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Martin Doll: Utopias of Flow and Circulation in the Nineteenth Century: Phalansteries by Charles Fourier and Others
Utopias of Flow and Circulation in the Nineteenth Century: Phalansteries by Charles Fourier and Others
(p. 99 – 118)

Martin Doll

Utopias of Flow and Circulation in the Nineteenth Century: Phalansteries by Charles Fourier and Others

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  • ecology
  • digital culture
  • economics
  • capitalism
  • art
  • digital media

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Martin Doll

earned his PhD in Media Studies in Frankfurt am Main with a thesis on forgeries and hoaxes (published as Fälschung und Fake. Zur diskurskritischen Dimension des Täuschens) after studying Drama, Theater, Media in Gießen. Following two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the ICI Berlin, he was an Assistant Professor in the research project “Aesthetical Figurations of the Political” in Luxemburg. Currently, he is Junior Professor for Media and Cultural Studies at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. He has published articles and book chapters on architecture as a medium, utopias and media, politics and media. Martin Doll is currently working on a book project on the technologization of politics/the politicization of technology in the nineteenth century. During his stays at Yale University, which were funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), he established together with Paul North the “Yale-Düsseldorf Working Group on Philosophy and Media.”
Mathias Denecke (ed.), Holger Kuhn (ed.), ...: Liquidity, Flows, Circulation

It has become a truism that capital circulates, that data, populations and materials flow, that money offers liquidity. Placed at the intersection of art, media and cultural studies as well as economic theory, the volume investigates the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization. As flows, circulations and liquidity resurface in all aspects of recent culture and contemporary art, this volume investigates the hypothesis of a genuine cultural logic of environmentalization through these three concepts.
It thus brings together two areas of research which have been largely separate. On the one hand, the volume takes up discussions about ecologies with and without nature and environmentalization as a contemporary form of power and capital. On the other hand, the volume takes its cue from Fredric Jameson’s notion that each stage of capitalism is accompanied by a genuine cultural logic. The volume introduces this current of materialist thinking into the ongoing discussions of ecologies and environmentalization. By analyzing contemporary art, architecture, theater, films, and literature, the 15 contributions by scholars and artists explore different fields where liquid forms, semantics of flow, or processes of circulation emerge as a contemporary cultural logic.

 

With contributions by: Ursula Biemann, Martin Doll, Katerina Genidogan, Sebastian Kirsch, Esther Leslie, Annie McClanahan, Maryse Ouellet, Malte Fabian Rauch, Hannah Schmedes, Yannick Schütte, Christian Schwinghammer, Jacob Soule, Yvonne Volkart, Beny Wagner, Stefan Yong.

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