Morgan Adamson

is a scholar-practitioner who works at the intersections of film and digital media, critical theory, and cultural studies. Her forthcoming book, A Future History of New Left Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), examines how cinema became a form of collective resistance within international New Left social movements during the 1960s and 1970s. She is assistant professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Macalester College.

Hour of the Furnaces: Imperial Finance and the Colonization of Daily Life

Hour of the Furnaces: Imperial Finance and the Colonization of Daily Life

The state of bankruptcy under imperial rule interrogated by Hora de los hornos allows us to consider what Randy Martin diagnosed as the “financialization of daily life” together with what the Situationists called the “colonization of everyday life” within capitalism, while surpassing each of these theses by insisting that quotidian violence is inseparable from imperialism as a historical and cultural process.