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Discourse should not…? (We are all opérateurs)

Instead of adding directly (the Nietzsche titles on my bookshelf glare at me sternly–don’t be reactive!) to some of the heated recent blogging, tweeting, and other exhausting backs-and-forths over the power of words and the question of self-policing of language in feminist, queer, … Continue reading

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The Decline in Symbolic Efficiency and the Digital Feminist

In a politically minded version of the theory of the user, digital technology is identified with the role of psychoanalytic fetish for the neoliberal subject, covering over and serving as a medium of denial for the trauma incurred by what … Continue reading

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The Value of the Future (II): Materialism and the Child in Queer Theory

Is queer theory undergoing a materialist turn? For a field born in many ways out of literary studies, textual deconstruction, and epistemological interrogation, questions of materialism, labor and capital accumulation have understandably had a difficult time getting sustained attention. So … Continue reading

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2014: The Year of Political Masochism?

I began 2014 exhausted online. As I believe I tweeted at some point last year, 2013 was a year in which my lingering case of what the Public Feelings Group would call “political depression” lifted, mostly out of anger over … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Have a Swarm of H8ers than an Enlightened Digital Subject

Haters, haterz, h8ers, etc. Underneath the adult anxiety over cyberbullying, or the cultural narrative of the general degeneracy of a civilizational dream of American empire resultant of ubiquitous social media amongst children, is the ambient noise of haters. The irrational … Continue reading

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What are Little Kids Made of, in Theory?

Over the past six weeks of this serial essay I have taken up what I consider to be some of the most important conceptual frameworks through which to think the generation of children, particularly in relation to their adult others.  … Continue reading

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