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Total Riot: The Other Side

By Joshua Clover “From Metaphysics To Politics” is an insightful attempt to resituate our understanding of the riot. While occasionally mentioning the riot’s “paroxystic” nature, over all its insistence on riot as “total social fact” which expresses and draws into itself the entangled unity of social relations, endeavors to extricate the riot from a “spasmodic […]

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Silent Revolts

By Marie-Hélène Bacqué The article Total rioting: from metaphysics to politics is an interesting contribution to the analysis of the ‘riots’, taking a perspective rarely seen, that of the  ‘rioters’. In this commentary, I draw on my own, parallel analysis of the 2005 Paris ‘riots’, ten years on, focussing in particularly on political expression and mobilisation. In particular, I examine […]

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Why We Need To Understand Riots

In this podcast our Digital Fellow Mark Carrigan speaks to Joshua Clover about his new book Riot. Strike. Riot: The Era of Uprisings. Recorded to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the English riots, the discussion explores the nature of riots and their significance within the broader operations of capitalism. Originally posted 7th September 2016.

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