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Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series

Sociology Department

Avery Gordon

Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Visiting Faculty at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Public Lecture

The remains of a prison: fugitive knowledge on the wings of red arrows


Work: a view from the utopian margins

Seminar Readings

Avery F. Gordon and Ines Schaber. Audio texts and captions for The Workhouse: Room 2.

Jacques Rancière, Preface to the new Indian edition of The Nights of Labor (2009). This is quite short but his best introduction to the work. I suggest reading it first. 

Jacques Rancière, The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth Century France, trans. John Drury. Temple University Press (1981): Author’s Preface; Chapter 1 (“The Gate of Hell”).

Tiqqun, Comment faire? (How is it to be done?) (2001).


Hakim Bey. Part 3 of The Temporary Autonomous Zone (1985, 1991).

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