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On Convalescence (as Teratology of the Self)

On Convalescence (as Teratology of the Self)
1 week ago

On Convalescence (as Teratology of the Self)

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When the first humans gazed at the horizon with its moving clouds, play of light, and massive shadows over the mountains, their overwhelming feeling was that of awe. But inside …
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The Simple Things That Are Hard to Do
2 weeks ago

The Simple Things That Are Hard to Do

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Traditional Marxists distinguished between Communism proper and Socialism as its first lower stage (where money and the state still exists and workers are paid wages, etc.). In the Soviet Union …
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What Athenian Democracy Can Teach Us
3 weeks ago

What Athenian Democracy Can Teach Us

Compelling criticism of democracy as a form of government has followed democratic transformations throughout history. Although democratic realities vary, the current pandemic is testing the adequacy of all our institutions. …
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In Bangkok with A.
3 weeks ago

In Bangkok with A.

There are friends, recurrent visitors, ghosts, and awe-inspiring evocations in one’s life. He embodies them all.

Why do we speak to the dead so often? On the eve of my …
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What Is a Face Mask?
4 weeks ago

What Is a Face Mask?

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It’s an anthropological truism so trite it could be embroidered on a throw pillow: Masks don’t hide our true selves, but instead display them. As more and more of us …
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Future/Border: Fires, Pandemics and the Climate Crisis
4 weeks ago

Future/Border: Fires, Pandemics and the Climate Crisis

COVID-19 and the climate crisis now dominate our lives. The effect of the former is extreme. Images of death, endless discussion of restrictions, their implementation and the possibility of our …
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The Contingent Nature of COVID-19 Temporality
1 month ago

The Contingent Nature of COVID-19 Temporality

In an almost prophetic way, medical anthropologist Christos Lynteris published his book, Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary, just a few months before the new coronavirus began spreading throughout the …
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