Evacuate The Leftist Bunker

Evacuate The Leftist Bunker

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Most would agree that there are increasing levels of social control that have come to settle around the therapeutic. This mania for physical and mental health is as much locked into increasing the productive performance in light of intensified workloads, as it is an issue of the provision of disciplining services for those occupying the fringes of work. Could it not be that the ‘rise of the therapeutic’ is part of a wider socio-historic process that is under-pinned by the way capitalism is engaged in the ‘production of subjectivity’ and that highlighting the ‘therapy industry’ to some extent leaves the door open to an ‘absolution’ of those who participate in an increasingly melancholic and directionless leftist milieu?

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