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The commodity hides in stores, in warehouses - in inventory

What is a commodity? A concrete abstraction. An abstraction, certainly – but not an abstraction in spite of its status as a thing; an abstraction, on the contrary, on account of its status as a social ‘thing’, divorced, during its existence, from its materiality, from the use to which it is put, from productive activity, and from the needs that it satisfies.

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Verso e-book sale - 90% off - and my five picks

Verso have a massive e-book sale with 90% off a huge range of their books until the end of today (Friday 2 September 2016). You could pick up the new translation of Henri Lefebvre’s… 106 more words

The Production of Space and Hillary Clinton's Unforgivable Faint

Yesterday, on the 15th anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Hillary Clinton — the embattled Democratic nominee for POTUS in this November’s election — abruptly left a memorial service in New York. 682 more words

Frantz Fanon

Adam David Morton, For a Political Economy of Space and Place - video and audio

Adam David Morton’s inaugural lecture ‘For a Political Economy of Space and Place’ is available on video and audio.

Under capitalism, how does the state organise space in our everyday lives through the streets we walk, the monuments we visit, and the places where we meet?

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8 Critical Theory books that came out in July 2016

Another useful roundup – Benjamin, Malabou, Althusser et. al., Lefebvre, etc.

Le parcours mélodique se déroule

“La mélodie, pourtant basée sur la répétition, se donne dans une fraîcheur perpétuelle, dans une invention incessante, dans une temporalité toujours renouvelée. Et c’est le paradoxe musical, déjà révélateur des profondeurs où la répétition des gestes, des actes, des signes, des éléments finis, engendre en disparaissant des différences infinies. 178 more words