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The Pedagogics of Liberation: A Latin American Philosophy of Education

Enrique Dussel
"Enrique Dussel is considered one of the founding philosophers of liberation in the Latin American tradition, an influential arm of what is now called decoloniality. While he is astoundingly prolific, relatively few of his works can be found in English translation — and none of these focus specifically on education. Founding members of the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society David I. Backer and Cecilia Diego bring to us Dussel’s The Pedagogics of Liberation: A...

Ontological Anarché: Beyond Materialism and Idealism

Rousselle, Duane (Ed.) & Adams, Jason (Ed.)
Radical theory has always been beset by the question of ontology, albeit to varying degrees and under differing conditions. In recent years, in particular, political metaphysics has returned with force: the rise of Deleuze-influenced “new materialisms,” along with post-/non-Deleuzian Speculative Realism (SR) and Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO), all bear testament to this. In this same period, anarchism has returned as a major influence on social movements and critical scholarship alike. What, then, are some of the...

How We Read: Tales, Fury, Nothing, Sound

Kaitlin Heller & Suzanne Conklin Akbari
What do we do when we read? Reading can be an act of consumption or an act of creation. Our “work reading” overlaps with our “pleasure reading,” and yet these two modes of reading engage with different parts of the self. It is sometimes passive, sometimes active, and can even be an embodied form. The contributors to this volume share their own histories of reading in order to reveal the shared pleasure that lies in...

Moonbit

James E. Dobson & Rena J. Mosteirin
Moonbit is a hybrid work comprised of experimental poetry and a critical theory of the poetics and politics of computer code. It offers an extended intellectual and creative engagement with the affordances of computer software through multiple readings and re-writings of a singular text, the source code of the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer or the “AGC.” Moonbit re-marks and remixes the code that made space travel possible. Half of this book is erasure poetry that...

Misinterest: Essays, Pensées, and Dreams

M.H. Bowker
The term “interest” lacks a precise antonym. In English, we have “disinterested” and “uninteresting,” but we want for a term that denotes robust opposition to interest. The same appears to hold true in every other language (as far as we know). Interest’s missing antonym reflects not merely a widespread lexical oversight, but a misrecognition of interest’s complete and exact meaning. More importantly, the idea that interest has no opposite expresses a certain refusal to acknowledge...

Matches: A Light Book

S.D. Chrostowska
Through the prism of criticism, the modalities of thinking form a spectrum: on one end, systematic exposition, on the other, the fragment. It is the latter, fragmentary approach that distinguishes Matches—an investigation that does not focus on a single theme developed in all its aspects but, rather, on a constellation of themes in art, literature, philosophy, science, social and political thought, as well as the human in relation to history and nature. S.D. Chrostowska pursues...

Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism

Miller-Fisher, Kris; Gibbs, Jocelyn
Drawing on the vast archival resources of its Architecture and Design Collection, the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum (University of California, Santa Barbara) presents an assessment of 50 years of design by Barton Myers (b. 1934), beginning with his work in the Toronto firm A.J. Diamond and Barton Myers (1967–1975) to his own offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Barton Myers Associates (1975–present). Myers’s strongest architectural ideas come out of the planning strategies of...

Museum of Nonhumanity

Gustafsson, Laura; Haapoja, Terike
Museum of Nonhumanity is the catalogue for a full-size touring museum that presents the history of the distinction between humans and animals, and the way that this artificial boundary has been used to oppress human and nonhuman beings over long historical periods. Throughout history, declaring a group to be nonhuman or subhuman has been an effective tool for justifying slavery, oppression, medical experimentation, genocide, and other forms of violence against those deemed “other.” Conversely, differentiating...

Metagestures

Nappi, Carla; Pettman, Dominic
What kinds of knowledge and understandings of the world can be generated – and shared – when we use para-academic techniques and sensibilities to decode or respond to relatively orthodox intellectual objects? And what worlds might be possible if we practiced scholarly work from a place of collaboration and pleasure, as joyful fellow explorers? In Metagestures, presented in a playful tête-bêche format, historian Carla Nappi and cultural theorist Dominic Pettman explore the use of fiction...

