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The Cynical Educator

The Cynical Educator

The Cynical Educator Angsar Allen Ground down, disenchanted, but committed to education. Unable to quit, yet deploring everything education has become. We suffer a weakened and weakening cynicism. This cynicism exploits the last remaining educational commitments of an otherwise broken workforce, draining that workforce of its final pleasure: Revolt. Our cynicism is reactionary and conditional…

Joy Forever: The Political Economy of Social Creativity

Joy Forever: The Political Economy of Social Creativity

Joy Forever: The Political Economy of Social Creativity   Michał Kozłowski, Agnieszka Kurant, Jan Sowa, Krystian Szadkowski and Jakub Szreder (eds) The book published by F/SUW in cooperation with MayFly Books gathers papers based on presentations at the conference Labour of the Multitudes? Political Economy of Social Creativity, organized in Warsaw in October 2011. It…

Critique of Creativity: Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the ‘Creative Industries’

Critique of Creativity: Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the ‘Creative Industries’

Critique of Creativity: Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the ‘Creative Industries’ Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray and Ulf Wuggenig (eds) Creativity is astir: reborn, re-conjured, re-branded, resurgent. The old myths of creation and creators – the hallowed labors and privileged agencies of demiurges and prime movers, of Biblical world-makers and self-fashioning artist-geniuses – are back underway,…

Lacan and Organization

Lacan and Organization

Lacan and Organization Carl Cederström & Casper Hoedemaekers (eds) The work of Jacques Lacan has become an influential source to most disciplines of the social sciences, and is now considered a standard reference in literary theory, cultural studies and political theory. While management and organization studies has traditionally been preoccupied with questions of making corporations…

New Lines of Alliance, New Spaces of Liberty

New Lines of Alliance, New Spaces of Liberty

New Lines of Alliance, New Spaces of Liberty Félix Guattari and Antonio Negri “The project: to rescue ‘communism’ from its own disrepute. Once invoked as the liberation of work through mankind’s collective creation, communism has instead stifled humanity. We who see in communism the liberation of both collective and individual possibilities must reverse that regimentation…

‘The Leading Journal in the Field’: Destabilizing Authority in the Social Sciences of Management

‘The Leading Journal in the Field’: Destabilizing Authority in the Social Sciences of Management

‘The Leading Journal in the Field’: Destabilizing Authority in the Social Sciences of Management Peter Armstrong & Geoff Lightfoot (eds) ‘I am often told, “Don’t waste your time reading books, you’d be better off reading the leading journals in your field.” Unfortunately, the authors of this book have closely read some of those articles: examining…

Upsetting the Offset: The Political Economy of Carbon Markets

Upsetting the Offset: The Political Economy of Carbon Markets

Upsetting the Offset: The Political Economy of Carbon Markets Steffen Böhm & Siddhartha Dabhi (eds) Upsetting the Offset engages critically with the political economy of carbon markets. It presents a range of case studies and critiques from around the world, showing how the scam of carbon markets affects the lives of communities. But the book…

Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique

Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique

Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique Gerald Raunig & Gene Ray (eds) ‘Institutional critique’ is best known through the critical practice that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s by artists who presented radical challenges to the museum and gallery system. Since then it has been pushed in new directions by new…

Ethics and Economy: After Levinas

Ethics and Economy: After Levinas

Ethics and Economy: After Levinas Dag G. Aasland ‘Rather than succumbing to the easy temptation to blame business leaders for anything that went wrong in recent years, Aasland looks for the remnants of good in business as such. This leads him to ask the right questions: one should, for example, not ask why a leader…

Negations: Essays in Critical Theory

Negations: Essays in Critical Theory

Negations: Essays in Critical Theory Herbert Marcuse Herbert Marcuse’s Negations is both a radical critique of capitalist modernity and a model of materialist dialectical thinking. In a series of essays, originally written in the period stretching from the 1930s to 1960s, Marcuse takes up the presupposed categories that have, and continue to, ground thought and…

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