Post by: Angela Mitropoulos

Biopolitics

Unboxing the Hidden Labor of Saving Lives and Saving Capitalism

16 Jun , 2020  

To maintain the Western phantasm that ‘capitalism is an intelligent computer,’ the hidden labor of those whose hands silently uphold it is framed as heroic. This promotes sacrificing oneself for ‘the (operating) system.’ In this SILENT WORKS interview Magdalena Taube and Krystian Woznicki talk to Sydney-based scholar-activist Angela Mitropoulos about ...

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Biopolitics

Über Quarantänen, Oikonomia und das Clinamen

5 Apr , 2020  

Einleitung

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

Commodification

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  

Extract:

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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