SEEING LIKE A CITY BY ASH AMIN AND NIGEL THRIFT – Society & Space. There is Nothing Like the City Published fifteen years after Cities: Reimagining the Urban, Seeing Like a City, is a testament to the evolution of Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift’s urban thinking. The two books are, in a sense, part of the same intellectual project: one that aims for a wholesale reconsideration of how urban scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds approach the city.

What is—again and again—this thing we call “city”? Affect—a basic summary of approaches. (updated quite a bit 2014) A Lexicon of Onticology. Social Networks and Social Capital: Rethinking Theory in Community Informatics. No hay poder capaz de fundar el orden por la sola represión de los cuerpos por los cuerpos. Se necesitan fuerzas ficticias. Ranciere, Politics, Aesthetics, and OOO. Chomsky: Thinking Like Corporations is Harming American Universities. The following is an edited transcript (prepared by Robin J. Sowards) of remarks given by Noam Chomsky last month to a gathering of members and allies of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, Penn.

On hiring faculty off the tenure track. The battle for neoliberal hegemony: an interview with Nancy Fraser. Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a permanent global crisis in our political systems, from an increasingly precarious labour market to mass media monopolisation. On a recent visit to Paris, we sat down with the post-socialist philosopher Nancy Fraser, author of Fortunes of feminism: from state-managed capitalism to neoliberal crisis (Verso, 2013) to discuss the historical context of the economic crisis, global mobilisations, and transnational autonomy.

How do these three political perspectives interact, in an ever-evolving, critical economic scenario that makes visible the differences between the global north and south? Live Blog: Saskia Sassen, "Immigrants and Citizens in the Global City" Hi Archinect! The sultry r&b is playing, and Saskia Sassen is in front of the gold curtain this Friday night for the keynote lecture of the conference, "Ethics of the Urban: the City and the Spaces of the Political.

" Entrevista con Jacques Rancière: potencias y problemas de una política del 99% // Amador Fernández-Savater. Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, and the Importance of the Interior. Quote of the Week. Is There a Politics of OOO? As an ontological framework OOO prescribes no particular politics. Who killed Walter Benjamin… / Quién mató a Walter Benjamin… - Milagros producciones. Dérive: Situationist International Architecture & the Modern City – SONDER MAGAZINE. Who the Fuck is Jacques Ranciere? Introduction to Object Oriented Ontology. The evolution of Walter Benjamin's masterpiece.