Phenomenology of the End


Author: Franco Berardi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584351702


Page: 336

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Franco "Bifo" Berardi's newest book analyzes the contemporary changes taking place in our aesthetic and emotional sensibility -- changes the author claims are the result of semio-capitalism's capturing of the inner resources of the subjective process: our experience of time, our sensibility, the way we relate to each other, and our ability to imagine a future. Precarization and fractalization of labor have provoked a deep mutation in the psychosphere, and this can be seen in the rise of psychopathologies such as post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, panic, and attention deficit disorder. Sketching out an aesthetic genealogy of capitalist globalization, Berardi shows how we have arrived at a point of such complexity in the semiotic flows of capital that we can no longer process its excessive currents of information. A swarm effect now rules: it has become impossible to say "no." Social behavior is trapped in inescapable patterns of interaction coded by techno-linguistic machines, smartphones, screens of every size, and all of these sensory and emotional devices end up destroying our organism's sensibility by submitting it to the stress of competition and acceleration. Arguing for disentanglement rather than resistance, Berardi concludes by evoking the myth of La Malinche, the daughter of a noble Aztec family. It is a tale of a translator and traitor who betrayed her own people, yet what the myth portends is the rebirth of the world from the collapse of the old.


Über Massenmord und Suizid


Author: Franco »Bifo« Berardi

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957573025

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

View: 4237

Von der Columbine High School bis zum Batman-Kino-Massaker in Aurora, Amokläufe sind in den letzen Jahren zu einer grausigen Routine geworden. Hinzu treten scheinbar ideologisch oder religiös motivierte Massenmorde wie die von Anders Breivik oder islamistischer Terrorkommandos. All diese Wahnsinnstaten faszinieren und verstören und lassen uns letztlich ratlos zurück. Franco »Bifo« Berardi nähert sich diesen Abgründen der Gegenwart mit detektivischer Akribie: Er erstellt Fallstudien, liest die Manifeste der Attentäter und analysiert die Gemeinsamkeiten im Drang zum zerstörerischen Selbstmord. Entgegen individueller Dämonisierungen gelingt es ihm, die Schreckenstaten als epidemisches Phänomen zu deuten. In ihrer Rache an der Gesellschaft treiben die Täter das gesellschaftliche Prinzip des ›Survival of the fittest‹ auf die Spitze: Man kann nur noch gewinnen, wenn man andere Leben zerstört. So beweisen sie sich zumindest einmal in ihrem Leben, die Geschicke der Welt zu lenken, Herr übers eigene Dasein, eben Helden zu sein.

Der Aufstand

Über Poesie und Finanzwirtschaft


Author: Franco Berardi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783957570925


Page: 187

View: 3529

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics


Author: Peter Eckersall,Helena Grehan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135139911X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

View: 7239

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics is a volume of critical essays, provocations, and interventions on the most important questions faced by today’s writers, critics, audiences, and theatre and performance makers. Featuring texts written by scholars and artists who are diversely situated (geographically, culturally, politically, and institutionally), its multiple perspectives broadly address the question "How can we be political now?" To respond to this question, Peter Eckersall and Helena Grehan have created eight galvanising themes as frameworks or rubrics to rethink the critical, creative, and activist perspectives on questions of politics and theatre. Each theme is linked to a set of guiding keywords: Post (post consensus, post-Brexit, post-Fukushima, post-neoliberalism, post-humanism, post-global financial crisis, post-acting, the real) Assembly (assemblage, disappearance, permission, community, citizen, protest, refugee) Gap (who is in and out, what can be seen/heard/funded/allowed) Institution (visibility/darkness, inclusion, rules) Machine (biodata, surveillance economy, mediatisation) Message (performance and conviction, didacticism, propaganda) End (suffering, stasis, collapse, entropy) Re. (reset, rescale, reanimate, reimagine, replay: how to bring complexity back into the public arena, how art can help to do this). These themes were developed in conversation with key thinkers and artists in the field, and the resulting texts engage with artistic works across a range of modes including traditional theatre, contemporary performance, public protest events, activism, and community and participatory theatre. Suitable for academics, performance makers, and students, The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics explores questions of how to be political in the early 21st century, by exploring how theatre and performance might provoke, unsettle, reinforce, or productively destabilise the status quo.

Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene


Author: Julie Reiss

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 162273436X

Category: Art

Page: 172

View: 9553

Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene contributes to the growing literature on artistic responses to global climate change and its consequences. Designed to include multiple perspectives, it contains essays by thirteen art historians, art critics, curators, artists and educators, and offers different frameworks for talking about visual representation and the current environmental crisis. The anthology models a range of methodological approaches drawn from different disciplines, and contributes to an understanding of how artists and those writing about art construct narratives around the environment. The book is illustrated with examples of art by nearly thirty different contemporary artists.

