Uneasy Alliances – Reference List

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Uneasy Alliances – Reference List

Explore this list of articles, lectures, and monographies which served as references for the working process of the Study Circle Uneasy Alliances.

Sara Ahmed, “Introduction: A Willfullness Archive” (2014)

In Willful Subjects Sara Ahmed explores willfulness as a charge often made by some against others. One history of will is a history of attempts to eliminate willfulness from the will.

Judith Butler, “This Is What Resistance Looks Like” – via Youtube

Lauren Berlant, Cruel Optimism (2011)

A relation of cruel optimism exists when something you desire is actually an obstacle to your flourishing. Offering bold new ways of conceiving the present, Lauren Berlant describes the cruel optimism that has prevailed since the 1980s.

Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt, Public Sphere and Experience (1993)

In Kluge and Negt’s groundbreaking book they examine the material conditions of experience in an arena that had previously figured only as an abstract term: the media of mass and consumer culture.

Sara Ahmed: “On Complaint” – via Youtube

Eric Kluitenberg, Affect Space: “Witnessing the Movement(s) of the Squares” (2015)

Eric Kluitenberg analyses the complicated logic of “Affect Space,” as he calls the public gatherings and urban spectacles that have been taking place over the past few years in cities around the world.

Patricia Reed, “Promiscuous Publicness and The Uncommon In-Common” (2018)

“As a second order of human existence, public life is a mode of life outside our own skin, distinct, yet not divorced from private existence.”

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