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Interpassivity and the Impossible: From Art to Politics in Pfaller’s Interpassivity: The Aesthetics of Delegated Enjoyment

  title={Interpassivity and the Impossible: From Art to Politics in Pfaller’s Interpassivity: The Aesthetics of Delegated Enjoyment},
  author={Robert Boncardo},

BTS and Global Capitalism

This essay aims to discuss the “machinic enslavement” of capitalism across the globe through the illustrative example of a Korean boy band (BTS). I argue that the rise of the BTS fandom is a cultural

Beyond the rainbow: a discourse analysis of English sports organisations LGBT+ equality diversity and inclusion policies

ABSTRACT LGBT+ issues and advocacy are becoming more considered in various policies throughout society. However, sport is often described as a resistive space to such policies. This paper examines

¿Qué sujeto para lo digital? Una crítica a las raíces de la digitalización en la (neuro)psicología

Este articulo no será acerca de entender la cultura digital o la (inter)subjetividad digital con la ayuda de la (neuro)psicología. Más bien, analizará críticamente cómo los modelos

Ever-Lockdown: Waiting through Times of Playbour and Pandemic in Animal Crossing

  • M. Seller
  • Psychology
    Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network
  • 2021
Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ (Nintendo 2020) huge popularity has previously been attributed to escapism prompted by the singularity of lockdown life (Frushtick 2020; Zhu 2020), resonating with

Primary Crime Prevention Apps: A Typology and Scoping Review

The findings of this review indicate that most of these forms of primary crime prevention apps have yet to be rigorously evaluated and many are not evidence-based in their design.

Game streams and let’s play: Perspectives of a sociological analysis

  • N. Zinovyeva
  • Sociology
    Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Sociology
  • 2020
The article provides an overview of research devoted to the popular practice of watching game streams and let’s play. The goal is to outline the “points of growth” for sociological analytics of the

Is This Distance Teaching Planning That Bad?

Abstract In spring 2020, university courses were moved into the virtual space due to the Covid-19 lockdown. In this paper, we use experience from courses at Gdańsk University of Technology and ETH

Post-cinema Ecology

Instead of developing the general theme of the immersive experience, Francesco Casetti and Andrea Pinotti exemplify it by focusing specifically on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Carne y arena, an

On the interpassivity of collecting

Through his concept of “interpassivity,” Robert Pfaller explains a range of cultural practices people employ to delegate belief or enjoyment to an agency or object apart from themselves. In this

Football is “the most important of the least important things”: The Illusion of Sport and COVID-19

Abstract In his book, On the Pleasure Principle in Culture (2014), Robert Pfaller argued that our relationship to sport is one grounded in “illusion”. Simply put, our interest in and enjoyment of



The Efficiency of Ideology and the Possibilities of Art: An Althusserian Account

Louis Althusser’s theory of ideology allows us to account for all kinds of joyful obedience performed by individuals. This theory does not require any assumption of lacking knowledge or “false

For Pfaller's discussion of the relation between interpassivity and the Althusserian critique of "reappropriation" as the overcoming of a perceived "alienation

    For this argument, which runs throughout Pfaller's book, see On the Pleasure Principle in Culture

      The Sublime Object of Ideology (Verso

      • 1989

      On the Pleasure Principle in Culture

        …the invisible observer's powers of discovery apply only to performed acts. That which is secretly thought or felt remains hidden from this observer

          Interpassive behaviour thus always involves a certain 'as if': parents act as if Santa Claus existed

            For Pfaller's use of this Althusserian vocabulary, see Interpassivity

              intra-situational selves, as Pfaller teaches us, but of ourselves as "impersonal" -even "impossible