Tag Archives: Lacan

Postmodern Passages: The Construction of the Body

The near-constant refrain at the heart of anti-hegemonic conceptualizations has been the body; as we move from book to book, tome to tome, we can see again and again the resurgence of this discourse: the Cartesian mind-body dualism, Spinoza’s eternal … Continue reading

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Machinic Oedipus, Machinic Multitude

Every technical practice is a social practice, every technical practice is soaked in social determination. But it doesn’t present itself as such: it claims autonomy, innocence, a technical rationality founded on science. This rationality subtends the ideology of faith, which … Continue reading

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Guattari’s Oedipus

Noir Realism has put up a thought-provoking post on Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus, describing the work as a “Black Book of Riddles,” a “dreamwork” that doesn’t so much offer a strict revolutionary praxis, but opts instead for an extended poetic … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Our Pasts: Neoliberal Subjectivity and Crisis (Part 1 of 2)

In the moments of globalization, we find ourselves simultaneously at the fusion point of five distinct scales of experience: the intimate (the level of personal/interpersonal experience); territorial (the level of local experience); the national (the level of state experience); the … Continue reading

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alterity, contagion

CONTAMINANTS In a temple deep in Cambodia, enshrouded in the deep jungles along the Nung River, is Willard’s target, Col. Walter E. Kurtz. Once a decorated warrior in the command of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Kurtz has ‘gone native,’ … Continue reading

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