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Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

Nov 3, 2021

In this episode Josh interviews Eric Stanley about their most recent book Atmospheres of Violence: The Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable. Eric is also the co-director of two films, Homotopia and Criminal Queers. And the co-editor of Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility and Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. 

In this conversation, Josh interviews Eric about their latest work. Discussing the continuum of anti-trans and anti-queer violence, and grappling with what it might take to end it. They briefly discuss the lives of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, and the marketing of their likenesses and hollowing out of their political memory. 

Eric also shares the historical link between colonialism and HIV and reflects upon suicide not as a set of “individual losses of broken children,” but rather “as evidence of a murderous world.“

While the conversation does not go into detail, I do just want to acknowledge for folks that obviously based on the subject matter there are discussions of anti-trans and anti-queer violence and of suicide along with other heavy subject matter in this episode.

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