No return to normal: For a post-pandemic liberation (ROAR Magazine plus audio)

Original at: https://roarmag.org/essays/no-return-to-normal-for-a-post-pandemic-liberation/ Spanish translation: http://comunizar.com.ar/sin-retorno-la-normalidad-una-liberacion-poscoronavirus/ The following is a postscript to Max Haiven’s Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, due out in May from Pluto Press. Audio version Strikes across the frontier and strikes for higher wage Planet lurches to the right as ideologies …

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Outside but Along-Side: Stumbling with Social Movements as Academic Activists (2015)

Citation Khasnabish, Alex, and Max Haiven. 2015. “Outside but Along-Side: Stumbling with Social Movements as Academic Activists.” Studies in Social Justice 9 (1): 18–33. https://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v9i1.1157 Abstract In this article, we critically reflect on the production and measurement of ‘success’ and ‘failure’ both in social movements and social movement research. We do so by focusing on …

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Between Success and Failure: Dwelling with Social Movements in the Hiatus (2013)

Citation Haiven, Max, and Alex Khasnabish. 2013. “Between Success and Failure: Dwelling with Social Movements in the Hiatus.” Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements 5 (2): 472–98. http://www.interfacejournal.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Interface-5-2-Haiven-and-Khasnabish.pdf Abstract This article explores the ways social movement “successes” and “failures” are conceived of and measured, particularly in relation to research that strives to act …

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Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance Is Resistance, and, Anyway, Resistance Is Futile (2013)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2013. “Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance Is Resistance, and, Anyway, Resistance Is Futile.” Mediations 26 (1–2): 85–106. http://www.mediationsjournal.org/articles/finance-depends-on-resistance Abstract Occupy Wall Street and the dawning of worldwide anti-austerity movements have occasioned a consideration of the economic and political power of financial speculation and raised the question of how it might be resisted. …

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Convoking the Radical Imagination : Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies, and Scholarly Vocations (2012)

Citation Khasnabish, Alex, and Max Haiven. 2012. “Convoking the Radical Imagination : Social Movement Research, Dialogic Methodologies, and Scholarly Vocations.” Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies 12 (5): 408–421. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1532708612453126 Abstract This article reflects critically on “The Radial Imagination: A Research Project About Movements, Social Change, and the Future,” an engaged social movement research project conducted with self-identified “radical” …

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What is the Radical Imagination? (2011)

In 2011 Alex Khasnabish and I edited a special issue of Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action (volume 4, issue 2) on the topic “What is the Radical Imagination?” What is the radical imagination? A Special Issue Max Haiven, Alex Khasnabish Interventions: Struggles Precariousness, Catastrophe and Challenging the Blackmail of the Imagination …

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Food(&)Sovereignty (2009)

In 2009 Scott Stoneman and I edited a special issue of the online, open-access journal Politics and Culture on the topic of “Food(&)Sovereignty” Editorials Scott Stoneman, Learning to learn from the food crisis: consumer sovereignty and the restructuring of subjectivity by Scott Stoneman Max Haiven, Food, finance, crisis, catalyst: global capitalism and the revolutionary value of food …

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