The inaugural issue of Stasis is out, on the politics of negativity. Jessica Whyte (Western Sydney): The King Reigns but He Doesn't Govern: Thinking Sovereignty and Government with Agamben, Foucault and Rousseau. Nathan Coombs (Edinburgh): William Connolly's Ontology of the Event: Strong Emergence and the Programmatic Paradox. Michael Dillon (Lancaster): Afterlife: Living Death to Political Spirituality. Amit Pinchevski (HUJ): Levinas as a Media Theorist: Toward an Ethics of Mediation. John Russon (Guelph): Haunted by History: Merleau-Ponty, Hegel and the Phenomenology of Pain. Hannah Markley (Emory): Derrida's No(i)se. Predrag Milidrag (Belgrade): Platonism, Cartesianism and Hegel’s Thought in The Matrix Trilogy. From LARB, discussing "Spheres" and beyond: Tom Boellstorff interviews Peter Sloterdijk on Satan at the center and double rhizomes. Horatia Muir-Watt reviews Utilitarian Biopolitics by Anne Brunon-Ernst. Why read Althusser today? The introduction to Althusser and His Contemporaries: Philosophy’s Perpetual War by Warren Montag. Beyond the good: Daniel Tutt interviews Todd McGowan, author of Enjoying What We Don’t Have: A Psychoanalytic Politics. The Stiegler Problem: Roberto Terrosi on technics, philosophical anthropology and critical thinking in a post-ideological society. Subalternists scrutinized: Michael Levien reviews Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital by Vivek Chibber. Does Deleuze's play render stupidity harmless? Fred Landers investigates. You can download The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989) and download For They Know Not What They Do: Enjoyment as a Political Factor (1991) by Slavoj Zizek.
Thomas W. Joo (UC-Davis): The Worst Test of Truth: The "Marketplace of Ideas" as Faulty Metaphor. Jennifer Bennett Shinall (Vanderbilt): Legal Largesse or Big, Fat Failure: Do Weight Discrimination Laws Improve Employment Outcomes of the Obese? Justin Clardy (Arkansas): On Romantic Love and Constancy. Larry Getlen on debunking the myth of Kitty Genovese. A blockbuster report details how horrifically a Miami Dolphin lineman was bullied by his teammate — what does it say about the league? The reality of life for the one percent may be comfortable, but the principle of democratic control over economic policymaking terrifies many of them. Jay Gould and Andrew Carnegie could not have asked for a better hack to present their viewpoints during the first Gilded Age. Adolf Hitler the world’s most famous vegetarian? Marcel Weigel on ways of fascist movements into the centre of society. To express it is to explain it: Akilesh Ayyar explains Proust’s and Deleuze’s takes on enigmatic messages. Should we punish cowards? Linda Besner wonders. Even coming from tabloid gutter cleaner Andrea Peyser, the "It's cold so global warming is a lie" column still has the power to take your breath away, with stupidity. Julian Assange and his collaborators enacted a true and authentic political event but, asks Slavoj Zizek, what do we mean by that, and how does it influence our actions? James Davidson reviews The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life by Luc Ferry. Rightbloggers' "Obama is a tyrant" message moves up wingnut ladder to Congress.
Theodore Ransaw (Michigan State): Historical Influences of Education Policy on African American Males. Edward E. Bell (Independent): Graduating Black Males: A Generic Qualitative Study. Avi Ben-Zeev and Mark W. Geisler (SFSU), Tara C. Dennehy (UMass), and Robin I. Goodrich and Branden S. Kolarik (UC-Davis): When an “Educated” Black Man Becomes Lighter in the Mind’s Eye: Evidence for a Skin Tone Memory Bias. Paul D. Butler (Georgetown): Black Male Exceptionalism? The Problems and Potential of Black Male-Focused Interventions. Kendall D. Isaac (Appalachian): From Tokens to Quotas: The Hiring and Promoting of African American Males in Corporate America. The organizers of a recent hackathon asked whether a smartphone app could have saved Trayvon Martin — they're also looking at the bigger question about why more young black males aren't excelling in tech. Cord Jefferson on how the Zimmerman jury told young black men what we already knew. Mychal Denzel Smith on Jonathan Ferrell and the effects of ignoring systemic racism and on how to create a thug. Ta-Nehisi Coates on the killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn: The irrelevance of black life has been drilled into this country since its infancy, and shall not be extricated through the latest innovations in Negro Finishing School (and more). The fears of a black mother: A parent’s job is hard enough without worrying if their own child will lose their life for simply being a black teenager. Why are white men like Michael Dunn so angry? A crisis in white masculinity is killing black teenagers and, history says, the violence is likely to continue. Jamelle Bouie on our “Dirty Harry” epidemic. Lauren Williams on 21 things you can't do while black in the United States.