Commonwealth Project

Alex Means and Paul Aitken are collaborating on a project to discuss and review Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s Commonwealth, the third installment of their “Empire Trilogy.” aimed at (1) an excavation of some productive criticisms/limitations of Hardt and Negri’s project; (2) the creation of something new by thinking with and against Hardt and Negri. Read More …

Challenging Transmission: Critical studies of media

Academic discourse and university departments are disproportionately geared towards training students to work in such a transmission-orientated environment rather than educating them as to how to engage critically with such a system. Read More …

English in Hindi newspapers: Market kaa effect?

A study of Hindi newspaper Hindustan’s page, “Remixed” reveals the positioning of the citizen subject as consumer who is caught in the tussle between the (unproblematic) march of new ideas due to economic changes. In the process, the Remixed collapses the complex role of language in the citizen’s life into one single dimension: that of a consumer. Read More …

Qureshi's mother, Osama label, media spotlight

The mother of Public Enemy No. 1 Abdus Subhan Qureshi, Zubaida Qureshi became national news when she appeared in public to appeal for calm, reason, and justice — not just for her son, but also for those killed in the blasts. A quick study of media representations. Read More …

Exclusive: Zizek interview

In an exclusive interview on video Slavoj Žižek expounds on his book “Violence”. Here he tackles five questions: a) What does he mean by violence; b) Why has god been extracted by the concept of divine violence; c) What is the violence inherent in multi-culturalism; d) Has all ideology ended?; e) Why does he not provide solutions? Read More …

Žižek on Violence (Video)

Subaltern Studies is proud to present the video of Zizek’s lecture on his book Violence at the University of Leeds. Expounds on violence in all its dimensions, he introduces aspects that got left out in the book. The lecture was organised by the International Journal of Zizek Studies. Read More …