Monthly Archives: October 2014

‘A music made from contradictions’: Notes on Jameson’s Valences of the Dialectic

First, let me reproduce the prose poem of totalisation that serves as a kind of infinitely compacted crystal of Jameson’s multi-volume Poetics of Social Forms (which is being composed in a rather inscrutable order, in ways curiously analogous to Agamben’s … Continue reading

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Like a crime

“The social totality can be sensed, as it were, from the outside, like a skin at which the Other somehow looks, but which we ourselves will never see. Or it can be tracked, like a crime, whose clues we accumulate, … Continue reading

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Locke détourné

‘In the end all the world was America, and more so than it is now; for no such thing except money was anywhere known.’

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Picturing Piketty

From here.

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Jameson on time, singularity, derivatives, postmodern gastronomy and the ubiquity of curators

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