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The other day, the city of Naples in Italy built the world’s longest pizza: two kilometres of classic margherita, snaking all along the famous waterfront like a sea wall, a last line of defence against floods or volcanoes. 1,405 more words
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Radiohead belong to ‘rock,’ and if rock has a characteristic subject, as country music’s is small pleasures in hard times (getting by), and rap’s is success in competition (getting over), that subject must be freedom from constraint (getting free).
One of the most important new concepts introduced in contemporary theory is Georgio Agamben’s notion of bare life. Agamben’s crucial contribution allows us not only to revise the Foucauldian theory of biopower, but also to rethink the political contradictions of modernity. 161 more words
The discussion continues on Tuesday 3 May with: Tick (pp. 45-47) and Poverty in World (pp. 49-56) from Giorgio Agamben’s The Open; Thinking like a mountain… 49 more words
Cut apart by linear borders, the state system – a territorially based juridical formation – appeared to dominate all forms of sovereignty over individuals and action. 90 more words