The End of the Monarchy of Sex’: Sexuality and Contemporary Nihilism

2 Aug , 2017  


The hegemonic form of contemporary queer theory is dependent on a model of desire as autonomous and deregulated, derived from post ’68 French theory and particularly the work of Michel Foucault. Such a model is at risk of finding itself in congruence with a deregulated post-Fordist capitalism that recuperates


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Maria Mies, Silvia Federici, and Biopower

13 Jul , 2017  

In the 1970s, activists and intellectuals developed new modes of inquiry for understanding the administration, control, and punishment of human bodies, and the constitutive effects that these techniques had on our means of apprehending ourselves and communicating with others. While Michel Foucault’s work on biopolitics is a particularly celebrated example, ...

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Beyond Tactics and Strategy: Frankfurt´s New ECB and the Art of Skating

21 Jun , 2017  


Stefan Hölscher, Ph.D.
Beyond Tactics and Strategy: Frankfurt´s New ECB and the Art of Skating
Contribution to a round-table discussion
Performance Studies International (psi) 2017: Overflow, Kampnagel Hamburg


»To walk is to lack a place. It is the indefinite process of being absent and in search of a ...

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Insurrectionary Foucault: Tiqqun, The Coming Insurrection, and Beyond

28 Mrz , 2016  

Some might want to dismiss The Coming Insurrection as a vulgar or extreme interpretation of Foucault, warped for highly politicized purposes. This paper challenges that position. In particular, through clarifying the theoretical influences of  The Coming Insurrection,
I challenge the current reception of Foucault`s recently published College de France ...

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On Wendy Brown

16 Aug , 2015  

Wir verweisen hier auf McKenzie Warks Besprechung des neuen Buchs von Wendy Brown  Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution (Zone Books, New York 2015). Neben einer erneuten Diskussion um das Thema Informationskapitalismus und vektoriale Klasse, die auch dem deutschen Leser seit dem Hacker Manifesto bekannt sein dürfte, kreist McKenzie Wark ...

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Biopolitics, Lexicon, Necropolitics

Foucault und Ökonomie in-der-letzten-Instanz

16 Jul , 2015  

Kroker/Weinstein beschreiben schon 1996 in ihrem Buch Datenmüll präzise den neoliberalen Staat: „Mit dem Bunker Staat exkludiert der liberale Faschismus die Überschuß-Körper (Einwanderung), mit dem Austeritäts-Staat setzt er Schuldenreproduktion und hohe Arbeitslosigkeit ein, um den Arbeitsmarkt zu kontrollieren und soziale Programme zu minimieren, und mit dem Sicherheits-Staats unterwirft er Körper ...

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