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://www.artmargins.com/index.php/5-interviews/692-from-biopolitics-to-necropolitics-marina-grini-in-conversation-with-maja-and-reuben-fowkes

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.

http://calvertjournal.com/comment/show/1578/what-is-to-be-done-chto-delat-art-collective

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.

https://www.scribd.com/document/326167826/The-Aesthetic-of-Our-Anger-Anarcho-Punk-Politics-and-Music#from_embed

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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