Uncanny Robots and Affective Labour in the Oikonomia

Angela Mitropoulos

Abstract


This essay offers a reading of current Australian politics by way of the concepts of the uncanny and the oikos, suggesting that both commentaries on the recent (2010) Federal election and the politics that were articulated around it (as well as of the present conjuncture) might be best understood as that of an oikonomics (the law of the household) – and the uncanniness that, in its discrepancy with lived realities, it elicits.


Keywords


Uncanny; Oikos; Gender; Sexuality; Household; Affect

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