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This edition of Theoria encompasses an examination of the character of historical enquiry, critical encounters with contemporary perspectives in political theory, reflections on religion and the state, an exploration of the implications of the commodification of time and work and an examination of the role of human rights in the contemporary international context. In this it extends discussion of themes that have come to define the coherence and unity of the journal as an editorial project.

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Pettman, Dominic. Infinite Distraction

Paying Attention to Social Media

Conor Heaney

render its scale wider than ever before. Whether on Facebook, Tinder, Twitter, or Instagram: compulsory self-commodification and visibility (Foucault’s panoptic nightmare) is, increasingly, the only game in town. Our participation in the ‘virtual world

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Teppo Eskelinen

probabilities. This statistical perception of reality is the basis of commodification of risks, and modern finance more generally. 3 Thus a distinction is made between uncertainty and risk: uncertainty is understood in financial economics as a condition in

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Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff, and Romand Coles

), Melinda Cooper argues that revolutions in evolutionary experiments, stem cell research, crop experimentation, and pharmaceuticals have become bound up with debt imperialism and the more refined commodifications of living nature. She contends that the new