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The Undercommons

Author : Stefano Harney
ISBN : 1570272670
Genre : Political Science
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In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. Today the general wealth of social life finds itself confronted by mutations in the mechanisms of control, from the proliferation of capitalist logistics through governance by credit and management of pedagogy. Working from and within the social poesis of life in the undercommons Moten and Harney develop and expand an array of concepts.
Category: Political Science

Giorgio Agamben Education Without Ends

Author : Igor Jasinski
ISBN : 9783030023331
Genre : Education
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Italian critical theorist Giorgio Agamben may be best known for his political writings concerning the curtailing of privacy rights in the wake of 9/11 and the status of prisoners of war and refugees. Yet, casting him primarily as a political theorist is misleading given his significant contributions to the fields of linguistics, literary theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and religious studies. This book provides the first ever comprehensive introduction to Agamben’s work as it pertains to the field of education. Written in a clear and accessible style, Giorgio Agamben: Education without Ends is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in thinking education beyond its current standardized forms. The first part of the book creates a context by highlighting formative experiences in Agamben’s biography that reflect a particular idea of education on the threshold between life and work. The second part introduces the notions of infancy, study, community, and happiness, and discusses their relevance with regard to key issues in educational theory and practice. The third part shows how conceptual constellations based on Agamben’s work can inspire studious practices within the spatial, temporal, and curricular infrastructure of educational institutions as they exist today.
Category: Education

The Curatorial

Author : Jean-Paul Martinon
ISBN : 9781472533616
Genre : Philosophy
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Stop curating! And think what curating is all about. This book starts from this simple premise: thinking the activity of curating. To do that, it distinguishes between 'curating' and 'the curatorial'. If 'curating' is a gamut of professional practices for setting up exhibitions, then 'the curatorial' explores what takes place on the stage set up, both intentionally and unintentionally, by the curator. It therefore refers not to the staging of an event, but to the event of knowledge itself. In order to start thinking about curating, this book takes a new approach to the topic. Instead of relying on conventional art historical narratives (for example, identifying the moments when artistic and curatorial practices merged or when the global curator-author was first identified), this book puts forward a multiplicity of perspectives that go from the anecdotal to the theoretical and from the personal to the philosophical. These perspectives allow for a fresh reflection on curating, one in which, suddenly, curating becomes an activity that implicates us all (artists, curators, and viewers), not just as passive recipients, but as active members. As such, the Curatorial is a book without compromise: it asks us to think again, fight against sweeping art historical generalizations, the sedimentation of ideas and the draw of the sound bite. Curating will not stop, but at least with this book it can begin to allow itself to be challenged by some of the most complex and ethics-driven thought of our times.
Category: Philosophy

Poor Queer Studies

Author : Matt Brim
ISBN : 9781478009146
Genre : Social Science
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In Poor Queer Studies Matt Brim shifts queer studies away from its familiar sites of elite education toward poor and working-class people, places, and pedagogies. Brim shows how queer studies also takes place beyond the halls of flagship institutions: in night school; after a three-hour commute; in overflowing classrooms at no-name colleges; with no research budget; without access to decent food; with kids in tow; in a state of homelessness. Drawing on the everyday experiences of teaching and learning queer studies at the College of Staten Island, Brim outlines the ways the field has been driven by the material and intellectual resources of those institutions that neglect and rarely serve poor and minority students. By exploring poor and working-class queer ideas and laying bare the structural and disciplinary mechanisms of inequality that suppress them, Brim jumpstarts a queer-class knowledge project committed to anti-elitist and anti-racist education. Poor Queer Studies is essential for all of those who care about the state of higher education and building a more equitable academy.
Category: Social Science

