Category: Essay

Buying Out: Of Capitulation and Contestation

BRIAN MASSUMI, UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL, DÉPARTEMENT DE COMMUNICATION   The Charest government’s imposition of Special Law 78 was seen by many to have crossed a line. The formal constraints it placed on the right to association and the exercise of…

Bodies-Streets

JONATHAN STERNE, MCGILL UNIVERSITY, ART HISTORY AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES; HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE   The city provides the order and organization that automatically links otherwise unrelated bodies […] The city orients and organizes family, sexual and social relations insofar…

Clamouring Out: Against the Privative Sphere

KRISTA GENEVIÈVE LYNES, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, COMMUNICATION STUDIES   Every day we are living through an infinite number of protests and mobilizations across the entire country. Each of them raises different demands. However, there is a point in common: we are…