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The Reanimated Monster of Totalitarianism Sep 22, 2020 Hauntology & Monsterology & Neoliberalism & Liberalism & Semblants The fall of totalitarian regimes in the middle of the last century did not open onto a genuinely democratic future. Neoliberalism simply shed the The Uncanny, the Double, dad Ding… Apr 22, 2020 Freud & Das Ding & the Double & Uncanny & Monsterology & Hauntology As a consequence, we comprehend that the whole issue of stigmatization revolves around the “Uncanny”1 problematic. The uncanny, ο “xsenos”(ξένος, The object a that haunts Mar 7, 2020 Lacan & Object a & Hauntology I’ve been doing some writing about object a for Complex Praxis, so I’ve been on the lookout for some bits of text that describe object a in The monster of Autocracy is not dead, yo. Feb 13, 2020 Monsterology & Hauntology I read a post by John Gruber on Daring Fireball today, which linked to this article at the Atlantic by David Frum. What has happened in Hungary Necropolitics Jan 27, 2020 Hauntology & Necropolitics & Archille Mbembe In my continuing attempts to understand hauntology I came across a book titled Necropolitics by Achille Mbembe. I was intrigued by the concept, but Two ways to think of haunting: Jan 21, 2020 Hauntology & Mark Fisher & Avery F. Gordon I’m finding myself looking at haunting in two different ways. The first way — is more social and takes place within a group or society. This first The Body & Hauntology Jan 19, 2020 Castration & Hauntology & Power In an earlier post here on the commonplace book I wrote about the idea of castration-gone-wrong. Since writing that I’ve continued to think about Lifeworld | Ghostworld Jan 17, 2020 Hauntology & Husserl & Phenomenology & Unconscious Haunting is something that happens in the world of the living, it is those who live that are haunted. Ergo, any understanding of haunting is Violation as “Castration-gone-wrong” Jan 16, 2020 Hauntology & Lacan & Castration & Avery F. Gordon In an earlier post I was working through a part of a text by Avery F. Gordon, and attempted to link what haunts to a violation that has been covered What would Hauntography entail? Jan 16, 2020 Hauntography & Hauntology & Ethnography After posting this, I’ve been wondering what hauntography, as a research method combining hauntology and ethnography, entail? Would it be something Ghostly Matters: Reading Notes 001 Jan 16, 2020 Hauntology & Avery F. Gordon & Reading Notes Below are some direct quotes from Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination By Avery F. Gordon. Haunting is not the same as being Avery F. Gordon (on Hauntography?) Jan 15, 2020 Hauntology & Ethnography & Hauntography Earlier today I wrote a small bit about the idea of combining hauntology and ethnography into a practice of hauntography. I’ve been trying to see if Hauntography Jan 14, 2020 Hauntology & Ethnography & Hauntography I’m currently working with a few grad students who are interested in hauntology, and in doing ethnographic research. This is making me think about Deleuze on Being Alone Jan 10, 2020 Aloneness & Hauntology “In the early eighties, in a class about cinema, if I remember correctly, Deleuze was interrupted by a rather fraught student … He asked Deleuze why Mark Fisher on Freud’s Death Drive Jan 8, 2020 Death Drive & Freud & Hauntology The death drive is a psychoanalytic concept I’m very interested in. I’m always on the lookout for other people who have useful ways of describing The Specter of Nationalism Jan 7, 2020 Hauntology & Adorno Adorno was right when he wrote, Genocide has its roots in this resurrection of aggressive nationalism that has developed in many countries since The Ghost of Auschwitz. Jan 5, 2020 Hauntology & Adorno The premier demand upon all education is that Auschwitz not happen again. … Every debate about the ideals of education is trivial and Slow Cinema, a top 10 list. Jan 1, 2020 Hauntology & Slow Cinema I like slow cinema. I can’t watch it all the time, doing that would drive me crazy. The art of slow cinema is a great blog, and the best resource Protests then vs. “protests” now Dec 30, 2019 Hauntology GUNITSKY: It seems to be the case that protests are just easier to organize today, and there’s now more non-violent protest movements in the last The ghost of Hegel Dec 25, 2019 Dialectic & Hauntology Lots of people nowadays are getting into (or back into) Hegel and teen gaging with dialectic think in ways that focus more on diving deep into The unconscious haunts & leaves a trace (mark) Dec 12, 2019 Hauntology & Derrida Read in  On Derrida’s Post Card: Truth and Text in Psychoanalysis by Ian Delairre. For Derrida, the truth is not hidden; metaphors of truth’s The trace of the unconscious Dec 11, 2019 Hauntology & Derrida One of the concept in Derrida’s work is the concept of the trace. I’m not sure that I understand the concept of the trace. (I’m somewhat more sure Forgotten monsters Dec 1, 2019 Hauntology & Jouissance In a blog post about gothic Marxism The LitCritGuy says the following. At the end of the horror movie, the monster is fought, confronted and Ziteghost Nov 30, 2019 Hauntology On my podcast I’ve been talking about the things that haunt people as move through time. I grouped the things that haunt into two categories.