Power, Freedom and Resistance in the Post-War Political Landscape.
Key readings:
Brown, Wendy. 1999. ‘Resisting Left Melancholy’. Boundary 2, vol.26, no.3 (Autumn), 19-27.

The Invisible Committee. 2009. The Coming Insurrection. Semiotext(e). Read: From Whatever Angle…, First Circle and Second Circle.

Additional readings:
Couzens Hoy, David (1986) “Power, Repression, Progress: Foucault, Lukes, and the Frankfurt School” in David Couzens Hoy (ed.) Foucault: A Critical Reader, Oxford: Blackwell.

Dews, Peter (1984) “Power and subjectivity in Foucault”, New Left Review, 1/144, March-April: 71-95.

Pizzorno, Alessandro.1992. ‘Foucault and the liberal view on the individual. In Michel Foucault, Philosopher. New York: Routlege.

Wendy Brown. 1995. Introduction: Freedom and the Plastic Cage. In Wendy Brown States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Diodaxis, Kyrokos (1997) “Foucault and the three headed king: the state, ideology and theory as targets of critique”, Economy and Society, vol.26, no.4, November: 518-545.
Art and resistance

Additional readings:

Grindon, Gavin (ed.) 2008. Aesthetics and Radical Politics.Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
NealaSchleuning. ArtPolitik: Social Anarchist Aesthetics in the Age of Social fragmentation.Autonomedia. https://www.scribd.com/document/154502940/Artpolitik-Social-Anarchist-Aesthetics-in-an-Age-of-Fragmentation

StepvenShukaitis. Autonomy and Self-organization in the Politics of Everyday Life.Autonomedia. https://www.scribd.com/document/45814864/Imaginal-Machines-Autonomy-Self-Organization-in-the-Revolutions-of-Everyday-Life-by-Stevphen-Shukaitis

Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.A User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible.Autonomedia. https://www.scribd.com/document/55613891/A-Users-Guide-to-Demanding-the-Impossible


http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/decolonial_aesthesis/ The initial text by Mignolo and Vaquez is a good introduction (http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/decolonial_aesthesis/) but you can read whichever of the other articles instead.


Lazzarato, Maurizio. 2014. Marcel Duchamp and the refusal of work.Semiotext(e).

Burger, Peter. 1984. ‘The Negation of the Autonomy of Art by the Avant-Garde’ in his Theory of the Avant-Garde, Minneapolis: Univerisity of Minnesota Press.

Mauro, Evan. ‘The Death and Life of the Avant Garde.’Mediations 26.1-2 (Fall 2012-Spring 2013) 119-142.www.mediationsjournal.org/articles/the-death-and-life-of-the-avant-garde

Graeber, David. ‘The Sadness of Postworkerism. In ’Revolutions in the Reverse: Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination.Autonomedia, pp. 79-107.

Rosenberg, Harold. 1967. ‘Collective, Ideological, Combative’. In Thomas B. Hess and John Ashberry (eds.)Avant-Garde Art, London: Collier.

Crowther, Paul. 1993. ‘Post-modernism in the visual arts; a question of ends’ in Thomas Docherty, ed. Postmodernism: A reader, Harvester Wheatsheaf: 180-194.

Antliff, Adam. 2001. Anarchist Modernism: art, politics and the first American avant-garde. University of Chicago Press. First chapter: “Modernists against the academy”, available in Google Books.

Ranciere, Jacques. The Politics of Aesthetics.


Foster, Hal. 1996. The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century, London: MIT Press. Chapter One: ‘Who’s Afraid of the Neo-Avant-Garde?’.
Rights and riots.

Key readings:
The Invisible Committee – ‘Power is logistic Block everything!’ Chapter 3 in To Our Friends, pp81-99.

Brown, Wendy. 2000. Suffering Rights as Paradoxes.ConstellationsVolume 7, Issue 2, pages 208–229, June.

Additional readings:
Brown, W. 1995. ‘Right and Losses’, Chapter 5 in Wendy Brown, States of Injury. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Brown, Wendy. 2000. Revaluing critique: A Response to Kenneth Baines. PoliticalTheory Vol. 28, No.4, August, 469-479.

Zizek, Slavoj. 2005. Against Human Rights. New Left Review 34, July-August: 115-131.

Pannikar, R. 1992. ‘Is the Notion of Human Rights a Western Concept?’ in Sack, P. and J. Aleck Anthropology ( Aldershot : Dartmouth Publishing Co). Also in Diogenes Vol. 120 (1982) Diogenes 30.75. ABI/INFORM. <http://proquest.umi.com/login>.

Na’im, A. A. 1990. ‘Problems of Universal Cultural Legitimacy for Human Rights’ in An-Na’im, A. A. and F.

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