Month: November 2015

One-day Workshop on Fanon and Philosophy from CREMP

The event was held 20th of November (h/t DMF)

This workshop will explore this issue by returning to Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks, highlighting its debt to Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals and emphasising Fanon’s search for an affirmative anti-colonial philosophy and politics.Speakers:    John Narayan (University of Warwick)    Matthieu Renault (University of Paris 8)    Shela Sheikh (Goldsmiths, London)    Howard Caygill (CRMEP)    Lucie Mercier (CRMEP)    Peter Hallward (CRMEP)

Source: One-day Workshop on Fanon and Philosophy | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

My review of Jean-Luc Nancy and Adèle Van Reeth’s La jouissance at Symposium’s Open Site

A summary:

Broken into five chapters, La jouissance is a set of interviews with Jean-Luc Nancy around the tricky title word and the meaning of pleasure today and in Western history. At times ribald, at others highly academic, this book should be important to scholars of Nancy and contemporary Continental theory who will not just find extended discussions of the topic of jouissance, but also on Platonism, différance, Lacan, Spinoza, the feminine, community, the history of Christianity, and other important topics in Nancy’s work. For those beginning with Nancy, no discussion is too difficult and it’s carried along, no way around the pun, by a sexy topic. The interviewer is amiable and presses just the right questions—those that the reader will be thinking about, given Nancy’s previous answers. But more importantly, jouissance is revealed—in retrospect it is obvious—as a key term in Nancy’s oeuvre.

Source: Jean-Luc Nancy and Adèle Van Reeth. La jouissance » CSCP / SCPC

Society and Space Volume 33 Issue 6 now online | Society and space

Here are the contents of volume 33, issue 6, which can be accessed by subscription:

Spatial big data and anxieties of control Agnieszka Leszczynski 965-984
The affect of Jugaad: Frugal innovation and postcolonial practice in India’s mobile phone ecologyAmit S Rai 985-1002
Between the metropole and the postcolony: On the dynamics of rights’ machinery from the northwestern tribal belt to the “mainland” Pakistan Muhammad Ali Nasir 1003-1021
Capitalist pigs: Governmentality, subjectivities, and the regulation of pig farming in colonial Hong Kong, 1950-1970 Kin Wing Chang and Byron Miller 1022-1042
Imagining society: Logics of visualization in images of immigrant integration Sanne Boersma and Willem Schinkel 1043-1062
Terminal experimentation: The transformation of experiences, events and escapes at global airportsAnthony Elliott and David Radford 1063-1079
Markets, bodies, and rhythms: A rhythmanalysis of financial markets from open-outcry trading to high-frequency trading Christian BorchKristian Bondo Hansenand Ann-Christina Lange 1080-1097
Animal performativity: Exploring the lives of donkeys in Botswana Martha Geiger and Alice J Hovorka 1098-1117
Opposing the opposition? Binarity and complexity in political resistance Leonie Ansems de Vries and Doerthe Rosenow 1118-1134
Anxiety and phantasy in the field: The position of the unconscious in ethnographic research Jesse Proudfoot 1135-1152