Key Concept: What is Autopoiesis?

Key Concept: What is Autopoiesis?

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Karl Marx: Alienation

Karl Marx: Alienation

The Marxian concept of alienation (Entäußerung)  or estrangement (Entfremdung) is one of the most discussed notions in the history of modern social and political theory. There is a long history of the term before Marx, from the giusnaturalistic and...
Roland Barthes: Myth

Roland Barthes: Myth

Myths of equality, from Bilal video clip, with permission from the owner. Human communication is multi-layered, as our language relies on complicated systems of signification; for example uttering a given statement using specific terminology might indicate the...
Frederic Jameson: Vanishing Mediator

Frederic Jameson: Vanishing Mediator

Frederic Jameson coined the term ‘vanishing mediator’ in an article from 1973 called “The Vanishing Mediator: Narrative Structure in Max Weber”. In that article, he used the vanishing mediator in his analysis of Max Weber and Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the...
Achille Mbembe: Necropolitics

Achille Mbembe: Necropolitics

The economic and political management of human populations through their exposure to death has become a global phenomenon. Wars, genocides, refugee “crisis”, ecocide and contemporary processes of pauperization and precarization reveal how increasing masses of...