The return of political ontology and its critique of representation contributes to a retrieval of the antagonistic registers of “the political.” A corresponding interest in processes of collaborative constitution has explored alternative modalities of the (conflictual) production of (political) subjectivity. Because such efforts necessarily attend to the status of a principle of the actionable, this essay suggests that the question of a “beyond” as it relates to a politics of the actionable calls for a conceptual elaboration of “organized networks.” The essay argues that a broader analytical perspective is opened by reengaging the practice of translation.
Organizing Networks: Notes on Collaborative Constitution, Translation, and the Work of Organization
SOENKE ZEHLE TEACHES TRANSCULTURAL LITERARY AND MEDIA STUDIES AT SAARLAND UNIVERSITY AND THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN SAARBRUECKEN, GERMANY.
NED ROSSITER IS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NETWORK CULTURES, DIVISION OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, NINGBO, CHINA AND ADJUNCT SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, CENTRE FOR CULTURAL RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY (HTTP://ORGNETS.NET).