“I’ll stay here and we’ll make America like Russia.”
It seems to be easier for us today to imagine the thoroughgoing deterioration of the earth and of nature than the breakdown of late capitalism.
Did it start with Bergson, or before? Space was treated as the dead, the fixed, the undialectical, the immobile. Time, on the contrary, was richness, fecundity, life, dialectic.
I therefore want to forecast yet a fourth moment for theory, as yet on the other side of the horizon. This one has to do with the theorizing of collective subjectivities… One wants to think of formulations (and indeed diagrams) for collectivities that are at least as complex and stimulating as those of Lacan for the individual unconscious.
Objects are dynamic systems that… are entangled in one another, that are operationally withdrawn from one another… and that are defined by their affects, powers, or what they can do… While objects can and do enter into relations with other objects, their being qua substances is characterized by “independent-being” or the ability to break with relations to other objects and enter into new relations with other systems.
We will give the name chronotope… to the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature. [Chronotope] expresses the inseparability of space and time… Time, as it were, thickens, takes on flesh, becomes artistically visible; likewise, space becomes charged and responsive to the movements of time, plot and history.
The critic is not the one who debunks, but the one who assembles. The critic is not the one who lifts the rugs from under the feet of the naïve believers, but the one who offers the participants arenas in which to gather.
However, if method is interactively performative, and helps to make realities, then the differences between research findings produced by different methods or in different research traditions have an alternative significance. No longer different perspectives on a single reality, they become instead the enactment of different realities… The shift is from epistemology… to ontology… It is a shift that moves us from a single world to the idea that the world is multiply produced in diverse and contested social and material relations.
The novel orchestrates all its themes, the totality of the world of objects and ideas depicted and expressed in it, by means of the social diversity of speech types [разноречие]… each of them permits a multiplicity of social voices and a wide variety of their links and interrelationships… This movement of the theme through different languages and speech types, its dispersion into the rivulets and droplets of social heteroglossia… this is the basic distinguishing feature of the stylistics of the novel.
Developed from several strands of so-called ‘flat ontologies’, our onto-analytic object is the site: an immanent (self-organising) event space that is differentiated and differentiating, but whose emergent properties also include congealments and blockages.
an X (to be determined) which successfully claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical and symbolic violence over a definite territory and over the totality of the corresponding population.
U. S. A. is the slice of a continent. U. S. A. is a group of holding companies, some aggregations of trade unions, a set of laws bound in calf, a radio network, a chain of moving picture theatres, a column of stockquotations rubbed out and written in by a Western Union boy on a blackboard, a publiclibrary full of old newspapers and dogeared historybooks with protests scrawled on the margins in pencil. U. S. A. is the world’s greatest rivervalley fringed with mountains and hills, U. S. A. is a set of bigmouthed officials with too many bankaccounts. U. S. A. is a lot of men buried in their uniforms in Arlington Cemetery. U. S. A. is the letters at the end of an address when you are away from home. But mostly U. S. A. is the speech of the people.