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The Financialization of Education and May Day

Recent radio interviews: Earlier this month, the fabulous podcast The Extraenvironmentalist broadcast a feature-length interview (1h15m) with me about the financialization of universities and of social life more broadly.  The interview can be downloaded or listened to online here: http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com/2013/05/07/episode-59-financialized-education/Continue reading The Financialization of Education and May Day

The Privatization of Creativity: The Ruse of “Creative Capitalism” – in Dissident Voice

Dissident Voice, the wonderful radical newsletter, has published my essay “The Privatization of Creativity: The Ruse of ‘Creative Capitalism‘” (here) which attempts to give a general conceptual overview of struggles in and around ideas of “creativity,” including the idea of … Continue reading The Privatization of Creativity: The Ruse of “Creative Capitalism” – in Dissident Voice

Article on financialization, Pokémon and agency appears in Cultural Studies

My article “Can Pikachu Save Fannie Mae?: Value, finance and imagination in the new Pokéconomy” has appeared in the journal Cultural Studies, or at least the online “forthcoming articles” section of the journal. The abstract: I argue that Pokémon offers … Continue reading Article on financialization, Pokémon and agency appears in Cultural Studies

What’s the Value of an Art School? Plus, more in Halifax

The wonderful site Art Threat has published my analysis of the political and economic forces that threaten the beloved Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where I teach: http://artthreat.net/2012/01/nscad-crisis-art-school/ Next week, we at the Radical Imagination Project is hosting … Continue reading What’s the Value of an Art School? Plus, more in Halifax

Interview with Silvia Federici on Feminism, Reproduction and the Occupy Movement

The interview can be found here: http://www.zcommunications.org/feminism-finance-and-the-future-of-occupy-an-interview-with-silvia-federici-by-max-haiven From the preamble: Silvia Federici is a veteran activist and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Born and raised in Italy, Federici has taught in Italy, Nigeria, and the United States, where she has … Continue reading Interview with Silvia Federici on Feminism, Reproduction and the Occupy Movement

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New polemic essay: Undead Ideologies: Necro-Neoliberalism, Necro-Keynesianism and the Radical Imagination

My new polemic essay, titled “Undead Ideologies: Necro-Neoliberalism, Necro-Keynesianism and the Radical Imagination” is now posted at Znet (http://www.zcommunications.org/undead-ideologies-necro-neoliberalism-necro-keynesianism-and-the-radical-imagination-by-max-haiven).  Here is the introductory paragraph: The 2008 financial crisis has left us bereft of any meaningful mainstream political imagination. Indeed, the … Continue reading New polemic essay: Undead Ideologies: Necro-Neoliberalism, Necro-Keynesianism and the Radical Imagination