Artifactualities: Derrida and the Hauntology of Media Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:00-8:00 PM | 239 Greene Street, Floor 8 | New York University RSVP Jacques Derrida was the most brilliant and influential philosopher of media of our time. He had … Continue reading “Artifactualities: Derrida and the Hauntology of Media”
Allen Feldman, a pioneer in the ethnography of violence, the body, and the senses, is the author of Archives of the Insensible: Of War, Photopolitics and Dead Memory (University of Chicago, 2015) and Formations of Violence: the Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland (1991).
Authored by Allen Feldman
An earlier version of this post was published by Open Democracy on August 12, 2014. In response to the current outbreak of vicious siege warfare in Gaza, satirist John Oliver, on his weekly cable show, reviewed the past decade of … Continue reading “Genocidal desistance in Gaza”
The IMF/EU imposed Greek austerity program has and will generate human rights violations in the areas of health, nutrition, education of children and youth, life expectancy, welfare of the elderly and disabled, right to shelter, right to public transport and related social safety nets. Many countries forced to follow IMF discipline experience 5-10 year decreases in adult life expectancy after the imposition of equivalent measures.
Consider the recent violent image making by the Egyptian state in its staging of counterinsurgency terror in mufti. I refer to the charging of Liberation square in Cairo by thugs on horses and camels, and by vigilantes on foot armed … Continue reading “Orientalist propaganda/image-making by the Mubarak regime”