Posts Tagged ‘ theory ’

Zero Squared #101: Musicology

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

Joanna Demers is the guest this week and next week she will lead a Zero Books Club workshop on youtube. You are invited to join the Zero Books club and to join Demers as she explains the interpretive strategies of contemporary musicology and how these strategies informed her books for Zero Books: Drone and Apocalypse and

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Zero Squared #70: Overcoming Capitalism

Jun 9th, 2016 | By

A recording of the Zero Books panel “Overcoming Capitalism” from this year’s Left Forum replaces the usual interview this week. The panel participants were Terry Tapp author of “A Serf’s Journal,” the radical journalist Anne Jaclard, Andrew Kliman author of The Failure of Capitalist Production, Pete Dolack author of It’s Not Over and Douglas Lain

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Parsing the Master’s Design: A close reading of the structure of theory/praxis polarity, for and against discourse analysis

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By

(This paper was originally intended to be read by Frank Smecker for Zero Books’ panel, ‘Theory vs. Praxis, or What is Praxis?, at the 2015 Left Forum.) Less than a week ago, as I was anxiously brooding over what I’d be coming out here with, staring blankly at a motley patchwork of text—(what is sometimes less modestly

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When Something Fascist Happens: What the Queen’s Nazi Salute Shows Us

Jul 18th, 2015 | By

The biggest thing in today’s news is the video that has emerged from 1933-4 showing the 7-year-old queen raising her hand in a Nazi salute along with her mother and her uncle, who would go on to become King Edward VIII. The Sun, who uncovered the video, made a point of focusing their criticism away

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Zero Squared #24: Open Thinking

Jun 24th, 2015 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week and we discuss Adorno’s notion of “open thinking” as it’s opposed to praxis. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a poet, and a University Lecturer and what we really discuss is an essay I wrote as a way to clear my head. This was a draft

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Zero Squared Special: Left Forum Panel on Praxis

Jun 10th, 2015 | By

Theory, Practice and Praxis was the topic of the first Zero Books panel at the Left Forum last month and this week instead of an interview you’ll hear a recording of that panel. Thanks to Michael Steinberg and his crew/family for arriving with solid audio equipment and for putting up with the interruptions and heckling

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The EDA asks “Why do we like Children’s Jokes?”

Feb 6th, 2015 | By

Always relevant and up on the latest memes, the EDA turns it’s attention to the clickable fun that is the horrible kid’s joke. Here’s an example of such a joke from The Mirror: Q: How come the chicken didn’t eat his sandwich? A: Because a monkey ate his sandwich! The EDA analyzes this nonsense for

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