Talk: Abril Trigo (Ohio State University) ****CANCELLED***

The transformations effected by symbolic capital have led to the offer of unending satisfactions, coupled with social insecurity and economic precariousness, to instill a normalized anxiety.

The subsumption of living time and space has produced new experiences and forms of subjectivity, affecting our entire minds and bodies. Biopower and psychopower.

How to make sense of this, to know what is to be done?

This paper will reflect on the subsumption of desire and the pursuit of enjoyment under the current biocapitalist regime. In other words, on the emergence of a political-libidinal economy that compels us to reassess Marx’s theory of value.

All welcome
Contact jon.beasley-murray@ubc.ca or jculbert@mail.ubc.ca for more details or if you have any queries.