Scott Robinson holds a PhD in Philosophy from Monash University, where he teaches as a casual and is a delegate with the NTEU. His work appears in Overland, Memo Review, Arena, demos journal as well as in journals such as Critical Horizons, Capital & Class and Thesis Eleven.

I am grateful to Tara Heffernan, without whom this article would not have been written, and for continuous dialogue, encouragement, and many helpful references. Thanks also to Una Rey and Belinda Howden for including an early draft of this material in a panel at the AAANZ annual conference at RMIT in 2018, and to Ian McLean for useful comments at that event. The anonymous peer reviewers and Index editors, especially Paris Lettau, provided extensive advice and careful feedback for which I thank them. All errors, political and academic, are my own.