For A Pragmatics Of The Useless

Author : Erin Manning
ISBN : 9781478012597
Genre : Social Science
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What has a use in the future, unforeseeably, is radically useless now. What has an effect now is not necessarily useful if it falls through the gaps. In For a Pragmatics of the Useless Erin Manning examines what falls outside the purview of already-known functions and established standards of value, not for want of potential but for carrying an excess of it. The figures are various: the infrathin, the artful, proprioceptive tactility, neurodiversity, black life. It is around the latter two that a central refrain echoes: "All black life is neurodiverse life." This is not an equation, but an "approximation of proximity." Manning shows how neurotypicality and whiteness combine to form a normative baseline for existence. Blackness and neurodiversity "schizz" around the baseline, uselessly, pragmatically, figuring a more-than of life living. Manning, in dialogue with Félix Guattari and drawing on the black radical tradition's accounts of black life and the aesthetics of black sociality, proposes a "schizoanalysis" of the more-than, charting a panoply of techniques for other ways of living and learning.
Category: Social Science

Beyond Education

Author : Eli Meyerhoff
ISBN : 9781452960227
Genre : Education
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A bold call to deromanticize education and reframe universities as terrains of struggle between alternative modes of studying and world-making Higher education is at an impasse. Black Lives Matter and #MeToo show that racism and sexism remain pervasive on campus, while student and faculty movements fight to reverse increased tuition, student debt, corporatization, and adjunctification. Commentators typically frame these issues as crises for an otherwise optimal mode of intellectual and professional development. In Beyond Education, Eli Meyerhoff instead sees this impasse as inherent to universities, as sites of intersecting political struggles over resources for studying. Meyerhoff argues that the predominant mode of study, education, is only one among many alternatives and that it must be deromanticized in order to recognize it as a colonial-capitalist institution. He traces how key elements of education—the vertical trajectory of individualized development, its role in preparing people to participate in governance through a pedagogical mode of accounting, and dichotomous figures of educational waste (the “dropout”) and value (the “graduate”)—emerged from histories of struggles in opposition to alternative modes of study bound up with different modes of world-making. Through interviews with participants in contemporary university struggles and embedded research with an anarchist free university, Beyond Education paves new avenues for achieving the aims of an “alter-university” movement to put novel modes of study into practice. Taking inspiration from Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and Indigenous resurgence projects, it charts a new course for movements within, against, and beyond the university as we know it.
Category: Education

Social Text

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018601036
Genre : Culture
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Category: Culture

Southeast Asian Diaspora In The United States

Author : Jonathan H. X. Lee
ISBN : 9781443869799
Genre : Social Science
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Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States: Memories and Visions, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow provides various exploratory interpretations on Southeast Asian American subjectivities, communities, histories, creativities, and cultural expressions, as they are revealed, informed, or infused with visions, dreams, and or memories of self in relation to others, places, time, and events – historically significant or quotidian. The interaction and interplay of visions, memories, and subjectivities is the focus of examination and interpretation, either directly or tangentially. Authors explore varieties of homes, religiosities, creativities, cultural forms and productions, and queer sexualities, utilizing critical ethnic and Asian American studies discourses coupled with other interdisciplinary approaches to provide new and alternative visions on Cambodian, Hmong, Filipino, Indonesian, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese American subjects and their communities that links Southeast Asia to America in vexing, creative, and purposeful ways.
Category: Social Science

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Author : Samuel Rawson Gardiner
ISBN : UOM:39015027329294
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Neoliberalism And Global Theatres

Author : L. Nielsen
ISBN : 9781137035608
Genre : Performing Arts
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How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.
Category: Performing Arts

No University Is An Island

Author : Cary Nelson
ISBN : 0814758606
Genre : Social Science
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The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education’s independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem obvious. Yet the university is presently under siege from all corners; workers are being exploited with paltry salaries for full-time work, politics and profit rather than intellectual freedom govern decision-making, and professors are being monitored for the topics they teach. No University Is an Island offers a comprehensive account of the social, political, and cultural forces undermining academic freedom. At once witty and devastating, it confronts these threats with exceptional frankness, then offers a prescription for higher education’s renewal. In an insider’s account of how the primary organization for faculty members nationwide has fought the culture wars, Cary Nelson, the current President of the American Association of University Professors, unveils struggles over governance and unionization and the increasing corporatization of higher education. Peppered throughout with previously unreported, and sometimes incendiary, higher education anecdotes, Nelson is at his flame-throwing best. The book calls on higher education’s advocates of both the Left and the Right to temper conviction with tolerance and focus on higher education’s real injustices. Nelson demands we stop denying teachers, student workers, and other employees a living wage and basic rights. He urges unions to take up the larger cause of justice. And he challenges his own and other academic organizations to embrace greater democracy. With broad and crucial implications for the future, No University Is an Island will be the benchmark against which we measure the current definitive struggle for academic freedom.
Category: Social Science

