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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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Total Rioting: From Metaphysics to Politics

Fabien Truong Firstly, I would like to thank Joshua Clover and Marie-Hélène Bacqué for their critical reviews. My response here provides the opportunity to clarify possible misunderstandings, and comes at a point where recent events make the analysis even more raw and timely. Adama Traore died on the 19 of July 2016 in Beaumont-sur-Oise after […]

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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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