Monthly Archives: August 2015

Michael Taussig: The Mastery of Non-Mastery

Michael Taussig, a frequent contributor to Critical Inquiry, has recently spent some very intensive time among the Kurdish resistance fighters in northern Syria. His report on this situation, published recently in The New School’s online Public Seminar, should be required reading for anyone who cares about this part of the world, the state of political Islam, the policies of the U.S. in the Middle East, and the lived experience of emancipatory and progressive movements worldwide. Taussig’s report is a masterwork of precise, detailed analytical description coupled with poetic exactitude and theoretical/political depth. You will find it at this link: http://www.publicseminar.org/2015/08/the-mastery-of-non-mastery/#.VdGaKHjFLcb
– W. J. T. Mitchell
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Nicholas Mirzoeff reflects on the emergent movement around Black Lives Matter and its use of new media

https://theconversation.com/how-ferguson-and-blacklivesmatter-taught-us-not-to-look-away-45815

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