RWER issue 54: Manifesto of the appalled economists

Originally posted on Real-World Economics Review Blog:

Real-World Economics Review, issue no 54
To read the whole manifesto go to

Manifesto of the appalled economists

First signatories: Philippe Askenazy (CNRS, France) ; Thomas Coutrot (scientific council of ATTAC, France) ; André Orléan (CNRS, EHESS, president of the French Association for Political Economy) ; Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE, France).
English translation: Gilles Raveaud (Paris 8) and Dany Lang (Paris 13), September, 24th, 2010. The translators are grateful to Edward Fullbrook (Real-World Economics Review).

You may sign the manifesto at

Crisis and debt in Europe: 10 pseudo “obvious facts”, 22 measures to drive the debate out of the dead end


The world economic recovery, permitted by a massive injection of public spending into the economy (from the United States to China), is fragile but real. One continent lags behind, Europe. Finding again the path of growth is no longer its priority policy. Europe has…

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The Schizoanalytic Critique of Althusser on Ideology

Originally posted on Nomad Scholarship:

This is the first installment of an essay on “Nomad Citizenship revisited” (announced and outlined in a post here at the beginning of February).

Deleuze and Guattari’s fundamental agreements with Althusser are numerous: the attempt to salvage Marxism from Hegelianism by drawing instead on Spinoza; the “Problematic” status of the economic as a virtual structure expressed and masked by actual solutions; the importance of the division of labor as social multiplicity (relative to class struggle); and the “becoming-necessary” of a mode of production as a result of machinic processes rather than as a point of departure.  Yet despite these fundamental areas of agreement, Deleuze and Guattari vehemently reject the notion of ideology – even the new and improved version Althusser proposed, drawing on Lacan, in his famous essay on Ideological State Apparatuses.  They rejected standard notions of ideology for overemphasizing cognition and ignoring the primacy of desire: ideology would not be…

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Hearing the “Languages of Infrastructures”: Capitalism as Public Address

Originally posted on Anarchist Without Content:


What does capital sound like? Do we hear it in the grinding gears of industry? The rustling papers of bureaucracy? The idle chatter of company spokesmen? The business maxims of a boss?

Though deceptively simple, the question is not an innocent one. How people listen for capitalism has major implications for public address, rhetorical theory, and Deleuze studies. As far as scholars of public address still rely on Aristotle’s two-fold definition of humans (“man is the only animal to possess language,” and “man is a political animal”), politics is central to the field. The rapport between capitalism and orality is far less certain. This ambiguity raises an important theoretical question: is rhetoric even important for the study of capitalism? And if rhetorical theory does have a role in critiquing capital, what is role of Marxist linguistics?

Today, I explore French Marxists Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s suggestion that capitalism speaks…

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Interview in

Keith Harris:

bookmarking to translate.

Originally posted on Posthegemony:

Jon Beasley-Murray

I was interviewed by Amador Fernández-Savater for Jon Beasley-Murray: “La clave del cambio social no es la ideología, sino los cuerpos, los afectos y los hábitos”. An extract:

12- Los movimientos políticos que te interesan son “enigmáticos, invisibles, misteriosos y fuera de lugar”. No representan ni se dejan representar. Funcionan de alguna manera como los propios afectos: opacos y sin discurso articulado, sin demanda ni proyecto. Pero ese tipo de fuerza, ¿puede ser algo más que destituyente? ¿Puede convertirse también en un poder constituyente, creador de instituciones que organicen nuestra vida cotidiana?

Jon Beasley-Murray. ¡Son muchos los movimientos políticos que me interesan! O, en otras palabras, son muchos (¿todos?) los que tienen su costado enigmático, invisible, misterioso y fuera de lugar. Para mí, no se trata de escoger los movimientos que te gustan y apostar todo en ellos, como si se tratase de una carrera de caballos. Los…

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Pierre Macherey’s “Foucault avec Deleuze: le retour éternel du vrai” (1987) in English?

I just came across this essay on Macherey’s site and am thinking about trying to translate it into English. I haven’t been able to find one but wanted to check and see if it has perhaps been translated under another title somewhere that I missed.

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Hijacking Translation

Originally posted on boundary 2:

an abstract byLawrence Venuti
Despite the increased attention that translation has received in conjunction with the newly revived topic of “world literature,” translation research and practice remain marginal in Comparative Literature as the field has developed in the United States. The evidence takes various forms, institutional and intellectual, including reports on the state of the field, the curricula of departments and programs, anthologies adopted as textbooks, and recent research that promulgates a discourse of “untranslatability.” Even though Comparative Literature could not exist without the extensive use of translations, relatively few curricula require or even offer courses in translation theory, history, or practice. A key factor in this situation is an instrumental model that treats translation as the (usually inadequate) reproduction of an invariant contained in or caused by the source text, whether its form, meaning, or effect. Instrumentalism preempts a more productive understanding of translation as an interpretive…

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Foucault Circle Program 2015

Originally posted on Foucault News:

Foucault Circle 2015
University of Richmond Downtown
Richmond, VA
March 20-22

All sessions will be held the University of Richmond Downtown, 626 E. Broad St, Suite 100

Friday, March 20th

6:00pm-8:00pm – Reception (drinks and light fare) at the University of Richmond Downtown
(626 E. Broad St, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23219)

Saturday, March 21st

8:30am-9:00am – Coffee, tea, light breakfast

9:00am-10:45am – Neoliberalism
Moderator: Steven Ogden

“Advertising and Public Relations as Corporate Governmentality: Retooling Liberalism and the Liberal Subject for Permanent, Continuous, and Intensive Government”
Cory Wimberly, University of Texas-Pan American

“Hermeneutics of the Neoliberal Subject”
Ricky Crano, Ohio State University

“Caring for the Self or Building a Better Enterprise?: Foucault’s Ethics in Contemporary Contexts”
Erinn Gilson, University of North Florida
Bryan Bannon, Merrimack College

11:00am-12:45pm – Intersections/Engagements
Moderator: Dianna Taylor, John Carroll University

“Foucault, Biomedical Ethics, and Bioethics”
Charles Scott, Vanderbilt University

“Arts of Resistance: Locating Black Women’s…

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