PhiloFiction

Achille Mbembe on Afrofuturism and the “Genealogies of the Object”

14 Dez , 2018  

Translation by Alexander Galloway. This translation is an excerpt from Achille Mbembe’s 2016 book Politiques de l’inimitié (chapter four). Chapter two of the book was previously translated by Giovanni Menegalle in issue 200 of Radical Philosophy. The journal Theory, Culture & Society also recently published a conversation between Mbembe and ...

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Necropolitics

FANON: ABSORPTION AND COLONIALITY

10 Jul , 2018  

Fanon’s significance to the present moment seems to me to hinge in large part on his identification of the lumpenproletariat as revolutionary subject, an identification that was anathema then (and largely remains so now) to traditional Marxism. Surely all remember Marx’s magnificent litany in the Eighteenth Brumaire of “vagabonds, discharged ...

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Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Africa contra Hegel

28 Sep , 2016  

There was once a fantasy, shared by left and right alike, that the states of the under-developed world could come, whether by leaps or by steps, to approximate those of the so-called developed world, as if they represented some kind of historical destiny. This idea belongs to what one might ...

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