Journal issue: “What is the Radical Imagination?” edited by Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish

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“WHAT IS THE RADICAL IMAGINATION?”

AFFINITIES, Volume 4, Issue 2 (2010)

Edited by Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish)

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This special issue of Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture and Action seeks to broaden our imagination of what the radical imagination might mean.

A comprehensive introduction to the topic is joined by 13 short “intervention” pieces and 3 full-length peer-reviewed articles by insightful and provocative thinkers, writers, scholars and organizers.

Affinities is an open-access journal and all content is available free of charge.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION
    • Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish – “What is the radical imagination? A special issue”
  • INTERVENTIONS I: STRUGGLES
    • Franco “BIFO” Berardi – “Precariousness, catastrophe, and challenging the blackmail of the imagination.”
    • Taiaiake Alfred – “What is the radical imagination? Indigenous Struggles in Canada.”
    • Julie E. Dowsett – “Commodity feminism and the Unilever Corporation: Or, how the corporate imagination appropriates feminism.”
    • Phanuel Antwi and Amber Dean – “Unfixing imaginings of the city: Art, gentrification, and cultures of surveillance.”
  • INTERVENTIONS II: PROVOCATIONS
    • Larissa Lai – “Other presents: Imagining the Human and Beyond.”
    • Justin Paulson – “The uneven development of the radical imagination.”
    • Christopher Churchill – “A radical and elitist imagination? Political paternities and alternatives in the history of ideas.”
    • Petra Rethmann – “A few notes on the question, what is the radical imagination?”
    • Randy Martin – “Dancing through the crisis.”
  • INTERVENTIONS III: OPENINGS
    • Allan Antliff – “Anarchist imaginaries.”
    • Judy Rebick – “Re-imagining revolution.”
    • Patrick Reinsborough – “Giant whispers: Narrative power, radical imagination and a future worth fighting for…”
    • Glen Coulthard – “Place against empire: Understanding indigenous anti-colonialism.”
  • PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
    • Rachel Strasinger – “Beyond protest: Radical imagination and the global justice movement”
    • Terry Maley – “Participatory budgeting and the radical imagination: In Europe but not in Canada?”
    • Michael Truscello – “The disruptive time of the gift: (Radical) imagination at work in free and open source software.”
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