17 Jan 2014
Politics of Negativity
20th century philosophy may also be read as a desperate search for absolute negativity, one that would not have anything positive in it and would therefore represent a pure act of disjuncture. However, such an absolutely negative attitude displays a troubling melancholic side too: instead of negating something, the epoch of negativity may end up simply ‘willing nothing’. What happens then when negativity goes awry? The first issue of Stasis reflects on the possibility of rehabilitating the virtues of the negative as an antidote to resist political melancholia and turn it into new revolutionary theories and practices.
Stasis is a peer-reviewed bilingual journal (English/Russian) in social and political theory, which is published by the European University at St. Petersburg. Stasis means at once a particular position, an interrupting suspension, and an uprising. The first issue includes articles by Ray Brassier, Sami Khatib, Vitaly Kosykhin, Artemy Magun, Jamila Mascat, Gregor Moder, Benjamin Noys, and Oxana Timofeeva.
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Daniel Colucciello Barber
Organized byJamila Mascat
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