An auto-exploiting labourer of your own psyche: notes after reading Byung-Chul Han

Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power The Disappearance of Rituals: A Topology of the Present Having recently read two books by Byung-Chul Han, I thought it worth summarizing the most personally relevant aspects of each book. I've mixed quotes from both books, where they overlap and drive home the points I want to focus … Continue reading An auto-exploiting labourer of your own psyche: notes after reading Byung-Chul Han

Yahapalanaya & “Go home Gota” as master signifiers

A couple of introductory notes: This section of the Wikipedia article on the 2015 Sri Lankan Presidential election gives some idea of the complex dynamics of Yahapalanya. For an understanding of current events in Sri Lanka, and the "Go home Gota" movement, I recommend this.A summary of what is meant by a master signifier can … Continue reading Yahapalanaya & “Go home Gota” as master signifiers