Politicizing powerlessness

Commentary PARIS, 13 NOVEMBER 2015 Politicizing powerlessness mathieu bonzom How might we intervene in the new situation created by the 13 November attacks in Paris and the various reactions they have provoked? Instead of trying to figure out what the government should be doing, social movements should determine what they can do and what we […]

The irony of anatomy

The irony of anatomy Basquiat’s poetics of black positionality Nathan brown for Tanzeen DohaIsabelle Graw Should I come to New York before I write the article on you?Jean-Michel Basquiat What would you do if the artist you were writing about were dead?Graw I would do as much research as possible, get together all the available information…Basquiat […]

Radical openness

Radical openness Chord symbols, musical abstraction and modernism Mark abel ‘Would anyone like to suggest a chord?’, said Keith Jarrett, swivelling on the piano stool to face the audience. There were a few shouts from the auditorium such as ‘A minor nine’ and ‘E flat seven sharp eleven’. Jarrett listened distractedly for a few moments, […]

Guattari and transversality

Guattari and transversality Institutions, analysis and experimentation Andrew goffey How, on the basis of what problems and concerns, in reference to what concepts, and in the light of what practices, can and should we understand the work of Félix Guattari? It is now fairly widely accepted that Guattari was not simply a junior partner in […]

Truly extraordinary

as if time simultaneously existed as the universal measure for labour and as given in a value where labour has been measured through time. Yet exactly this connection between time, labour and value in capitalism is money. It is not the clock that measures labour through time by quantifying it in values. Rather, this measuring […]

195 Reviews

REVIEWS Krisis, what’s krisis? Neil Larsen, Mathias Nilges, Josh Robinson and Nicholas Brown, eds and trans., Marxism and the Critique of Value, M–C–M´ Publishing, Chicago, 2014. li + 397 pp., £17.82 pb., 978 098954 970 7. This publication presents the first translation into English of a compendium of texts from the German Marxist group Krisis. […]

On the menu, but not at the table

On the menu, but not at the table Susanne Lettow, ed., Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences, SUNY Press, Albany NY, 2014. vi + 294 pp., £52.00 hb., £19.95 pb., 978 1 43844 949 4 hb., 978 1 43844 948 7 pb. This collection contributes to an increasingly important issue […]