Contemporary European Cinema

Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis


Author: Betty Kaklamanidou,Ana M. Corbalán

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351347063

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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This book offers a range of accounts of the state of "European Cinema" in a specific sociopolitical era: that of the global economic crisis that began in 2008 and the more recent refugee and humanitarian crisis. With the recession having become a popular theme of economic, demographic, and sociological research in recent years, this volume examines representations of the crisis and its attendant market instability and mistrust of neoliberal political systems in film. It thus sheds light on the mediation, reimagination, and reformulation of recent history in the depiction of personal, cultural, and political memories, and raises new questions about crisis narratives in European film, asking whether the theoretical notion of "national" cinema is less or more powerful during moments of sociopolitical turbulence, and investigating the kinds of cultural representations and themes that characterize the narratives of European documentary and fictional films from both small and large national markets.

Scheintod im Denken

von Philosophie und Wissenschaft als Übung : Unseld Lecture, Tübingen 2009


Author: Peter Sloterdijk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Death

Page: 146

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Kritik der ethischen Gewalt

Adorno-Vorlesungen 2002


Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518732188

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 5448

Im November 2002 hat Judith Butler mit überwältigendem Erfolg die Adorno-Vorlesungen an der Universität Frankfurt gehalten, die nun in einer deutlich erweiterten Fassung als Taschenbuch erscheinen. In ihrer Kritik der ethischen Gewalt geht sie der Frage nach, wie man angesichts einer Theorie des Subjekts, dessen Entstehungsbedingungen sich nie restlos klären lassen, dennoch die Möglichkeit von Verantwortung und Rechenschaft bewahren kann. In Auseinandersetzung mit Adorno, Cavarrero, Foucault, Lévinas und der Psychoanalyse zeigt Butler, daß jede dieser Theorien etwas ethisch Bedeutsames enthält, das sich aus den Grenzen ergibt, die jedem Versuch gezogen sind, Rechenschaft von sich selbst abzulegen: Noch in demjenigen, das wir »ethisches Scheitern« nennen, steckt eine ethische Wertigkeit und Bedeutsamkeit, und die Frage der Ethik erscheint genau an den Grenzen unserer Systeme der Verständlichkeit. »Mit dem Begriff der ›ethischen Gewalt‹ legt Butler den moralphilosophischen Kern von Adornos Denken frei.« Die literarische Welt

Was ist Macht?


Author: Byung-Chul Han,Pyŏng-ch'ŏl Han

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150183564

Category: Power (Philosophy)

Page: 148

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The Space of Boredom

Homelessness in the Slowing Global Order


Author: Bruce O'Neill

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373270

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 3363

In The Space of Boredom Bruce O'Neill explores how people cast aside by globalism deal with an intractable symptom of downward mobility: an unshakeable and immense boredom. Focusing on Bucharest, Romania, where the 2008 financial crisis compounded the failures of the postsocialist state to deliver on the promises of liberalism, O'Neill shows how the city's homeless are unable to fully participate in a society that is increasingly organized around practices of consumption. Without a job to work, a home to make, or money to spend, the homeless—who include pensioners abandoned by their families and the state—struggle daily with the slow deterioration of their lives. O'Neill moves between homeless shelters and squatter camps, black labor markets and transit stations, detailing the lives of men and women who manage boredom by seeking stimulation, from conversation and coffee to sex in public restrooms or going to the mall or IKEA. Showing how boredom correlates with the downward mobility of Bucharest's homeless, O'Neill theorizes boredom as an enduring affect of globalization in order to provide a foundation from which to rethink the politics of alienation and displacement.


Maschinischer Kapitalismus und molekulare Revolution


Author: Gerald Raunig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783950176285


Page: 256

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Die Sonne und der Tod

dialogische Untersuchungen


Author: Peter Sloterdijk,Hans-Jürgen Heinrichs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

View: 9290

Agonie des Realen

Aus dem Franzosischen ubersetzt von Lothar Kutzawa und Volker Schaefer


Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783920986999

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 110

View: 1468

Kultur, Spätzündung der Evolution?

Antworten auf Fragen an die Evolutions- und Erkenntnistheorie


Author: Rupert Riedl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Connaissance, Théorie de la

Page: 355

View: 8170

Tausend Plateaus

Kapitalismus und Schizophrenie


Author: Gilles Deleuze,Félix Guattari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883960944

Category: Capitalism

Page: 716

View: 4959