If the face is in fact Christ, in other words, your average ordinary White Man, then the first deviances, the first divergence-types, are racial: yellow man, black man, men in the second or third category…They must be Christianized, in other words, facialized. European racism as the white man’s claim…operates by the determination of degrees of … Continue reading Notes on Ciccariello-Maher’s ‘So Much the Worse for Whites’
A desperately rough sketch of the third chapter of my dissertation If the face is in fact Christ, in other words, your average ordinary White Man, then the first deviances, the first divergence-types, are racial: yellow man, black man, men in the second or third category…They must be Christianized, in other words, facialized. European racism … Continue reading From a Philosophically Clean-Shaven Marx to a Philosophically Decolonized Deleuze
Marcel Sauvage, "Le Fin de Paris" (1932) The original post has been edited and re-published by some friends at Blind Field - A Journal of Cultural Inquiry. You can read the updated version here.
(part I of an on going research project on political anthropology, D&G, Clastres, etc.) “Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence - absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without hierarchy, people who obey no … Continue reading ‘June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:’ Clastres/Deleuze/Guattari
(This post is a continuation of some previous thoughts on Badiou's essay 'The Three Negations,' which can be found here) Perhaps one of Alain Badiou's strongest allies in his articulation of the Event is an anachronistic one. Jacques Vergès, French-Vietnamese lawyer, was made famous by his defense of Djamila Bouhired, Algerian nationalist and fighter in the National … Continue reading No Dialogue Is Possible: Badiou, Vergès, and the Question of Rupture
This is an abridged draft for the upcoming ACLA conference in NYC in the Spring of 2014 I. Memories of a Spivakian Given her revisions in A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, Spivak delineates three main point regarding the subaltern. First, the subaltern refers to the space of “sheer heterogeneity of” decolonization. Second, “when a line … Continue reading A Rupture in Colonial Reason: Spivak, Fanon, and The Question of Subalternity