Axel Andersson

Axel Andersson is a writer and critic from Sweden. He holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute in Florence and his work often deals with the intersection of media, postcolonial history, and critical theory. He also writes on contemporary art and cinema. He is currently working on a project investigating the techniques of the body, media technology, and concepts of race and is the author of A Hero for the Atomic Age: Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki Expedition (2010).


The Symbol Is Dead, Long Live the Symbolic

According to Warren Breckman, revolutionary romantic philosophers such as Slavoj Žižek are practicing a form of “Christian-bolshevism” that has lost its way....

Obscuring Capitalism: Vivek Chibber’s Critique of Subaltern Studies