Monday, March 18, 2013

Communism of the Senses

Dancing in Lost River Cave, Bowling Green,Kentucky in the late 1940s
'shared conviviality could be seen as a kind of communistic base on top of which everything else is constructed. It also helps to emphasize that sharing is not simply about morality, but also about pleasure. Solitary pleasures will always exist, but for most human beings, the most pleasurable activities almost always involve sharing something: music, food, liquor, drugs, gossip, drama, beds. There is a certain communism of the senses at the root of most things we consider fun'
(David Graeber, Debt: the first 5000 years, 2011)

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