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Marx’s “Dangerous Classes”

Originally posted on andy merrifield:
Most Marxists know that Marx infamously dismisses the lumpenproletariat — those band of “vagabonds, criminals, prostitutes,” “the demoralised, the ragged,” swindlers and tricksters, ragpickers and pickpockets, tinkers and beggars (all Marx’s words). These ruffians, he…

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Balibar, Fraser and Mbembe | Lectures at the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry

Étienne Balibar, Nancy Fraser and Achille Mbembe met in July for a series of talks and seminars at the New School’s Institute for Critical Social Inquiry. The lectures are now available through the Institute’s YouTube channel. For some reason the … Continue reading

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Introduction to The Funambulist by its Readers: Political Geographies from Chicago and Elsewhere — THE FUNAMBULIST MAGAZINE

Dear readers, here is the introduction written for the book The Funambulist by its Readers: Political Geographies from Chicago and Elsewhere, a book commissioned by the curators of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019, which collects 20 articles we published in … Continue reading

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Aesthetics as a weapon of mass domestication

On June 20th I will be participating in ‘Anesthetized: aesthetics as a weapon of mass domestication,’ a week-long seminar organized in SUR—the school of arts of Madrid’s Círculo de Bellas Artes—by Lucía Jalón and David Sánchez Usanos. More information about … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche or the Realm of Shadows (Verso, February 2020)

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
I’m pleased to be able to share the news that Henri Lefebvre’s book Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche or the Realm of Shadows is forthcoming in English translation with Verso in early 2020. It’s not yet up on the…

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Henrik Ernstson and Erik Swyngedouw (eds.) Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities

Henrik Ernstson and Erik Swyngedouw (eds.) Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities, out today with Routledge — extraordinary set of contributions! Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities centres on how to organize anew the … Continue reading

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Intervention – “Changing the Question from ‘The End of Austerity?’ to ‘What Ends in Austerity?’”

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