Great interview at Dollars & Sense with economist Sue Helper about the state of labour in the US auto industry. On the question of hybrids: I think it’s important not just to blame auto companies but to think about public policy that has made it artificially cheap in this country to drive huge cars and […]
Apparently there is an extract from Lazzarato’s book Les RÃ©volutions du Capitalisme published through the journal SubStance. I have read two parts of the book published in edited collections. What I have read is very good. If anyone’s library has access to this journal could they please send me a copy? 😉 The whole journal […]
NTEU is having conferences in each State and Territory over the next couple of months for casual academics. Sign up for the conference here. They also have an online survey which I have just filled out and here is the response to one of the questions: It is almost as if the university thinks that […]
Below I think about ‘value’ as an event. I move towards asking the question, is it possible to imagine valorisation as the actualisation of value in social relations that are not determined by economic exchange? In short, I am searching for a paradoxical anti-capitalist problematic of value. As part of my fieldwork chapter I have […]
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.