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harry roberts

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  • conjunctural
  • This form of writing, reliant mostly on case studies, is derived quite clearly from broadsheet journalism that aims to personalise issues by offering relatable stories for an apolitical, middle-class readership who need anecdotes to take an interest in a topic which is distant from their everyday life.
  • attempts to unify the everyday problems of private renting not by reference to power in the economy or structural explanations, but by presenting politics (the landlord lobby) as deforming the market.

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  • my understanding of Marx has led me to have severe doubts about the ‘Corbyn project’
  • The contrast is often made to the post-war era of welfare capitalism, in which the gap between the ‘1%’ and the rest was much less pronounced.

  • Robert William Arthur Cook, better known since the 1980s by his pen name Derek Raymond, was an English crime writer, credited with being a founder of British noir.

  • Saturday May 21st
  • MARK FISHER, author of ‘Capitalist Realism: is there no alternative?’ (Zero, 2009) and lecturer at Goldsmiths

  • Labour Party
  • everything Labour will do in power is positive
  • “parliamentary socialism” is not Labour’s original sin

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  • ‘spatial fix’ since the stagflation crisis of the 1970s.
  • shadow welfare state
  • that was never publicly spoken of, and co-existed with a political culture which heaped scorn on dependency.

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  • Every Monday 5.30pm - 6.30pm (excluding the month of August)               


    Fallowfield Library (aka The Place at Platt Lane) 
    Platt Lane 
    M14 7FB

  • nds’ Meeting House, Manchester, M25NS, on Monday August 15th, 2016, at 6pm.

  • Resolution Way, a street along a railway viaduct in Deptford,
  • The old Job Centre really has become a bar called Job Centre.
  • patial segregation, ‘no go areas’, ‘sink estates’, ‘social exclusion’ and a dearth of ‘aspiration’, all of which may be problems elsewhere,

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  • stasis quo.
  • George Bush Jr. and Tony Blair, for example, both at least implicitly invoked God in justification for the 2003 intervention in Iraq. […] Aren’t these clear cases of responsibility being deferred onto some third non-existing person?
  • we could say that morality thus resides in the Symbolic, as that which has rigidified before the Real

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  • databending, datamoshing, image hacking, and of course glitch art.
  • “Lack and Losslessness: Toward a Lacanian Aesthetics.”

  • rogue media theory of Matthew Fuller
  • , speculative realism
  • he identified his thinking with  the death drive in a way that was exhilarating, alarming, thrilling and  painstaking.”

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  • A free enterprise system is a necessary but not a sufficient condition. There is only one economic system in the world, and that is capitalism. The difference lies in whether the capital is in the hands of the State or whether the greater part of it is in the hands of people outside of State control. Where there is State capitalism there will never be political freedom. Where there is private capitalism there may not be political freedom, but there cannot be political freedom without it.

  • ky and Rob
  • the woman who resists the very logic of exchange, whom no man can have. This is Peggy at the end of the episode.

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  • ersity Pre
  • The advertiser, even more than everyone else in society, must constantly confront the emptiness of the Other’s desire and try to find a way to speak to that desire
  • He uses these lovers to avoid the ethical self-destruction that he welcomes at work.

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  • The PlayStation Dreamworld (Polity, forthcoming 2017)

  • that certain degrees of self-transcendence are only attainable within the unrestricted individualism of American life.
  • Friedman is the kind of person it is almost impossible to dislike, a part of this is both his even-temperedness, his plain approachability, and the barely contained delight at the rightness of his own beliefs. Though it might sound odd to discuss a bald, borderline-midget sixty year old economist in such terms, Friedman is seductive, because history is on his side. So too is Schwarzenegger, for similar reasons.
  • patrician John Kenneth Galbraith who had made his own television series on the history of Capitalism upon the invitation of the BBC in 1976

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