These writings were originally published as books
Learned helplessness occurs when an animal or non-human animal is repeatedly exposed to an aversive stimulus that cannot be escaped. Consequently, the animal will stop attempting to avoid the stimulus and behave as though he or she is helpless to avoid or change the situation, even when these opportunities are present. read more »
Labels as Mechanisms of Control
We are living in a society that has constantly sought to categorize practically every aspect of existence. It should be no surprise then that human beings, as well as the experience of human consciousness have not been spared the rigid and narrow- minded definitions that pervade the mental health system. read more »
Writings from a radical mental health collective in 1970s Germany: their critique of the healthcare system, their struggle against capitalist medicine and the way capitalism defines "healthy."
This is a translation of SPK: Aus Krankheit Eine Waffe Machen.
In his 1995 pamphlet, Animal Liberation and Social Revolution, Brian A. Dominick attempts to demonstrate that social change must include an understanding of social relationships, as well as the relationships between humans, non-human animals, and nature. read more »
Often, the methods used to slaughter animals for human consumption are promoted as being “humane.” By using this euphemism, the meat industry justifies enslaving and murdering countless sentient animals, such as cows, pigs, and chickens each year in factory farms, while society lives with the guilt free illusion that cold-blooded murder can be carried out with compassion. read more »
Anti-Oedipus: From Psychoanalysis to Schizopolitics Semiotext(e) Vol. II No. 3 1977
Libido Unbound: The Politics of 'Schizophrenia' by SYLVERE LOTRINGER
Energumen Capitalism by JEAN-FRANCOIS LYOTARD
An Antisociology by JACQUES DONZELOT
Analysis in Power: A Few Foucauldian Theses by JOHN RAJCHMAN
The Body Is the Body by ANTONIN ARTAUD read more »
Henri Lefebvre (French: [ləfɛvʁ]; 16 June 1901 – 29 June 1991) was a French Marxist philosopher and sociologist, best known for pioneering the critique of everyday life, for introducing the concepts of the right to the city and the production of social space, and for his work on dialectics, alienation, and criticism of Stalinism and structuralism.
Contains full text of Sarah Schulman's Gentrification of the Mind
1909. James Joyce lives in Trieste (Italy) with his family. End of October, he leaves alone for Dublin on a business trip, and stays there until the end of December. He makes a pact with his wife to write to each other erotic letters. read more »
Nanni Balestrini, author of the intoxicating and maddening novel "The Unseen", returns with yet another brilliant piece about class struggle in Europe. read more »
Translated for the first time into English, the history of the German autonomous anticapitalist movement is traced back to the 1970s in this firsthand account. Battling police in riot gear, the early members of the autonomous movement used military tactics that included barricading and hurling Molotov cocktails in protest. read more »