Monthly Archives: November 2012

Article Ideas/tired tirade on Personfication.

Another thing I need to be working on is publishing articles. Publish and perish and all that jazz. So expect some upcoming posts on sketches for article ideas. This should be one of them. But i’m to tired and ornery … Continue reading

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The Uses of the Useless: Political Philosophies of Unemployment

Alberto Toscano has posted his HM paper over at Cartographies of the Absolute. It provides an interesting map of different theories of unemployment and how they theorize the relation between the proletariat and industrial reserve army. As with every Alberto … Continue reading

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Pantich on The Making of Global Capitalism.

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Jurgen Haabermasster

In honour of spending the week marking essays on the PR and the public sphere:

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More Notes on Fetishism and Reification.

Another in my continuing series of jottings on why reification and fetishism should not be conflated. This one is triggered by the productive brain storming session I had on the train and by conversations I had last night with some … Continue reading

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Chain and The Gang and the money fetish.

Tonight I see the entertaining Chain and The Gang sing about things such as the mysteries of the money fetish:

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Commodity Form Analysis and Contingency.

In the course of a conversation I had last night with someone working on an article on real abstraction and counter intuition I had a thought about how contingency might be factored into commodity form analysis. Without going into too … Continue reading

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