File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0110, message 163

Subject: Re: Polemics
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 12:10:57 +0800


Oh no I won't give up! Perservere! Perservere! I just know that you
guys/girls know your theorists and theories a lot better than I do, I
understand so much, yet know so little!!

> Naomi Klein points to the ways in which identity politics was easily
> co-opted as a new marketing strategy by transnational corporations.  She
> writes: "As we look back, it seems like willful blindness. The
> abandonment of the radical economic foundations of the women's and
> civil-rights movements by the conflation of causes that came to be
> called political correctness successfully trained a generation of
> activist in the politics of image, not action. ... We were too busy
> analyzing the pictures projected on the wall to notice that the wall
> itself had been sold."

Hey, where is this from? It is a very good quote for some of the stuff I am
writing at the mo (feminist reading of Badiou!).



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