Excavating Contemporary Capitalism: Towards a Critique of Extraction Writ Large

Lecture by Sandro Mezzadra Sandro Mezzadra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna, as well as a visiting research fellow at Humboldt University, Berlin. He studies European Political Thought, the concept of citizenship, contemporary critical theory, globalization and contemporary migration. His books include: Diritto di […]

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An Interview with Moishe Postone: Marx, Capitalism, and the Possibility of Activism Today

By Jonathan Cook, Benjamin Andrew, and Phedias Christodoulides Moishe Postone is the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of the College in History, Co-Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, as well as Co-Editor of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory. He received a Doctorate of Philosophy in political science/sociology from Goethe University in Frankfurt in 1983. […]

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The Commodification of Anti-Capitalist Sentiment and Possible Paths of Resistance

By Camilla Cannon (Warren Wilson College) 1. Introduction In this paper, I will examine the relationship between the commodification of rebellious sentiment (specifically, anti-capitalist sentiment) in contemporary American capitalist culture and two modes of understanding power described by Michel Foucault: the juridico-discursive theory of power and the diffuse-productive theory of power. Specifically, I will argue […]

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