Any critique of Adorno’s concept of the culture industry or mass culture that begins by introducing the notion of identity and the relation between identity and any segment of culture focuses on what is essentially the weakest, if not inconsequential, part of Adorno’s critique. The ‘identity’ critique is based on an overvaluation of the importance […]
Online business models. I hadn’t thought about ‘business’ at all except in a critical (but not always negative) sense until about a year ago. Here is an abstract to a paper I have in the works. However, I’ve been thinking about business models for the magazines since I’ve been involved in developing a new online […]
Reading notes for John Urry Masterclass at UWS starting tomorrow. On what is probably my favourite paper of his “The Complexities of the Global” (over the fold).
Some very brief notes on John Urry’s Paper “Mobility, Space and Social Equality” for upcoming masterclass at UWS next week (over the fold).
Another round of notes for Biopolitics reading group. For Maurizio Lazzarato’s essay From Biopower to Biopolitics. We are going to do the first chapter of Foucault’s lectures (biopolitics, territory, security), and Lazzarato’s chapter in Deleuze and the Social next time. Over the fold.