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(adjective) given to tears or weeping; tearful / (adjective) tending to cause tears; mournful

19

Meanwhile, liberal culture wrings its hands over the thinness of the veneer over our savagery, from the nasty visionary artistry of Lord of the Flies, to lachrymose middlebrow tragedy-porn, emoting and decontextualising wars

—p.19 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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Meanwhile, liberal culture wrings its hands over the thinness of the veneer over our savagery, from the nasty visionary artistry of Lord of the Flies, to lachrymose middlebrow tragedy-porn, emoting and decontextualising wars

—p.19 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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(noun) the state of being old; the process of becoming old / (noun) the growth phase in a plant or plant part (as a leaf) from full maturity to death

20

Neil Davidson mooted that neoliberalism may be undermining the basis for capital accumulation itself. What we inhabit, the phase we’ve tentatively come to term ‘late’ capitalism, is its senescence

—p.20 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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Neil Davidson mooted that neoliberalism may be undermining the basis for capital accumulation itself. What we inhabit, the phase we’ve tentatively come to term ‘late’ capitalism, is its senescence

—p.20 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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(psychoanalysis) the process of investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea

22

This doesn’t obviate the fact that such sadistic cathexis was shoved into the public sphere in the first place:

—p.22 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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This doesn’t obviate the fact that such sadistic cathexis was shoved into the public sphere in the first place:

—p.22 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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(noun) the act of performing more than is required by duty, obligation, or need

27

there is something distinct about social sadism in modern capitalism, and in neoliberalism in particular. This is surplus cruelty in a specific sense, sadism supererogatory in relation to the – conjunctural, contested – ‘functional’ requirements of the system

—p.27 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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there is something distinct about social sadism in modern capitalism, and in neoliberalism in particular. This is surplus cruelty in a specific sense, sadism supererogatory in relation to the – conjunctural, contested – ‘functional’ requirements of the system

—p.27 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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naturally accompanying or associated

27

The concomitant diffusion of the state into the biopolitics of everyday life underlies its growing powers, including for repression, and sadism

—p.27 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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The concomitant diffusion of the state into the biopolitics of everyday life underlies its growing powers, including for repression, and sadism

—p.27 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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(adjective) requiring immediate aid or action / (adjective) requiring or calling for much; demanding

37

Is there no surplus beyond this surplus? A level of repression, including sadism, excessive even for the exigencies of the class rule which has thrown it up?

—p.37 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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Is there no surplus beyond this surplus? A level of repression, including sadism, excessive even for the exigencies of the class rule which has thrown it up?

—p.37 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight

37

to deny that some excesses may be, indeed, accursed shares, potentially troublesome, embarrassments and autotelic reveries, would be left functionalism, granting capitalism a homeostatic hermetic smoothness it doesn’t warrant

—p.37 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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to deny that some excesses may be, indeed, accursed shares, potentially troublesome, embarrassments and autotelic reveries, would be left functionalism, granting capitalism a homeostatic hermetic smoothness it doesn’t warrant

—p.37 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly (plural: encomia). as the adjective encomiastic, means bestowing praise, eulogistic, laudatory

40

Nothing so gauche as an explicit defence of the Grandma Millie fantasy; only an encomium to the profits and practices of which it was exuberant expression.

—p.40 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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Nothing so gauche as an explicit defence of the Grandma Millie fantasy; only an encomium to the profits and practices of which it was exuberant expression.

—p.40 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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(adjective) having a purpose in and not apart from itself

41

Still, the jouissance sadism taps can become autotelic, can shock consciences far wider than the hard Left.

—p.41 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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Still, the jouissance sadism taps can become autotelic, can shock consciences far wider than the hard Left.

—p.41 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable

44

Before its ineluctable drive, the sadistic spite at its victims for their ‘weakness’ can be disavowed.

—p.44 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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Before its ineluctable drive, the sadistic spite at its victims for their ‘weakness’ can be disavowed.

—p.44 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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