“Beyond capitalist authoritarianism, the radical imagination” in We Resist

My short essay “Beyond capitalist authoritarianism, the radical imagination” appears in the collection We Resist: Defending the Common Good in Hostile Times, edited by Cynthia Levine-Rasky and Lisa Kowalchuk and published in May 2020 by McGill-Queens University Press. The text  is below and is only one of a great number of intriguing essays from luminaries in Canada and beyond.

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“The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem of Cryptocurrencies” (2018)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2018. “The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem of Cryptocurrencies.” In Moneylab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype, edited by Inte Gloerich, Geert Lovink, and Patricia De Vries, 121–37. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. Abstract Money is a medium of the imagination. While it is often …

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Wars on social reproduction: On feminism, the commons, and joyful militancy (interview with Silvia Federici)

An interview with the legendary feminist theorist and organizer Silvia Federici as part of the collection What Moves Us: The Lives and times of the Radical Imagination, edited by Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish. Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, teacher and writer. She was a co-founder of the International Feminist Collective and the Committee …

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“Commons as Actuality, Ethos and Horizon” (2017)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2017. “Commons as Actuality, Ethos and Horizon.” In Educational Commons in Theory and Practice, edited by Alex Means, Graham Slater, and Derek Ford, 23–37. London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract The idea, and the ideal, of the commons has encountered a surge in popularity in recent years. But the concept itself …

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The Commons Against Neoliberalism, the Commons of Neoliberalism, the Commons Beyond Neoliberalism (2016)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2016. “The Commons Against Neoliberalism, the Commons of Neoliberalism, the Commons Beyond Neoliberalism.” In The Handbook of Neoliberalism, edited by Simon Springer, Kean Birch, and Julie MacLeavy, 271–83. London and New York: Routledge. Abstract This chapter explores the rise of the rhetoric and the reality of the commons within, against and beyond neoliberalism. Beginning with …

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Money as a Medium of the Imagination: Art and the Currencies of Cooperation (2015)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2015. “Money as a Medium of the Imagination: Art and the Currencies of Cooperation.” In Moneylab Reader: An Intervention in Digital Economy, edited by Geert Lovink, Nathaniel Tkacz, and Patricia De Vries, 173–88. Amsterdam: Institute for Network Cultures. Abstract Economic philosophers and historians generally agree that there are three (some- times four) …

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“Are Your Children Old Enough to Learn About May ’68?: Recalling the Radical Event, Refracting Utopia, and Commoning Memory” (2011)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2011. “Are Your Children Old Enough to Learn About May ’68?: Recalling the Radical Event, Refracting Utopia, and Commoning Memory.” Cultural Critique 78 (1): 60–87. http://doi.org/10.1353/cul.2011.0018. Abstract This essay is a meditation of the problems of passing on the memory of radical events to forthcoming generations and the problem of making memory …

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