Mute Magazine 9

Author : Lightning Source Inc
ISBN : 9781906496173
Genre : Art
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Featuring; Falling for the Future - Iain Boal brings modernity's futuramas back down to earth. Citizens Banned? - Josephine Berry Slater and Anthony Iles review the AV media arts festival. Crisis in the Visual System - Paul Helliwell argues the art world's favourite philosopher, Jacques Ranci re, does have something to hide. Borders 2.0: Future, Tense - Bryan Finoki and Angela Mitropoulos present an incursion, in text and image, into the contemporary borderlands. Manufactured Scarcity - James Heartfield on Enron's pioneering of green capitalism through cutting production. Battle of All Mothers - Madame Tlank on welfare, surveillance and working class women. When Travesty Becomes Form - Alberto Duman contemplates the cyclical self-affirmation of the curator. Your Five a Day - Quarterly, critical and cheap, Mute is a concrete jumble of all that's still grunting in the inter-finessing hyper-barrios of culture, politics, and technology 2.0. As capitalism yawns toward apocalypse we match it issue by issue with a sustained critique of everything existing from eco prole-bashing and shanty chic to academic aut-onanist marxistry. An average portion of Mute contains all the cultural vitamins essential to a healthy (contempt for the) economy. http: //
Category: Art

Toward A Global Autonomous University

Author : Edu-factory Collective
ISBN : PSU:000067779680
Genre : Education
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What was once the factory is now the university. We started off with this apparently straightforward affirmation, not in order to assume it but to question it; to open it, radically rethinking it, towards theoretical and political research. University corporatization and the rise of a global university are not unilateral impositions or developments completely contained by capitalist rationality. Rather they are the result--absolutely temporary and thus reversible--of a formidable cycle of struggles. The problem is to transform the field of tension delineated by the processes analyzed in this book into specific forms of resistance and the organization of escape routes. This is Edu-factory's starting point and objective, its style and its method.
Category: Education

The Independent

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ISBN : IND:32000000688582
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ISBN : UCSD:31822036359057
Genre : Art and electronics
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Category: Art and electronics

Politics Of Withdrawal

Author : Pepita Hesselberth
ISBN : 9781786616340
Genre : Alienation (Philosophy)
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This book considers the significance of practices and theories of withdrawal (exodus, desertion, retreat) for radical thinking with contributions from major theorists in the fields of contemporary political philosophy, cultural studies and media studies (including Bernard Stiegler, Isabel Lorey, Sara Sharma, Claire Birchall and more).
Category: Alienation (Philosophy)

Imaginal Machines

Author : Stevphen Shukaitis
ISBN : PSU:000068600785
Genre : Art
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Nonfiction. Political Science. Criticism and Theory. Art. "IMAGINAL MACHINES explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the potentials and limits of liberatory art (from surrealism to Tom Waits) while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination. Shukaitis exhibits a remarkable theoretical breadth, bringing together the work of Castoriadis, the Situationists, and autonomous Marxism to define a new task for militant research: constructing imaginal machines that escape capitalism. IMAGINAL MACHINES is truly a book that makes a path by walking"--Silvia Federici, author of CALIBAN AND THE WITCH: WOMEN, THE BODY, AND PRIMITIVE ACCUMULATION.
Category: Art


Author : Monica Narula
ISBN : UOM:39015081848767
Genre : Boundaries
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Significance of boundaries, limits, and margins of the state, of technology and technique, art and science, of the individual, of languages, thoughts, and convictions, of faith, literature, and reportage; contributed articles on various countries of the world.
Category: Boundaries