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The Sexual Is Political
7 years ago

The Sexual Is Political

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Segregated toilet doors are today at the center of a big legal and ideological struggle. On March 29, 2016, a group of 80 predominantly Silicon Valley-based business executives, headlined by …
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“We,” Europeans?
7 years ago

“We,” Europeans?

Europe was made of repeated migrations from East and South, from the Paleolithic to the modern era. This is well documented in terms of cultural/linguistic legacy as well as genetic …
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From Outside: A Philosophy for Europe | An Interview with Roberto Esposito, Part Two
7 years ago

From Outside: A Philosophy for Europe | An Interview with Roberto Esposito, Part Two

Interview by Diego Ferrante and Marco Piasentier

Interviewer: ‘Biopolitics’ is a recurring term in your work and in your latest book, From Outside. A Philosophy for Europe (a translation of …
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From Outside: A Philosophy for Europe | An Interview with Roberto Esposito, Part One
7 years ago

From Outside: A Philosophy for Europe | An Interview with Roberto Esposito, Part One

Interviewed by Diego Ferrante and Marco Piasentier

Interviewer: Your recent book From Outside: A Philosophy for Europe seems to be located at the intersection of two axes: on the one …
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Rape on Campus: The Title IX Revolution
7 years ago

Rape on Campus: The Title IX Revolution

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Title IX legislation, associated primarily with equal opportunities for girls in high school and college athletics, has become a turning point in discussions of sexual assault.  Until recently, the greatest …
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Brexit: Why Referenda Are Not the Ultimate Democratic Tests
7 years ago

Brexit: Why Referenda Are Not the Ultimate Democratic Tests

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Western societies understand themselves to be democracies, yet we rarely discuss what this means. Presumably, politics has to do with the people’s choices, and the act of voting is taken …
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Fracking and the Art of Subtext
7 years ago

Fracking and the Art of Subtext

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Extractive industries condition and are conditioned by narrative structures. The constantly fluctuating demand and supply of “natural” resources begs for a certain kind of narrative energy. Whether striking gold or …
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Do We Own Our Bodies?
7 years ago

Do We Own Our Bodies?

Ownership is freedom. We may do what we want with what we have. We believe we own our bodies and may do with them as we will. But is that …
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Is Censorship Proof of Art’s Political Power?
7 years ago

Is Censorship Proof of Art’s Political Power?

Crews of chisel-bearing operatives were hired to hammer out the auspicious image of Lenin — symbolically gripping the hands of an African-American and a Russian soldier and workers — from …
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Texts and Tweets: On the Rules of the Game
7 years ago

Texts and Tweets: On the Rules of the Game

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Why is there Twitter? One generic answer concerns SMS protocol: Twitter takes text messages (including the 140-character limit designed three decades ago by Friedrich Hillebrand to permit cell carriers to …
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