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Rethinking The World is a new regular column by Prakash Kona

Becoming Yanis Varoufakis

On the assumption that at least some of our readers find Yanis Varoufakis as interesting as I do, here’s some links to autobiographical blog posts explaining the unfolding of his own life: Early academic path: From England to Australia to Greece Crisis and… Read More ›

“I’m not racist, but…”

A few days ago, Sadia Habib posted this excellent cartoon on our Twitter feed: #racism #race pic.twitter.com/cwo7EMdJzS — Socio Imagination (@Soc_Imagination) June 13, 2015 This sadly defunct website explores the same theme. Many extremely offensive though often strangely interesting examples… Read More ›

What can economists learn from science fiction?

This intriguing talk by Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, was given at the launch event for the Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths. Listen to the podcast here: http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/podcast-of-ha-joon-chang-lecture-what-can-economics-learn-from-science-fiction/ What Can Economics Learn… Read More ›

Homi K Bhabha’s Nation and Narration

“What kind of a cultural space is the nation with its transgressive boundaries and its ‘interruptive’ interiority?” (p5) Bhabha’s edited book contains chapters by prominent thinkers on the “ideological ambivalence” of nation, and the performative nature of language employed when… Read More ›