Archive for April 2018

Zero Squared #151: Revolutionary Keywords

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

Ian Parker is an activist and academic, a revolutionary Marxist, and practising Lacanian psychoanalyst in Manchester, involved in various political movements in the past forty years. He is also the guest this week as we discuss his book Revolutionary Keywords for the New Left. Next week Deborah Levitt will be on to discuss her book

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Zero Squared #150: Teen Sex, Poetry, and Endless War

Apr 20th, 2018 | By

C Derick Varn is an emerging poet, professional teacher, and arm-chair theorist. He is a member of the Zero Books team. He is also the guest this week as we discuss late 90s ‘zine culture, historical developments in teen sexuality, how it is that talking about the war on terror produces “evergreen” content, and his

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Zero Squared #149: Video Games are Right Wing?

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

Alfie Bown is the author of The Playstation Dreamworld, a philosophy of games and politics and Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism. Along with being a theorist on video game culture, he has recently started writing for the Guardian. He recently wrote a review of Ready Player One entitled “Steven Spielberg’s film portrays video gamers

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Zero Squared #148: Pleasure in an Age of Consent

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

Professor Heidi Matthews (@Heidi__Matthews on twitter) researches and teaches in the areas of international criminal law, the law of war, international legal history and political theory. She is an assistant professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and recently she wrote an essay for Aeon magazine entitled “How do we understand sexual pleasure in this age

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