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Most Resistance Does Not Speak Its Name: An Interview with James C. Scott

JAMES C. SCOTT is known as something of a hybrid scholar: part-political scientist, part-anthropologist, part-agrarianist; a “crude Marxist,” a cautious anarchist. While a young doctoral student at Yale University in the late 1950s, he had been warned by a colleague that his planned two years of fieldwork in a remote Malaysian village would prove suicidal for his career. But that experience provided the basis for Weapons of the Weak: Everyday… …

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Pandemic Dystopias: Biopolitical Emergency and Social Resistance

VOID NETWORK (Athens Greece) – written by George Sotiropoulos & Gene Ray – 4 / 4 / 2020 ____________________ “I didn’t think the Apocalypse would have this much admin” – A teacher from Hastings Setting aside the more technical and delicate issues of agency and intentionality, a virus, like the by now notorious Coronavirus (aka SARS-CoV-2), has a certain mode of being, with its peculiar rhythms and refrains. To a… …


The talk of Giorgio Agamben in Athens: “From the State of Control to a Praxis of Destituent Power”

This is the transcript of a public lecture by Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben delivered to a packed auditorium in Athens on November 16, 2013 and recently published by Chronos e-magazine. A reflection on the destiny of democracy today here in Athens is in some way disturbing, because it obliges us to think the end of democracy in the very place where it was born. As a matter of fact, the… …

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