by Robert Hollands When I recently mentioned to some friends that I was going to Geneva, Switzerland to conduct some sociological research into alternative cultural spaces, most shook their heads in disbelief. ‘All I think of when I hear the… Read More ›
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONFERENCE – FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS Dates: Conference 10th-12 April Abstracts by Monday 2oth March Papers by Friday 31st March From 1995 to 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted a series of very successful annual international conferences on ‘ALTERNATIVE… Read More ›
Well, this is not breaking news. The occupation of the Social Science Faculty of the HU-Berlin started last Wednesday, 18 January, but I only found out about it today. Although I work in an institute which is part of the… Read More ›
As anyone who follows party politics in the UK will have noticed, the home secretary’s rhetoric on ‘extremism’ has been getting increasingly bellicose in recent months. While it remains an open question as to what extent she believes this, as… Read More ›
A collection of lectures relating to her new book Notes Towards a Performative Theory of Assembly.
This is the debate which the Financial Times says has been prompted by Mark Carney’s intervention on climate change earlier in the week. His point seemed rather incisive to me, observing that “Since the 1980s the number of registered weather-related loss events has tripled” and… Read More ›
I’ve recently been writing about the fragility of many contemporary movements: the organisational weakness that can emerge from digitally mediated assembly because the logistical labour formerly necessary to bring people together provided an important foundation for collective reflexivity. Collective projects become harder… Read More ›