File spoon-archives/baudrillard.archive/baudrillard_1995/baudrillard.04-95, message 2

Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 16:17:02 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Posties and Political Activism: Info Request

Dear List members,

I'm currently working on a project which challenges the assumptions and 
practices of traditional "Leftist" political organizing (and theorizing). 
One strand of my work is to try and ascertain what the philosphical 
underpinnings of "political activism" might be. The Big Question I would 
like to pose might be: Is political activism possible without relying on 
the language and practice of domination? 

I've had twenty years of traditional organizing experience, and it's 
amounted to little more than being involved with organizations which 
claim to (re)present certain vaguely defined groups of people (the 
masses, the working class etc). I'm hoping that my work might throw light 
on healthier avenues of dis/organizing.

I will be taking from Foucault, Bataille, Nietzsche, Baudrillard, and 
Deleuze & Guattari. Can any of you helpful souls in/out there point me in 
the direction of texts, by or about the above, which might prove useful 
to me?

Thanks in advance.

- Mark E Smith



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