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Scholium on Sexting and Cyberbullying: Consuming Children

After delivering a paper on cyberbullying and sexting at Theorizing the Web 2014 last month I was asked an interesting question from the audience: was I arguing for mobile phones as a contemporary zone of privacy for the child? My improvised … Continue reading

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Childhood Blocks: Deleuze and Guattari’s Infant Affects

Introduction This project is really an essay about “adultomorphism,” a neat neologism I am borrowing from psychoanalyst Ken Corbett.[1]  Adultomorphism is what Deleuze and Guattari would call a “major” mode, a standard metric for the human, an order-word for the … Continue reading

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Masturbation and Pedagogization: Foucault’s Genealogy of Child Sexuality

I hope the suggestion of yet another pronouncement on Foucault’s History of Sexuality isn’t too allergic of a notion to you, reader (but don’t worry: I’m not limiting myself to that text in isolation anyways).  I think this post makes … Continue reading

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The Spacing of Anxiety: An Affective Passageway

Is it possible to be annihilated by a place? By a feeling? When a space becomes a place through taking shape in an affect, a decomposition of the self, through the body.  Paralysis.  Crumpling, electrifying, pulling tense, taught. How is … Continue reading

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Late Summer; Topographies and Intimacy in the Ordinary

We are drawn to genres for a multiplicity of reasons.  Melodrama, for instance, provides an affective and narrative jolt that, in intensifying and simplifying the grounds of having a life, can make us feel like something is finally happening, something … Continue reading

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