Whether or not neoliberalism is in crisis, whether or not we in the Anthropocene, whether or not we are in the coronacene, shit really sucks right now. Nevertheless, I have loads of writing commitments that I must complete over the next year. Since this blog helped me think through my thesis, I thought I would try to revive it to think through these linked writing projects.
I thought I would begin by providing a broad overview of these projects (I will save the specifics for future posts).
- Right now I am writing a chapter on domination in Marx.
- Then I am going to write three related chapters for a book – on economics, social reproduction, (co-authored) and crisis — that draws on and further develops Marx and Adorno.
- Then I am going to write a chapter critiquing Polanyi and neo-Polanyian state theory.
- Finally, once all the decks are cleared, I am going to write a book that develops my thesis. This book is long overdue, but after working my way through the proceeding material I will finally be ready to write it in a revised and expanded form. (You shouldn’t be surprised to hear that prepping 17 classes in 6 different disciplines in 6 years at 4 different institutions will not only get in the way of writing a book, but will also get you away from the material the book is focused on. Luckily, my situation has changed, but I need to re-immerse myself in the material and I think this is the best way to do it)