Archive for December 2013

Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: Reflections, Repercussions and Reverberations

Another sociological resource to add to our collection Sociological Imagination and UK Riots: Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: Reflections, Repercussions and Reverberations – an Introduction by Kim Allen, Sumi Hollingworth, Ayo Mansaray and Yvette Taylor http://www.socresonline.org.uk/18/4/1.html Reflections on a ‘Depressing Inevitability’… Read More ›

The Politics of Hip Hop

There’s a great article on Media Diversity exploring the implications of “Hip Hop’s successful crossover from an underground culture to a commercially viable pop-commodity” for its politics. It argues that cultural shifts in Hip Hop cannot be understood in isolation from the radically… Read More ›

The Second Cybernetics

I’ve recently been reading Magoroh Maruyama’s writing on the second cybernetics and I’m quite taken with it. There’s a context to his work which I only dimly understand, given my lack of grounding in the first cybernetics, though I’m still finding his writing… Read More ›