Week THREE – Against Family Values

May 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

In our previous session, we discussed Leacock’s meticulous interrogation into Sociology and Anthropology.

We discussed Marxism — the problem some academics have in describing their practice: “Marxism” in this realm is a “boys club” to which one needs an alternative.

We found Federici’s text to be somewhat dated. And although I had expected more discussion around it due to its polemic nature and its length (most of us finished reading it), we tended to agree that, even though her “we” didn’t describe the experiences we have, there was still a bit of truth to the affective tone of the sexual lives of the working-class.

Next time, we discuss babies:

Hortense Spillers – Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book
Lee Edleman – “The Future is Kids Stuff” from No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

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