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Mute Magazine - Vol 2 #11

Mute

Published March 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781906496265
Paperback
108 pages
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In this issue of Mute we revisit the question of the human in the age of biopolitics. What do philosophers, activists and pro-revolutionaries have to say about homo sapiens in a world where monstrous claims on value demand populations be reducedMoreIn this issue of Mute we revisit the question of the human in the age of biopolitics. What do philosophers, activists and pro-revolutionaries have to say about homo sapiens in a world where monstrous claims on value demand populations be reduced to bare (hardworking) life? From repression of messy species being in revolutionary milieus, to the managerial dream of putting supposed species traits like language and empathy to work, the stakes of determining humanness, or resisting that determination, are high. Burdened by the Absence of Billions? Howard Slater reviews Frre Duponts Species Being and Other Stories Hes Not Beyond Good and Evil Nina Power asks if theres a point to Paolo Virnos unhappy human Monstrous Plans & Good Habitats Mark Crinson on suggestions that anti-colonisation struggles were also about architecture The Political Immunity of Discourse Erik Empson on Roberto Espositos Bios Wishful Thinkers of the Calamity Bazaar John Barker says the time to attack the fantasy world of capitalist spin-doctors is now The Who and Whom of Liberty Taking Peter Linebaugh asks how its possible to discuss liberty in the absence of equality Duck You Regeneration Sucker Neil Gray watches David Panos and Anja Kirschners Trail of the Spider and finds history repeating itself The Sleep of Realism Produces Monsters Andrew Fisher considers documentary maker Adam Curtis claims to realism and political neutrality Quarterly, critical and cheap, Mute is a concrete jumble of all thats still grunting in the inter-finessing hyper-barrios of culture, politics and technology 2.0. As capitalism yawns towards apocalypse we match it issue by issue with a sustained critique of everythingexisting, from eco prole-bashing and shanty chic to academic aut-onanist marxistry