Maurizio Lazzarato: Signs, Machines, Subjectivities

São Paulo and Helsinki: n-1 Edições 2014

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INTRODUCTION

1 PRODUCTION AND THE PRODUCTION OF SUBJECTIVITY

Social subjection and machinic enslavement

Human/machine vs humans/machinies

Egyptian megamachine

The functions of subjection

Capital as a semiotic operator

The concept of “production”

Desire and production

The failure of “human capital”

2. SIGNIFYING SEMIOLOGIES AND ASIGNIFYING SEMIOTICS IN PRODUCTION AND IN THE PRODUCTION OF SUBJECTIVITY

The remains of structuralism: language without structure

Signifying semiologies

Asignifying semiotics

3 MIXED SEMIOTICS

The trader’s machinic subjectivity

The mixed semiotics of the human

Cinema’s mixed semiotics

Signifying and asignifying semiotics in the division of labor

The dual function and processing of subjectivity

Pasolini and neo-capitalism’s semiotics of immanence

4 CONFLICT AND SYSTEM OF SIGNS

Problematization

The interpretation and transmission of watchwards

The scholar of conflict

Unemployment and invisible work

The narrative function of signifying semiotics

The subjection machine

5 SCUM AND THE CRITIQUE OF PERFORMATIVES

The “absolute” performative

Emancipation through the performative

Bakhtin and the first theory of enunciation

The micro-politics of voice and gesture

Discursive strategies

Reproducible and non-reproducible

Language that “precedes and exceeds the subject”

Transcendence and guilt in language

Still more on scum

6 THE DISCURSIVE AND THE EXISTENTIAL IN THE PRODUCTION OF SUBJECTIVITY

The existential as machinism

Disjunction and conjunction of the discursive and existential

The aesthetic paradigm

The current crisis

7 ENUNCIATION AND POLITICS

Parrhesia, politeia, isegoria, dunasteia

Enunciation and pragmatics

The crisis of parrhesia

Two models of political action

Logos and existence, theater and performance

The distribution of the sensible: or, division and production

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