Nina Power

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Nina Power

A full archive of eclectic political discussion with writer, activist and academic Nina Power and guests on Resonance FM.

Toward a cybernetic communism: the technology of the anti-family - Nina Power

Toward a cybernetic communism: the technology of the anti-family - Nina Power

Nina Power's critique of Shulamith Firestone's classic radical feminist text, 'The Dialectic of Sex'.

In 'The Dialectic of Sex' Shulamith Firestone declares her version of communism to be the most radical yet, incorporating and extending the vision of hitherto existing revolutionary thought through the inclusion of two often-ignored components of human and social life: the unconscious and the family. In her own words, ‘[i]f there were a word more all-embracing than revolution we would use it’.

She’s just not that into you - Nina Power

How best to describe the colonization of the body at this particular juncture of capitalist life? Much recent theorizing has focused on a kind of war of affects where depression, euphoria and other states of being are read not merely as signs or symptoms, but as directly produced by (and productive of) particular economic relations.

Dangerous subjects: UK students and the criminalization of protest

UK students resisting tuition fee rises, London 24 November 2010

Nina Power writes on the UK student movement and the demonisation and criminalisation of student protest. Published in 2012.

In 1970, André Gorz claimed: “The university cannot function, and we must thus prevent it from functioning so that this impossibility is made manifest.”1

Beyond work - Nina Power

'Work sucks' - Sisyphus

Nina Power on the need to not just resist workfare, but work as we know it.

What does ‘work’ mean today?

One dimensional woman - Nina Power

One dimensional woman - Nina Power

Exposes the dark heart of contemporary cultural life by examining pornography, consumer capitalism and the ideology of women's work.

Let's stop assuming the police are on our side

Let's stop assuming the police are on our side

From mass arrests to surveillance, confidence in the Metropolitan police is at an all-time low.

Can confidence in the Metropolitan police sink any lower? Even before the past few weeks revealed the possibility of their complicity in the News of the World hacking scandal, and the past few months their brutal attitude towards the policing of students and other protesters, there were many who already had reason to mistrust those who claim to be "working together for a safer London".

Review: One dimensional woman - Nina Power

Feminism is back, and a new book sets out to help prevent it falling victim to the mistakes of the past, according to Tom Jennings

Throwing the Babe Out With the Bathwater. Book review – Tom Jennings