Anomie/Bonhomie and other texts, book by Howard Slater
Thursday 28.03. at 7 pm, Youth Center CK13
Presentation of the translation of the book 'Anomie/Bonhomie & Other Writings' by Howard Slater, into Serbo-Croatian language
publisher: kuda.org, Novi Sad
Speakers: Howard Slater, kuda.org, Conceptual Policy Group
In these texts, Howard Slater improvises on the theme of what Walter Benjamin might have meant by the phrase “affective class”. Beyond the limitations of the academic approach, Slater is inspired by the possible implications of Benjamin’s “messianic shards” and moves toward therapeutic micro-policies, embracing the discourse-regrets of the Workers ’Movement and the issue of“ becoming capital ”. The essay "Anomie/Bonhomie" occupies the largest part of this book, which also includes texts and poetry from the past ten years of work. These additional texts include themes and concepts such as exodus, gender being, surrealist precedent, the language of poetry, and the possibility of collective ‘affective’ practices in the fight against capitalist colonization of the psyche.
Howard Slater volunteers as a therapist (games) and sometimes writes lyrics. He lives and works in London, and participates in Mute magazine and the MayDay Rooms project (http://maydayrooms.org/).
Publisher: kuda.org, Novi Sad, 2013
English translation: Dušan Đorđević Mileusnić, Đorđe Čolić, kuda.org, The Group for Conceptual Politics (GCP)
Cover collage: "Portrait", kuda.org and GKP
English edition: Mute Publishing, 2012 www.metamute.org
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