Team Colors is pleased to announce the publication of Conor Cash‘s long awaited article “Decomposition and Suburban Space” in the most recent issue of Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2010)
This essay provides a case-study of the development and decomposition of a number of organizing initiatives taking place in Long Island, New York during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and is particularly concerned with the relationship of these initiatives to suburban spatial organization and the institutional left and non-profit sector. Discussing the activities that these organizations cohered around as prefigurative of a new cooperative political ethics through their emphasis on direct participation, democratic decision-making processes, and a rejection of the commodity form, the essay eventually describes the subsumption of these emancipatory political mandates by the institutional logic of the non-profit sector and the decompositional effects of suburban space.