Academia and the Luster of Capital by Sande Cohen

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In and of itself, not prejudged on the basis of any previous identity . . [where] it swallows up all foundations, it assures a universal collapse, but as a positive and joyous event, as de-founding. . 11 The conjunction of linguistic and economic standards, their unhappy mutual attraction, is part of a voyage of wastefulness, whose products create hypertedium; the ceaseless receding (remythification) we carry out for the "public" seems tied to solidarity with collective groups who do not revive themselves by pleasure-inducing waste, which Nietzsche was able to call a kind of "intoxication," but waste that mo(u)lds us.

Suddenly we are faced again with the big questions. . postmodernism, after all, holds the promise of a cultural politics . . 48 The obliteration of materiality is on a rampage here: "suddenly" brings about the absolute of a code-switch, from the mention of an idea ("big questions") to the certainty that fulfillment of this idea is occurring all the time (= linguistic constancy). This piece of academic word-magic tries to govern, as it were, the transportation of its readers to cultural alignment with their roles as subjects of sociopolitical-economic capture.

Being correct is mostly a disaster insofar as it resurrects and even expands the elimination of objects. Everyone is armed with the rhetoric of negating binaries all the better to over- and undervalue one term or another. " "One" is any social subject (or theory) who identifies with becoming a big or small power, who (or which, since it is unclear which pronoun is more appropriate) desires dependency, security, and satisfaction. Normal "historical criticism," for example, often produces the "one" that Deleuze has called a "narrative of foundation," the myth of a continuous development of a subject purified of simulation.

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