Rising up against white revenge in ROAR

ROAR Magazine has published a short essay I wrote “Rising up against white revenge.” The current uprisings reveal that America is haunted by the reality of white revenge and manufactured fears of Black revenge. But the tide is turning Read the original here: https://roarmag.org/essays/rising-up-against-white-revenge/ Since its inception, the Unites States has been wreaking a deadly …

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Revenge Capitalism is out now!

I’m thrilled to announce that, at long last, my book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts has been published by Pluto Books and is available for sale online now and in stores… whenever they reopen! You can find out more at: maxhaiven.com/revengecapitalism https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745340562/revenge-capitalism/ *** Special: 30% off *** Enter …

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In conversation with Phanuel Antwi about REVENGE CAPITALISM

I was thrilled to talk with my friend Dr. Phanuel Antwi about my new book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts as part of my publisher Pluto‘s contribution to the Radical May series of online events. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/rJuj1J2yyz4 AUDIO:  

The Politics of the Opioid Crisis on KPFA’s Against the Grain (audio)

I was pleased to have an opportunity to talk through some of the themes in a chapter titled “Our Opium Wars Pain, race, and the ghosts of empire” in my forthcoming book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, due out from Pluto Press in May …

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“Our Opium Wars: The Ghosts of Empire in the Prescription Opioid Nightmare” in Third Text (audio)

The journal Third Text has published a short essay titled “Our Opium Wars The Ghosts of Empire in the Prescription Opioid Nightmare” (v.32, i.5-6, it can be found, behind a paywall, here). I have recorded it as an audio file (22mins). It represents a shorter version of a chapter to appear in my forthcoming (May …

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Our Opium Wars: Our Opium Wars The Ghosts of Empire in the Prescription Opioid Nightmare (Third Text)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “Our Opium Wars: The Ghosts of Empire in the Prescription Opioid Nightmare.” Third Text 32 (5-6): 662-669. https://doi.org/10.1080/09528822.2018.1559169 Abstract The prescription opioid crisis in the United States is among the worst human-caused public health disasters in modern history, with over 500,000 dead and by some estimates almost 5% of the American …

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Colonial Debts, Extractive Nostalgias, Imperial Insolvencies intervention series

In September 2018 the UK-based scholarly online platform Discover Society published a short selection of texts edited by Clea Bourne, Paul Gilbert, Max Haiven and Johnna Montgomerie as part of their larger series of inquiries under the heading of Finance Capital and the Ghosts of Empire. The pieces in the special section are as follows: …

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Beyond the Violence of Colonial Civility: The Art of Raven Davis (2017)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2017. “Beyond the Violence of Colonial Civility: The Art of Raven Davis.” In The Art of Civil Action, edited by Pascal Gielen and Philip Dietachmair, 115–36. Amsterdam: Valiz. Abstract “At issue here is the way the legacies of genocidal settler-colonialism leads to a cultural politics in which ‘civility’, ‘civilization’, and ‘civil society’ …

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