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Rethinking The World is a new regular column by Prakash Kona

“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 ›

How else to know people?

This is an extract from The Happiness Industry by William Davies. If you find it interesting then you’ll like this podcast. Psychology and social science are perfectly possible, under the sorts of conditions described by Wittgenstein, indeed they are much… Read More ›