Post by: Angela Mitropoulos


Über Quarantänen, Oikonomia und das Clinamen

5 Apr , 2020  


Im Folgenden finden sich zwei Texte. Der größte Teil des ersten, «Gegen Quarantäne» wurde Ende Januar geschrieben und Mitte Februar erstmals im New Inquiry publiziert. Der zweite, viel kürzere Text wurde Mitte März als Postskriptum zu Contract and Contagion: From Biopolitics to Oikonomia (2012) geschrieben.[1] 

Der erste Text befasst ...

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Documentation, EconoFiction


26 Mrz , 2018  

‘Commodification’ is often used as a short-hand way of defining what capitalism does, but all too often it’s used as a synonym for transaction or exchange. Yet buying and selling are not specific to capitalism and, more importantly, there are consequences in organising a critique of, or opposition to capitalism ...

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Documentation, EconoFiction

The Time of the Contract: Insurance, Contingency and the Arrangement of Risk

8 Feb , 2018  


This essay contends that the contractual is a technique for the reinstatement of a specifically capitalist determinism in the midst of uncertain circumstances and in the face of an indefinite future.

Taking the indistinction between the time of life and that of work that characterises post-Fordism and contingent labor ...

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EconoFiction, Necropolitics

Stock market falls and fascism

6 Feb , 2018  

As the Dow plummeted in the previous week, the far Right in the US has leaned in to ‘Jewish banker’ conspiracy theories. By that view, Goldman Sachs is sabotaging Making America Great Again. Some on the Left have echoed the understanding of stock markets and finance that this encapsulates.

This ...

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