By Lambros Fatsis In the heat of Brexit, it may seem inopportune, if not entirely irrelevant, to recite poetry, when so much “real stuff” hovers over our heads. Yet, there is something about the lyrical outbursts of poets that can… Read More ›
Rethinking The World is a new regular column by Prakash Kona
This isn’t a new idea but I’ve rarely encountered it expressed so concisely: The idea that individuals create wealth and that all governments do is come along and tax them is what Varoufakis calls “a preposterous reversal of the truth”…. Read More ›
By Hamish Robertson Introduction In this final part of this three part series, I would like to briefly explore some aspects of how our ruling elites and governments help reproduce these intersectionalities to their own advantage. More particularly, I look… Read More ›
By Hamish Robertson Introduction We live in world that increasingly applies military solutions to problems ranging from local ‘threats’ to the geopolitical disruptions as the norm. Across the political spectrum there is an increasing acceptance of the belief that military… Read More ›
A fascinating resource from the University of Warwick’s Modern Records Centre: Contemporary accounts Read more than 450 documents relating to the 1926 General Strike, including strike bulletins, transcripts of radio broadcasts and internal reports produced by the strike co-ordinator, the… Read More ›
This is a fabulous conversation between two of the most incisive minds currently alive today:
A really interesting interview by Harmut Rosa, whose groundbreaking work on acceleration has been developed in recent years into a theory of ‘resonance’:
VI. International Conference on Critical Education 10-13 August 2016, London, UK Dialogue, Solidarity and Resistance against Neo-liberalism and Neo-conservatism in Education The International Conference on Critical Education (ICCE), previously held in Athens (2011, 2012), Ankara (2013), Thessaloniki (2014) and Wroclaw, Poland… Read More ›
If you liked this video, you might like these podcasts on the Sociological Review’s website about the experience of housing insecurity in the UK.
A wonderful event organised by People’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics:
This video is part of a really interesting series produced by The School of Life.
reviewed by Sadia Habib Diversity, Equality and Achievement in Education by Gianna Knowles and Vini Lander (Sage, 2011) Intentional and unintentional racism is very much still a part of today’s society experienced by people of colour in everyday situations… Read More ›
A wonderful article by Lisa Mckenzie reflecting on the exposures of the Panama Papers in terms of the broader gendered and classed politics of privacy: Working-class single mums claiming benefits will be asked very personal questions about what for anyone… Read More ›
Barack Obama quoted in The Deep State, by Mike Lofgren, pg 63. The demands of fundraising for US politicians are exceptional but I assume a similar process can be found elsewhere, as an elite gradually becomes one’s reference group if… Read More ›
Social Research and Intellectual Neglect: The Promise in Explicating the Philosophical Ethics Underpinning Our Research
by John-Paul Smiley This brief piece is a rallying call of sorts – for researchers to more clearly make explicit the fundamental philosophical ethics underpinning their research. Most research, as Kinsella (2006) points out, ‘…is informed by philosophical underpinnings that… Read More ›
Television at its best: extremely funny and genuinely informative:
Two superb LSE podcasts with expert analysis of the astonishing events unfolding in America at the moment:
Benjamin Kahan, Celibacies: American Modernism & Sexual Life, 2013, United States of America, Duke University Press, 235 pp., 978-0-8223-5568-7 There is a degree of difficulty inherent in reviewing texts from outside your discipline and certain risks attached to evaluating research… Read More ›
by Deborah Talbot The Alternative Academia Network held its second meeting on the 14th February 2016. The aim is to discuss how creativity works inside and outside universities. The following are notes from the presentation by Deborah Talbot, which explores… Read More ›
Richard Wright’s “Black Boy” (2000) cited in “What Group?” Studying Whites and Whiteness in the Era of “Color-Blindness” by AMANDA E. LEWIS (2004)
by Laura Clancy Despite appearing to be a sycophantic fantasy, Clean for the Queen is actually a real thing. Launched by (aristocratic-loving) Country Life magazine and Keep Britain Tidy, ‘Clean for the Queen’ is billed as ‘a campaign to… Read More ›
Have any readers seen this film yet? Was it impressive? I’ve heard good things and I’m trying to track down a copy, as this could be a potential film for our first Sociological Imagination film night in Manchester this summer.