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“Like is the digital Amen”. Book Review: Psychopolitics by Byung-Chul Han

Cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han’s Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power (2017) provides a pessimistic view of the status of freedom in modern society. He argues, neoliberal politics coupled with technological innovations have resulted in the age of psychopolitics: the subjugation of the mind. A spectre is haunting Byung-Chul Han – the spectre of Foucault.… Keep Reading

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A Guide to Political-economy for Humanities Folks

It’s money month on the Ark Review, so what could be better than making a quick and dirty introduction to some of the frequently used but often undefined concepts that are thrown around when we talk about the politics of money and cultural productions. First a few caveats. The outlines of these concepts given here… Keep Reading

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Against The Priests of Truth

(An edited translation of this text has in the Danish publication Atlas.) This month on the Ark Review, taking inspiration from Mark Grief’s recent book “Against Everything”, we are going to try and write against everything. Collectively though, and one subject at a time. So really more like Against ________. As in, fill in the… Keep Reading

Essays

Reading as resistance

In the world of today, our individual worth in society is measured in output, in productivity, in competences. Reading as a slow, inward and undirected activity is therefore its own act of resistance against and within a neoliberal agenda. Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight! Here you are, in an unspecified time, most likely… Keep Reading

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