Humanity is not made of creatures in the process of redeeming themselves, but of wills in the process of emancipating themselves. — Jean-Francois Lyotard, The Differend, p 160 The micro-fascisms that feed our sense of security — existential and social — operate by way of a judgement: am I worthy of my self in its […]
I have finally updated the Writing page with some of my writing. I have only included work that is available online.
With permission from the editors, Scott Poynting and George Morgan, here is a pdf of my chapter from the recent Outrageous!: Moral Panics in Australia (media kit) on the folk devil figure of the hoon.
CAR hoons will have their vehicles crushed and the video posted on the internet in a bid to deal with the growing defiance of speed obsessed drivers in Sydney. But first they will have to witness their car destroyed under crash test experiments in RTA labs. The Daily Telegraph is running a new version of […]
In the most recent Stargate Atlantis episode “Missing” S03E07 there is an interesting scene that captures the relation between positive and negative affects, passive and active affections (capability), and the capacity to translate the contigency of a problem into that of a challenge. The plot, very briefly, involves a visit to New Athos by Teyla […]