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Stevphen Shukaitis on Wed, 1 Jul 2009 01:58:15 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Affective Politics & the Imagination of Everyday Resistance Class NYC Summer 2009

Affective Politics & the Imagination of Everyday Resistance
Bluestockings ? 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington, NYC ?
http://www.bluestockings.com ? $35 ? 55 ? 75 sliding scale
Wednesdays 4?6 PM from July 15th ? August 26th
Instructors: Jack Z. Bratich & Stevphen Shukaitis

Recently, ?affect? has been a key concept for research in politics,
aesthetics, marketing, neuroscience, and sociology. This course seeks to
draw together some of the more innovative work within this ?affective
turn,? focusing on the political composition of subjectivities, especially
via cultural practices.  After a survey of some conceptual foundations of
affectivity, we explore its relation to group-formation, labor,
technology, value, passions (fear, panic, trauma, joy, love), actions, and
creativity. The course will feature guest speakers engaged in affective
politics and involve group discussions on the affective nature of
practices participants are involved in.

Pre-register in person at Bluestockings.  Course participants need to
submit their payment prior to the first meeting (cash only). There will be
a maximum enrollment of 20 students for this course.

For more information / readings:

Stevphen Shukaitis
Autonomedia Editorial Collective

"Autonomy is not a fixed, essential state. Like gender, autonomy is
created through its performance, by doing/becoming; it is a political
practice. To become autonomous is to refuse authoritarian and compulsory
cultures of separation and hierarchy through embodied practices of
welcoming difference... Becoming autonomous is a political position for it
thwarts the exclusions of proprietary knowledge and jealous hoarding of
resources, and replaces the social and economic hierarchies on which these
depend with a politics of skill exchange, welcome, and collaboration.
Freely sharing these with others creates a common wealth of knowledge and
power that subverts the domination and hegemony of the master?s rule." -
subRosa Collective
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