Everyday Neoliberalism // Mirowski

On how I learned to stop worrying and love the market. It is predominantly the story of an entrepreneurial self equipped with promiscuous notions of identity and selfhood, surrounded by simulacra of other such selves. […] Everyone strove to assume a persona that someone else would be willing to invest in, all in the name… Continue reading Everyday Neoliberalism // Mirowski

Experience // Esposito (Part 6)

On displaying the wound. Non-knowledge isn’t the production or the attribution of meaning but knowledge’s being exposed to what denies and negates it. Whereas knowledge tends to stitch up every tear, non-knowledge consists in holding open the opening that we already are; of not blocking but rather displaying the wound in and of our existence.… Continue reading Experience // Esposito (Part 6)

Welcome to the Freak Show // Flannery O’Connor

On the war for normality.   She could hear the freak saying, “God made me thisaway and I don’t dispute hit,” and the people saying, “Amen. Amen.”             Flannery O’Connor, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost” (1955) They stood gazing at the artificial Negro as if they were faced with some great mystery, some monument… Continue reading Welcome to the Freak Show // Flannery O’Connor