EconoFiction

Imperialism and World Market

13 Nov , 2019  

While there are important parallels between the national market and the world market, the latter is not simply a subcategory of the latter. A more detailed analysis of the world market reveals that it is more than just the aggregation of states and enterprises, namely a complex structure, a chain ...

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EconoFiction

Nick Dyer-Withefords Cyber-Proletariat. Accumulation of Capital, Cybernetics and proletarian class.

25 Okt , 2019  

Cybernetics and Class
Why speak of a global proletariat in the context of cybernetic capital? The term “cybernetics” has two meanings. The first is the school of thought that developed its theories for the British and American military in the 1930s through experiments in radar technology, ballistics and the construction ...

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EconoFiction

Reading Capital Logistically

27 Aug , 2019  

In the first logistical statements in Capital, Marx writes that because commodities are things they “cannot themselves go to market and perform exchanges in their own right,” (1976:178) its guardians must lend them feet to move, and on the market “his tongue… to communicate their prices” (1976:189). Human feet, however, ...

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NonPolitics

Power is Logistic.

9 Feb , 2019  

1. Power Now Resides in Infrastructures.

Occupation of the Kasbah in Tunis and of the Syntagma Square in Athens, siege of Westminster in London during the student movement of 2011, encirclement of the parliament in Madrid on September 25, 2012 or in Barcelona on June 15, 2011, riots all around ...

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EconoFiction

Logistics, Counterlogistics and the Communist Prospect

23 Aug , 2018  

In this latter sense, logistics indexes the subordination of production to the conditions of circulation, the becoming-hegemonic of those aspects of the production process that involve circulation. In the idealised world-picture of logistics, manufacture is merely one moment in a continuous, Heraclitean flux; the factory dissolves into planetary flows, chopped ...

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EconoFiction

The Belly of the Revolution: Agriculture, Energy, and the Future of Communism

28 Jul , 2018  

….The problem is that the energy system and the technology it powers is not at all modular; it is not possible to swap out dirty energy and swap in clean energy, even if all political obstacles were removed and some polity found itself able to rearrange the building blocks of
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EconoFiction

Disrupting Distribution: Subversion, the Social Factory, and the “State” of Supply Chains

7 Mai , 2018  

We have entered a time of logistics space. Contemporary capitalism is organized as a dispersed but coordinated system, where commodities are manufactured across vast distances, multiple national borders, and complex social and technological infrastructures. Geopolitical economies that were previously governed largely at the national scale – even though as part
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NonPolitics

The Hamburg “City-Strike”: Towards a Way Beyond the G20 Summit

27 Jul , 2017  

This article is a different version of a piece published in Vice, and written by a member of Plan C who attended the G20 summit protests.

It’s 2am on Saturday morning and in the heart of St. Pauli, a district of Hamburg known for its celebration of counter-culture, the atmosphere ...

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Biopolitics

Die Undercommons – Flüchtige Planung und schwarzes Studium

12 Feb , 2016  

Stefano Harney / Fred Moten Aus dem Englischen von Birgit Mennel und Gerald Raunig, hg. von Isabell Lorey
transversal texts, Januar 2016
ISBN: 978-3-903046-07-8
123 Seiten, broschiert, € 10,00

 

Zwischen Black Radical Tradition und ökonomischer Theorie, zwischen Poesie und Philosophie, zwischen Ethiko-Ästhetik und politischer Theorie – die Undercommons entfalten ...

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