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Spring 2020

ZONE BOOKS

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"The Future was better protected than the Past. After more, painful tries, he eventually caught some waves of the world to come." —LA JETÉE by Chris Marker . #NewNormal #QuarantineReads #Future #Dreams #Dystopia #ScienceFiction #War #AvantGarde #ExperimentalFilm #NewWorld
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"Disease involves a 'shrinkage' (or, at least, a 'revision') of self and world, until an equilibrium of a radically new sort can be achieved...One must lead the sick patient through a period of chaos, gently, until he can construct his world anew." —Oliver Sacks on Kurt Goldstein's THE ORGANISM . #QuarantineReads #covid-19 #pandemic #HistoryOfScience #Disease #Psychology #Neurology #CollectiveConscious #Health #Contemplation #NewWorld
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Check out Tocqueville21's series of reviews and Q&A with Zone author Wendy Brown. Her new book, IN THE RUINS OF NEOLIBERALISM is now out from Columbia University Press.
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"Walter Benjamin tells us that certain images capture the 'dialectic at a standstill'...The heavy wheels appear to be on the verge of crushing the fragile space and the order that it represents." THE DEMON OF WRITING (now in paperback) . #Paperwork #Bureaucracy #Governance #Leadership #Power #Media #History #CriticalTheory #Praxis #Parapraxis #LayOffs
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"Under such a model of the temporal life of artifacts, one token or replica effectively substituted for another... chains of substitutable replicas stretching out across time and space....surrogates for lost originals." —ANACHRONIC RENAISSANCE (now with a snazzy new paperback cover) . #NewInPaperback #SpringRelease #Art #ArtHistory #Renaissance #Antiquity #Icons #Replicas #Architecture #Paintings #Temporality #Time #originality
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"The extreme right gives 'solvency' to those who join its values." Michel Feher interviewed in El País. #NearFutures #Neoliberalism #Economy #Politics #Credit #Capitalism #PoliticalScience #TheRight #Elitism #Crisis
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"In times of crisis, seemingly impossible ideas suddenly become possible." Naomi Klein’s "Coronavirus Capitalism" and her case for transformative change amid the pandemic. See the full video at DemocracyNow. . #Coronavirus #Crisis #Capitalism #Economics #Politics #Healthcare #Ideas #Change #MiltonFriedman #Government #Pandemic
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"In the back of the book, a mail-order form invited readers to stock up on 'symbolist and decadent publications.'" —Andrei Pop, A FOREST OF SYMBOLS. Don't forget your rations of essential reading in these strange times... . #WednesdayWisdom #DystopianNow #Coronavirus #Literature #SupportIndiePresses #QuarantineReads #Symbolism #ArtHistory #Science #Fiction #Fantasy
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“One day we’ll see assigning gender at birth as brutal.” Paul B. Preciado, author of PORNOTOPIA (now out in paperback) interviewed in VICE @i_D . Check out his new book, AN APARTMENT ON URANUS from Semiotexte! . #Gender #GenderStudies #Sexuality #Transitioning #QueerTheory #LGBTQ #Biopolitics #Architecture #Pornography #Playboy #CulturalShifts
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"After coronavirus, the worst and the best futures are possible." Zone founding editor Michel Feher interviewed in Nació Digital. #coronavirus #COVID-19 #Economy #Europe #US #Politics #SocialAnxiety #2020Election #Healthcare #Capitalism #RatedAgency #NearFutures
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"Disease is still a norm of life...The sick living being is normalized in well-defined conditions of existence and has lost his normative capacity, the capacity to establish other norms in other conditions." —THE NORMAL & THE PATHOLOGICAL . #DystopianNow #Disease #COVID-19 #MassHysteria #SocietalNorms #SocialDistancing #CancelEverything #SocialResponsibility #MedicareForAll #HealthcareIsAHumanRight #WashYourHands
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Amidst the chaos, some exciting news! Beginning on July 1st, Zone will be partnering with Princeton University Press as our new distributors! . #Publishing #News #Partnership #Distribution #IndependentPresses #NonProfits #Scholarship #Dialogue #Collaboration #Innovation #NewChapter
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Great event with Michel Feher in Barcelona on Monday night. Thanks to Josep Ramoneda, Maleta de Portbou and the Escola Europea d'Humanitats, as well as all who came out! #Discourse #Dialogue #Humanities #Credit #Financialization #Globalization #Capitalism #PoliticalScience #Neoliberalism #Economy #NearFutures
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Tonight in Barcelona, Zone founding editor Michel Feher speaks about his recent book RATED AGENCY. Hosted by @MaletadePortbou. . #Credit #Value #Capitalism #Economy #Financialization #PoliticalScience #Neoliberalism #NearFutures #TheLeft #EuropeanSchoolOfTheHumanities
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Tomorrow night in Barcelona, Zone founding editor Michel Feher, speaks on themes from his recent book, RATED AGENCY. 6:3pm! Hosted by @MaletadePortbou. . #PoliticalScience #Credit #Value #Capitalism #FreeMarket #SocialCurrency #NearFutures #Neoliberalism #Economics #Philosophy
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"Important is the act of exclusion itself and not what is excluded, the division and not what is divided. And, then, what a strange thing history is, if a simple decree can make it swing in one direction or another..." Maurice Blanchot, FOUCAULT BLANCHOT . #ElectionYear #ModernTimes #Foucault #Blanchot #Discourse #20thCenturyThinkers #History #Politics #Sovereignty #Power #Unity #Action
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"A mesmerically lucid book about a disturbance at the interface of logic and language." Daniel Heller-Roazen's NO ONE'S WAYS discussed on Syndicate. Stay tuned for his new book forthcoming next spring! . #Language #Naming #Philosophy #Particle #Grammar #Theory #Aristotle #Homer #Latin #Greek #Arabic
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Tonight at the Architectural Association in London, Zone author Eyal Weizman will be delivering a lecture on "Atmospheres: The weaponization of doubt." 7:30 pm! . #ForensicArchitecture #InvestigativeResearch #HumanRights #GovernmentViolence #Weaponization #Architecture #Politics #Teargas #Bodies #Protest
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"A Forest of Symbols is required reading for an understanding of our times, and the hopes of humanity that may nevermore be realised if we succumb to the forces of nationalism." A FOREST OF SYMBOLS reviewed in Sun News Tucson.
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And lo, a new paperback has emerged: ANACHRONIC RENAISSANCE by Alexander Nagel and Christopher Wood. #Renaissance #Art #ArtHistory #Time #Chronology #Temporality #Originality #Antiquity #Byzantine #Icons #Historiography #MaterialCulture