History and Obstinacy

The short video segments presented here are points of entry to various parts of History and Obstinacy by Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt. The annotations that accompany the individual videos reference specific chapters or sections of the 2014 English-language edition from Zone Books, edited by Devin Fore and translated by Richard Langston.

Title (English)(asc) Title (German) Date
We the Inhabitants of the Cosmos Wir Einwohner Des Kosmos
The Wilful Child Das Eigensinnige Kind
The Forced Institution of Exchange Die gewaltsame Einprägung des Tauschs
The Death That Had to Laugh Der Tod Der Lachen Musste
The "Total Worker" at Verdun Der "Gesamtarbeiter" Vor Verdun
Song of the Crane Milchsack IV Song Des Krans Milchsack IV
One Person is the Mirror of Another Ein Mensch Ist Des Anderen Spiegel
Money Makes Things Mobile Geld Macht Den Dingen Beine
Light Veins Licht-Adern
Lament of the Unwanted Product Lamento Der Liegengebliebenen Ware
I've Never Seen Two Dogs Exchange a Bone! Ich habe noch nie zwei Hunde einen Knochen tauschen sehen!
How Much Blood and Horror How Much Blood and Horror
Essential Powers of Man Essential Powers of Man
A Parisian Concierge A Parisian Concierge