Preliminary Materials For A Theory Of The Young Girl

Author: Tiqqun (Collective)
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781584351085
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"Concepts made for war do not call for unanimity. And it is only natural that they should be condemned for the ignominious realities they reveal. As for those who have shut their eyes to the sheer and massive fact of the Young-Girl, what difference could a little more blindness make? The Young-Girl is herself the product of misogyny, but the theory of the Young-Girl is not. Open up any women's magazine and you'll see for yourself. The Young-Girl is not always young and, increasingly not even a girl. She is but the figure of total integration into a disintegrating social whole. When morons, against all the evidence to the contrary, protest that "The world is not a commodity!" and, for that matter, neither are they, they are feigning a virginity that only proves their impotence. We want nothing to do with this virginity nor this impotence. We propose a different sentimental education."--P. [4] of cover.

The Administration Of Fear

Author: Paul Virilio
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781584351054
Size: 15.32 MB
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We are living under the administration of fear: fear has become an environment, an everyday landscape. There was a time when wars, famines, and epidemics were localized and limited by a certain timeframe. Today, it is the world itself that is limited, saturated, and manipulated, the world itself that seizes us and confines us with a stressful claustrophobia. Stock-market crises, undifferentiated terrorism, lightning pandemics, "professional" suicides.... Fear has become the world we live in. The administration of fear also means that states are tempted to create policies for the orchestration and management of fear. Globalization has progressively eaten away at the traditional prerogatives of states (most notably of the welfare state), and states have to convince citizens that they can ensure their physical safety. In this new and lengthy interview, Paul Virilio shows us how the "propaganda of progress," the illuminism of new technologies, provide unexpected vectors for fear in the way that they manufacture frenzy and stupor. For Virilio, the economic catastrophe of 2007 was not the death knell of capitalism, as some have claimed, but just further evidence that capitalism has accelerated into turbo-capitalism, and is accelerating still. With every natural disaster, health scare, and malicious rumor now comes the inevitable "information bomb"--live feeds take over real space, and technology connects life to the immediacy of terror, the ultimate expression of speed. With the nuclear dissuasion of the Cold War behind us, we are faced with a new form of civil dissuasion: a state of fear that allows for the suspension of controversial social situations.

You Must Make Your Death Public

Author: Chris Kraus
Publisher: Mute Publishing
ISBN: 9781906496647
Size: 19.21 MB
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This book assembles all the talks and media presented at Aliens & Anorexia: A Chris Kraus Symposium, which took place in March 2013 at the Royal College of Art, London. Since her first book, I Love Dick, published in 1997, writer and film-maker Chris Kraus has authored a further six books ranging from fiction to art criticism to political commentary, via continental philosophy, feminism, critical and queer theory. This collection begins to engage with questions Kraus’ work raises: where, if at all, is the line between ‘life’ as private and ‘practice’ as public? How, if the body is always performing one or other of these, can they be delineated? Can this map onto the relations between other ever blurring not-quite-binaries: artwork and critic, subject and object, masochist and sadist, unknown and known, embodied and disembodied, fiction and criticism? You Must Make Your Death Public features essays and media by Travis Jeppesen, Helen Stuhr-Rommereim, Hestia Peppé, Samira Ariadad, Beth Rose Caird, Jesse Dayan, Karolin Meunier, Linda Stupart, Lodovico Pignatti Morano, Trine Riel, Rachal Bradley, David Morris, Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield and Chris Kraus.

Updating To Remain The Same

Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262034494
Size: 18.31 MB
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What it means when media moves from the new to the habitual -- when our bodies become archives of supposedly obsolescent media, streaming, updating, sharing, saving.

Empire

Author: Michael Hardt
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593372303
Size: 17.20 MB
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Nach einem Vierteljahrhundert politischer Theoriemüdigkeit haben Hardt und Negri mit ihrer brillanten, provokanten und heiß diskutierten Analyse des postmodernen Kapitalismus im Zeitalter der Globalisierung das Denken wieder in Bewegung gebracht. Der Hoffnung auf die politische Gestaltbarkeit einer neuen, gerechteren Weltordnung haben sie damit ein anspruchsvolles theoretisches Fundament gegeben. "Eine grandiose Gesellschaftsanalyse, die unser Unbehagen bündelt und ihm eine Richtung gibt, für die in der Geschichte der Philosophie das Wort vom 'guten Leben' steht." Die Zeit "Das Jahrzehnt linker Melancholie ist vorüber." Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Gossip Girl 2

Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783641031480
Size: 17.82 MB
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Mit Genuss berichtet das anonyme Gossip Girl von jedem noch so pikanten Detail aus dem Leben von Serena, Blair und ihren Freunden. Und mal ehrlich: Wer will nicht dabei sein, wenn es hinter den Fassaden der luxuriösen Appartements auf der Upper East Side so richtig zur Sache geht? Blairs Feldzug ist gescheitert: Serena ist längst wieder Mittelpunkt der Upper East Side. Dan vergöttert ihre Schönheit, die Jungs liegen ihr zu Füßen, neue Freundinnen scharen sich um sie. Und Blairs Freund Nate küsst in aller Öffentlichkeit eine Achtklässlerin. Was dank Gossip Girl alle wissen – alle außer Blair. Bitter, bitter! Frecher Blick hinter die Kulissen der Reichen und Schönen!