Matches: A Light Book

S.D. Chrostowska
Through the prism of criticism, the modalities of thinking form a spectrum: on one end, systematic exposition, on the other, the fragment. It is the latter, fragmentary approach that distinguishes Matches—an investigation that does not focus on a single theme developed in all its aspects but, rather, on a constellation of themes in art, literature, philosophy, science, social and political thought, as well as the human in relation to history and nature. S.D. Chrostowska pursues...

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Kolozova, Katerina (Ed.) & Joy, Eileen A. (Ed.)

Preface: After the "Speculative Turn"

Katerina Kolozova
Recent forms of realism in continental philosophy, habitually subsumed under the (not always coherent) category of “specula-tive realism,” have provided grounds for the much needed cri-tique of social-constructivist approaches in gender theory and of the authority with which various forms of post-structuralist critique have dominated feminist theory for decades.1 But the interest in realism and in the possibility of a universalism that would still remain post-metaphysical displayed in most of the feminist (speculative) realist or...

Philosophy, Sexism, Emotion, Rationalism

Nina Power
Something important is happening within and to Philosophy.1It is something that has happened a thousand times over, yet every time it repeats it happens as if for the first time. The dif-ficulty is making this event stick. What is this event? The event of the disruption of Philosophy by its own outside, the outside that it pretends it does not have. Philosophy, by virtue of being the most universal subject, the most generic art, cannot...

After the "Speculative Turn": Realism, Philosophy, and Feminism

Kolozova, Katerina (Ed.) & Joy, Eileen A. (Ed.)
Recent forms of realism in continental philosophy that are habitually subsumed under the category of “speculative realism,” a denomination referring to rather heterogeneous strands of philosophy, bringing together object-oriented ontology (OOO), non-standard philosophy (or non-philosophy), the speculative realist ideas of Quentin Meillassoux and Marxism, have provided grounds for the much needed critique of culturalism in gender theory, and the authority with which post-structuralism has dominated feminist theory for decades. This publication aims to bring forth...

CMOK to YOu To: A Correspondence

Nina Živančević & Marc James Léger
CMOK to YOu To presents the 2015 email correspondence of the Serbian-born poet, art critic and playwright Nina Živančević and Canadian cultural theorist Marc James Léger. In December of 2014 Léger invited Živančević to contribute a text to the second volume of the book he was editing, The Idea of the Avant Garde – And What It Means Today. Taken with each other’s idiosyncrasies, their correspondence gradually shifted from amiable professional exchanges and the eventual...

Other Grounds: Breaking Free of the Correlationist Circle

David Lindsay
Is it possible to get outside your assumptions and know the world for what it is? As the 20th century came to a close, the verdict seemed to be a resounding “no,” but in recent years a renaissance in speculative thought has sparked new lines of inquiry into de-centering the human. Other Grounds enters this conversation with a decidedly lively voice and an ambitious project to match. Not only can we believe in a reality...

“Nietzsche in Drag”: Thinking Technology through the Theater of Judith Butler

Arthur Kroker
Was heißt Gamification? That is: what is called gamifica-tion? — but also, what calls upon us to gamify? What is it, in our age, that is such that gamification should emerge within it, should be called forth by it?I hope, most centrally, to ask the last of these questions, but the way we build in our questioning cannot but pass through the other questions as well. Still, since this last concern is my focus, we...

The Rope-Dancer’s Fall: “Going Under” as Undergoing Nietzscheo-Simondonian Transindividuation

Sarah Choukah
I initially marveled at Simondon’s exemplification of transindi-viduation through Zarathustra’s experience of the rope-dancer’s death in Also Sprach Zarathustra. Transindividuation — a being’s passage from psychic to collective existence — operates through affects and emotions that express a lack, a void, a gap in the fabric of its interrelation with others. A prior state of things having seemingly little to do with the end result is necessary for collective modes of existence to emerge. The...

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