The authors of criminal detection devote themselves to methods from the psychological and natural sciences, according to which "the micrological
look" (Ernst Bloch) promises to solve the criminal mysteries in analogy to the logic of the exact natural sciences.
Even the scare-quotes surrounding proper in this instance, which refers to the sense of one's own, function in anticipation of the subsequent negation of its very usage, miming the temporal play at the micrological
level of syntax.
It seemed to be a more general social logic and I was influenced by Theodor Adorno's notion of micrological
Marx's thought, a product of Enlightenment and modern reason, is cornered by "new methodologies" marked by the "fragmentary, micrological
, particular, fortuitous, imaginary, sex and other" whose result for "Brazilian culture" is the emergence of "a new surge of irrationalism" (ZAIDAN 1989, p.
The potency of affect theory--such as that of Gilles Deleuze or Lauren Berlant--lies in its ability to reframe notions of subjectivity, intimacy, collective endeavor, religious practice, and political hope in terms of a micrological
scale of intensities and networked relationships.
This split suggests that the impossibility of attaining the promise of grace offered by austerity is present not only on the macrological level, in which the promises of austerity, as Blyth demonstrates, turn into a self-perpetuating cycle of immiseration for the many and recapitalization for the few, but also on the micrological
level in which the contemporary subject stands perpetually guilty before the court of austerity, already having failed in realizing their ideal self via consumption while not working hard, fast, or cheaply enough in the sphere of production.
Using this framework for linking micrological
and macrological forms of analysis, Namaste et al.
In its 300 pages, micrological
readings of texts and documents running the gamut from early verse production to the Illuminations lie alongside archival inventories, a philological commentary on a list of German vocabulary that Rimbaud compiled circa 1875 (Esa Christine Hartmann, 141-58) and the reproduction of an 1878 letter written from a monastery atop the Alps.
Careful, attentive reading, he explains there, will always risk appearing too philological, micrological
, readerly--complacent, too, with the time it allows itself when matters are urgent, at just the moment when one should no longer wait.
The pressure of body against body describes politics at its most micrological
and immaterial, that is, as a transference of affect, pulse, and libidinal force.
Said another way, there is a gap between the mathematical proof as a micrological
engagement and what that proof shows about the world (for instance, in an ancestral statement)--a gap between the necessity internal to the proof and its relation (necessary or contingent) to the world, which is the basis for a macrological engagement.
We can see a shift here away from the macro-analysis of women and employment which characterised a good deal of second wave feminist scholarship, towards various micrological
studies of gendered careers and pathways, in and through the creative and precarious sector.