In August 2011, 29-year-old Mark Duggan was shot and killed whilst being arrested by armed police in Tottenham, London. This incident ignited a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history. This… Read More ›
Rethinking The World is a new regular column by Prakash Kona
HT to Steve Fuller for this introduction to Trump syllabus put together by the Chronicle of Higher Education: This course will explore the phenomenon that is Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. We will take an interdisciplinary approach, gathering insights from history, literature,… Read More ›
How amazing does Ken Loach’s new film look?
Max Weber famously presented three principles of social ‘stratification’ (‘organization’ would be better): status, class and party. The ongoing saga of Brexit brings to light some interesting features of the last category, which otherwise tends to be neglected or treated… Read More ›
I’ve been fascinated in recent months by the relationship between hip hop and tech. In some cases quite explicitly, senior figures in technology find cultural inspiration for the approach they take to management in contemporary hip hop. I’m interested in… Read More ›
Among the most striking features of the aftermath of the Brexit vote has been the speed with which the victorious politicians promoting Brexit have rowed back from their more extravagant promises about the extra funds and fewer migrants which would… Read More ›
A brilliant joke passed on by Frank Pasquale on Twitter: But it raises a serious point: why are neoliberals taken so seriously? Does popular opposition sometimes inadvertently buy into neoliberal’s self-mythology of hard nosed pragmatism? Do we sometimes need to remind ourselves that… Read More ›
The following first appeared on Al Rasub, a Dubai-based news website. *** The recent referendum resulting in a 52-48 vote for the UK to leave the European Union (‘Brexit’) is causing substantial political and economic ripple effects across the world,… Read More ›
HT Lance Dyer:
Shortly after it was announced that those in favour of leaving the European Union had won the UK referendum, I was among the first to pounce on the fact that attachment to the European Union directly varied with age cohort:… Read More ›
TransForming Research Practice: Towards ‘Best Practice’ in Transgender and Non-binary Inclusive Social Research
by Ellis Morgan and Yvette Taylor, University of Strathclyde On 9th May 2016, we hosted the cross-sector seminar ‘TransForming Research Practice: Towards ‘Best Practice’ in Transgender and Non-binary Inclusive Social Research’ at Strathclyde University. The seminar was conceived in thinking… Read More ›
I first read Alvin Toffler’s books Future Shock (1970), The Third Wave (1980) and Powershift” (1990), the last two co-authored with his wife Heidy Toffler, in an samizdat-type Bulgarian translation in 2000, as a first year student at the Sofia University…. Read More ›
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.