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woops
09-04-2014, 11:04 AM
Always thought this was the worst subforum, talking politics just leads to embarrassing scenes and rudeness, that's why I stay out of it really.

wise
09-04-2014, 01:27 PM
yr on fire today

john eden
09-04-2014, 01:44 PM
according to this lot, we have now move out of the era of boredom and into the era of anxiety:

http://www.weareplanc.org/we-are-all-very-anxious/

So perhaps the OP is actually a bit nervous of posting here?

zhao
13-04-2014, 09:09 PM
many parts of that analysis rings true. thanks john.

john eden
13-04-2014, 11:31 PM
many parts of that analysis rings true. thanks john.

It's interesting, certainly. Don't agree with it all...

IdleRich
14-04-2014, 06:07 PM
I keep seeing that article being linked to wherever I look. It may or may not be the age of anxiety but it's certaintly the age of the article about the age of anxiety. I need to read it before I can offer something more constructive but anecdotally I have recently heard a few of my friends saying that they often find themselves feeling a heavy but unexplained sense of anxiety. I'm guessing that's kinda relevant to what we're talking about. I hope so at least.

mistersloane
15-04-2014, 05:28 AM
It's good, although the very language it uses - "need" "need" - is the language of anxiety, which I think is problematic. And the 7th point : "A new style of precarity-focused consciousness raising is needed" doesn't actually say anything other than we need to talk about it, man. If you're gonna produce a manifesto then at least either say you don't have solutions or give definite ones, rather than "we need to share our problems in a safe space."

john eden
15-04-2014, 10:05 AM
It's good, although the very language it uses - "need" "need" - is the language of anxiety, which I think is problematic. And the 7th point : "A new style of precarity-focused consciousness raising is needed" doesn't actually say anything other than we need to talk about it, man. If you're gonna produce a manifesto then at least either say you don't have solutions or give definite ones, rather than "we need to share our problems in a safe space."

Yeah I agree. I also think it is too slanted towards activists, which I think is the wrong way to go - too insular.

There's a risk of turning into social services for activists rather than trying to reduce anxiety in wider society.

mistersloane
21-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Yeah I agree. I also think it is too slanted towards activists, which I think is the wrong way to go - too insular.

There's a risk of turning into social services for activists rather than trying to reduce anxiety in wider society.

I kinda ignored it, it doesn't do anything. I don't agree with them either, it's just polemic. Reads like the Guerilla Girls.

But my politics moved way beyond what they're saying a long time ago I think.

sufi
24-09-2014, 10:45 PM
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213305414000356

slowtrain
25-09-2014, 05:58 AM
I keep seeing that article being linked to wherever I look. It may or may not be the age of anxiety but it's certaintly the age of the article about the age of anxiety. I need to read it before I can offer something more constructive but anecdotally I have recently heard a few of my friends saying that they often find themselves feeling a heavy but unexplained sense of anxiety. I'm guessing that's kinda relevant to what we're talking about. I hope so at least.

We definitely live in "the age of the thinkpiece" - can't remember the last time a celebrity did a thing without a "serious" "thinkpiece" written about it