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E-flux journal – What’s Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do with It?
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  E-flux journal What’s Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do with It?
Contributions by Paul Chan, Keti Chukhrov, Cluster, Antke Engel, Hu Fang, Brian Kuan Wood, Lee Mackinnon, Chus Martínez, Tavi Meraud, Fred Moten, Stefano Harney, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Kim Turcot DiFruscia, Paul B. Preciado, Martha Rosler, Virginia Solomon, Jalal Toufic, Jan Verwoert, Slavoj Žižek.

Graphic design by Jeff Ramsey, cover design by Liam Gillick.
published in November 2017
English edition
10,8 x 17,8 cm (softcover)
360 pages (11 b/w ill.)
€18.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-267-0
EAN: 9783956792670
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Since 2009, need and care and desire and admiration have been cross-examined, called as witness, put on parole, and made the subject of caring inquiry by e-flux journal authors. These writings have now been collected to form this comprehensive volume.
It is often said that we no longer have an addressee for our political demands. But that's not true. We have each other. What we can no longer get from the state, the party, the union, the boss, we ask for from one another. And we provide. Lacan famously defined love as giving something you don't have to someone who doesn't want it. But love is more than a YouTube link or a URL. Love's joy is not to be found in fulfillment, it is to be found in recognition: even though I can never return what was taken away from you, I may be the only person alive who knows what it is.
In our present times—post-human, post-reality, or maybe pre-internet, post-it, pre-collapse, pre-fabricated by algorithms—what does love have to do with it?