Tag: Graeber

  • Our Lives Pivot on Origin Stories – Reading Circle

    I used to wonder why superhero franchises spend so much time on origin stories. The focus on an individual’s trauma at the expense of attending to the social context. The time spent on flashbacks. Entire movies given over to the dawn of a hero. The answer I think is that these origin stories create a […]

    Our Lives Pivot on Origin Stories – Reading Circle
  • After the Pandemic, A Living Nightmare?

    In a posthumous essay David Graeber opens: “At some point in the next few months, the crisis will be declared over, and we will be able to return to our “nonessential” jobs. For many, this will be like waking from a dream. The media and political classes will definitely encourage us to think of it […]

    After the Pandemic, A Living Nightmare?