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Space Generating Bodies and Vice Versa

According to Foucault, racism is an inevitable tool of the nation state, which it uses to stratify and modify its citizen. Racism is not occasional slippage of the system, it is a part of the system, its integral, system-generating part. 410 more words


Kutsal İnsan, Andrey Platonov ve Can

Çevrimdışı/İstanbul  Ekim-Kasım-Aralık 2016 4. sayısında Agamben’in Kutsal İnsan’ı doğrultusunda Metis Yayınevinden yayımlanan Andrey Platonov’un Can isimli kitabını inceledim. Bu inceleme doğrultusunda Hannah Arendt, Cemal Bali Akal, Adem Yıldırım gibi duraklara da uğradım. 7 more words

A brief note on biopolitics

Is the “bio” of biopolitics precisely bios in the Agambenian sense? The common reading (at least as far as I can tell) would align it more with zoè — and one could even read the Agamben of Homo Sacer in that way. 280 more words


Some thoughts on Leshem's Origins of Neoliberalism

Early this summer, I received an unsolicited review copy of Dotan Leshem’s Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault — true proof of divine providence, given that I was working on a project connecting political theology to neoliberalism. 541 more words


A surplus of dreams: studying law in the age of scarcity

This article was originally published in Overland Literary Journal.

Why are record numbers of undergraduates pursuing a career in law when getting a foot in the door is harder than ever? 1,295 more words

Critical Theory

On Agamben and Mondzain

I have been rereading Mondzain’s Image, Icon, and Economy lately, and the topic of the relationship between this book and Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory came to mind. 596 more words


[29 May 2016] Note #1

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, a few weeks at least. I should mention that perhaps I am not in position for such a suggestion, but nonetheless. 150 more words