Monthly Archives: October 2012

Reformism and Melancholia: Fordist Ghosts, Keynesian Spectres and Representations of the Crisis

[Text of a talk given at the BSA conference Understanding the Financial Crisis, 8 October 2012] I. ‘Today, anyone opening a newspaper often bumps up against the word “crisis”. It indicates insecurity, suffering and uncertainty, and alludes to an unknown future … Continue reading

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The Equator of Alienation

 What modern capitalism—concentrated and fully established capitalism—inscribes within life’s setting, is the fusion of what had been opposed as the positive and negative poles of alienation into a sort of equator of alienation. —“Urbanism as Will and Representation” in Internationale Situationniste, 1964 The world … Continue reading

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