Index of Titles Filed Under 'Political Imaginary'

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PublisherTriple Canopy2021
“How do fictions give rise to nations and nationalities? How do they come to be understood as real and fundamental to identity?” An essay on fictional homelands, Potemkin nations, and wonders of the industrial world.
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PublisherJoshua Citarella2021
Building on his research for his landmark 2018 publication Politigram & the Post-left, artist Joshua Citarella has been conducting a series of interviews with Gen Z users who post radical political content on social media, as part of a forthcoming Rhizome commission. This event brought together three of the most sophisticated figures he has encountered through this research, all of whom are associated with the fragmented online communities known as “post-Left.” For the event, each participant was asked to prepare micro-lectures describing possible and preferred scenarios for politics and society over the next twenty-five years, and to comment on the role of internet culture in shaping ...
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PublisherZer0 Books2018
After the Great Refusal offers a Western Marxist reading of contemporary art focusing on the continued presence (or absence) of the avant-garde’s transgressive impulse. Taking art’s ability to contribute to a potential radical social transformation as its point of departure, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen analyses the relationship between the current neoliberal hegemony and contemporary art, including relational aesthetics and interventionist art, new institutionalism and post-modern architecture.
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PublisherAK Press2020
In this bold and expansive treatise, Marquis Bey seeks to define the shape of a Black anarchism—not, he says, by listing “all the Black people who are anarchists and the anarchists who are Black people,” but though a fluid and generative encounter between anarchism and Blackness. Classical anarchism tended to avoid questions of race—specifically Blackness—as well as the intersections of race and gender. Skeptical of satisfying himself with the usual finger-pointing this lack invites, Bey addresses it head on, not by constructing a new cannon of Black anarchists but by outlining how anarchism and Blackness already share a certain subjective relationship ...
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Publisher[NAME]2017
“Police killings captured on cell-phone video or photographs have become the hallmark of United States visual culture in the twenty-first century. In this book, I examine this transformation of visual culture from the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown in the summer of 2014 to the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017. As a person designated “white” by the color line in the United States, I do so from the perspective of anti-antiblackness. I study the formation of the space of appearance, that space where we catch a glimpse of the society that is to come—the future commons or communism. ...
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PublisherJoshua Citarella2022
A unique look into online memetic subcultures where Gen Z teens explore radical politics like eco-extremism, neoreaction, anarcho-primitivism, transhumanism, anarcho-capitalism, the alt-right, the post-left, egoism and cyber-nihilism.
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PublisherJoshua Citarella2021
Choose Your Future, 2021, is part of KW Digital: Open Secret, 16 July – 31 December. In 2021, I commissioned a group of artists and memers to write short wiki-style descriptions of fantastical future scenarios. Writers were instructed to copy/paste existing wikipedia entries and “play mad libs” with the nouns and dates. Drawing on movements from the past, these short stories recombine political history to anticipate long tail ideologies and factions that may soon emerge. Choose Your Future takes the hyperbolic imaginings of young people, raised on the internet, and puts their words directly into the mouths of content creators. In this ...
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PublisherJoshua Citarella2021
Part of the extended program for “Left Futures” hosted by Bas Fisher Invitational, Jan. 28th – Mar. 12 of 2021, in Miami, FL. “After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair and Restoration” by Holly Jean Buck. Verso, 2019 Left Futures is a part of WATERPROOF MIAMI in partnership with the Bridge Initiative, check basfisherinvitational.com, waterproofMIA.com or bridgeinitiative.org for more info.
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Commune Editions began with Bay Area friendships formed in struggle: the occupations in resistance to UC tuition hikes in 2009-11; the anti-police uprisings after the shooting of Oscar Grant that continued with the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner; and the local version of Occupy, referred to by some as the Oakland Commune. In these moments, the people committed to poetry and the people committed to militant political antagonism came to be more and more entangled, turned out to be the same people. This felt transformative to us, strange and beautiful. A provisionally new strain of poetry has begun ...
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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
Cornelius Castoriadis never had a notebook. He wrote on the paper that was at hand. Whether it was the back of Red Cross ration tickets, the blank section of a conference schedule, or the reverse side of old documents from his workplaces such as the OECD and the Hôpital Henri-Rousselle, like a keen-eyed magpie he worked on the paper that was nearby. He sketched out his thoughts in a manner that combined an acerbic and polemical wit with an unflagging commitment to the ideals of freedom. It reveals a style that includes an alarming sense of political urgency, a fastidious ...
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PublisherEva Egermann2017
The images that we see around us everyday limit the horizon of our imagination and our ability to think up things beyond it. That concept is what Frederic Jameson calls the political unconscious. Crip Magazine aims to expand these limitations on the world of imagination. This issue includes contributions about crip pop culture, art and radical social movements, deals with pain, or opens up a transformative perspective on body issues and bodily relations. It is a collection of various kinds of crip materials (Crip Art Resources). We asked artists to work on historical artifacts and graphic materials (for instance magazine ...
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