Joint Launch: Futilitarianism by Neil Vallelly and Te Reo Kē // Strange Language Press

16 June 2022 6:00pm

You are warmly invited to the joint launch of 'Futilitarianism' by Neil Vallelly and Te Reo Kē // Strange Language Press (w/ Simon Barber). Come and join us at Blue Oyster Art Project Space on Thursday, 16 June at 6 p.m. for a glass of wine and short speeches about the projects.

'Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness' is published as part of the PERC series with Goldsmiths Press (UK).

Te Reo Kē // Strange Language Press is a publishing project that seeks to make available theory from Aotearoa // New Zealand and to experiment with collective and collaborative forms of writing and editing.

'Futilitarianism' and books from Te Reo Kē will be available for sale and signing.

Praise for 'Futilitarianism':

“With an elegant pen, reader-friendly philosophical thoughtfulness, and scores of examples, Vallelly explains that gnawing feeling: ‘isn’t what I’m doing—in my job, ecological practices, ethical consumerism and more—really futile?’ Becoming-common, he argues, is our only way out.”
– Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley

“This original and compelling tour de force is essential reading for anyone who thinks that there must be more to life than this.”
– Jessica Whyte, University of New South Wales

“What Vallelly achieves here is a remarkable new theoretical insight into why… utilitarianism under neoliberal capitalism must mutate into futilitarianism. A thoroughly welcome, timely and profound intervention.”
– Richard Seymour, author of The Twittering Machine

https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/futilitarianism-9781912685905


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