Monthly Archives: May 2012

Studies in Social and Political Thought Annual Conference – Power and Resistance

Studies in Social and Political Thought Annual Conference – Power and Resistance June 15-16, 2012 University of Sussex, Brighton Keynote Speakers: Werner Bonefeld (York) Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths) While governments around the world have initiated austerity measures on a grand scale … Continue reading

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Lit Review Pet Peeves

Stuck into my literature review where I am trying to construct some workable typologies for different interpretations of fetishism. So far I have: fetishism as false consciousness, fetishism as reification, fetishism as alienation and value-form interpretations of fetishism. In the … Continue reading

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Perverted Forms of Fetisishm II

This one is particularly absurd: “Yoga and fetishism: reflections on Marxist social theory.” “classical social theory – including Marxist social theory – is based on a critique of the relationshipbetween religion and society. The philosophical underpinning of this is the … Continue reading

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Perverted Forms of Fetishism.

Commodity fetishism has been used in a lot of perverse ways. I’m digging up some of the more perverse for my lit review. Here are the first few i’ve found: Chocolate’s fetishism is partially resolved through Fair Trade, which redistributes … Continue reading

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Trinity Formula Translation Error.

NB. I Just discovered that the English translation of the Trinity Formula on Marxists.org translates verkehrten form as distorted form. Distorted is a word analytical philosophers use that sounds concise but is really quite general. Distorted also contributes to fetish … Continue reading

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Karp

I remember the first time I bought a Karp release. It was my final year of high school.  was 1996 and I was only beginning to figure out the internet thing which was still rudimentary. I had seen a few … Continue reading

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Milk Music

Anyone into Crazy Horse, The Meat Puppets, The Wipers, Dinosaur or big muff fuzzed the fuck out guitars should check out Milk Music. I saw them Saturday night in a karaoke bar at the end of Brighton pier. They tore … Continue reading

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The All-Penetrating Ether of Society: Adorno, Exchange, and Abstract Social Domination

Here’s the paper I presented at the recent HM conference. Like most conference papers I have presented its rough and fragmentary but it gives an idea of what I am struggling with   The All-Penetrating Ether of Society: Adorno, Exchange, … Continue reading

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Rome Paper Final Version.

Below is the final version of the paper I delivered last week. To recreate my delivery of the paper: work yourself up into a state of sleep deprivation, crank the heat and invite three people to listen to it. The … Continue reading

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Backhaus Workshop

Hell Yeah:   The Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London invites you to: Value, Money and Crisis: A Workshop on the Work of Hans-Georg Backhaus Presentations by Riccardo Bellofiore and Tommaso Redolfi Riva, responses by Chris Arthur and Werner … Continue reading

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