Planetary Technology and Reactionary Accelerationism

Noys, B. (2023) Planetary Technology and Reactionary Accelerationism. In: Reaction Formations: The Subject of Ethnonationalism. Berkley Forum in Humanities . Fordham University Press, New York, pp. 241-262. ISBN 9781531503147

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This chapter explores the techno-politics of the reactionary right as a qualified embrace of technology to ethno-nationalist ends. It examines three moments in this problematic embrace of technology: the work of Heidegger, the work of Junger, and the work of Nick Land. In Heidegger, we find an apparent rejection of technology, but also the desire for a traversal or overcoming of the technological as the final enframing of Being. Junger offers a proto-cyberpunk integration between the human and technology focused first around the worker and then, in the post-war writing, around the anarch and the tech-entrepreneur. Land's reactionary accelerationism is the embrace of technology as a mode of differentiation and stratification between human groups naturalized in pseudo-scientific forms. What we trace is a certain naturalization of technology and an ethno-national identification of its forms on the reactionary right.

Publication Type: Book Sections
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Benjamin Noys
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2023 09:45
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2023 09:45

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