Saturday, 15 May 2010

City-as-Target: Tania Roy on Terrorism

Tania Roy, editor of the City-as-Target section of the TCS Annual Review writes on the Mumbai terrorist attacks and the complexity of modern-day Islamic fundamentalism 'drawn from modern, even plural societies' but 'ultimately abstemious, abjuring (political) form and so outstripping the promissory idiom of the very modernity through which it is shaped and ultimately tried'. 

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Special Issue Extra: Interview with Lisa Blackman, Mike Featherstone and Couze Venn

The Body & Society Special Issue on Affect, edited by Lisa Blackman and Couze Venn, makes a major contribution to the now widespread interest in affect. Its aim is both to introduce readers to the key issues which have been the focus of debate over the last 20 years or so, and to present innovative approaches. These include the development of research on affect which addresses problems relating to sound, rhythm, belonging, body image, relationality, the work of Simondon, voice hearing and other aspects of non-conscious body/mind phenomena. The issue also doubles as the relaunch issue of the journal.

As a Special Issue Extra for the TCS Website, Simon Dawes has interviewed Lisa Blackman, Mike Featherstone and Couze Venn on this Special Issue on Affect and the relaunch of Body & Society. You can read an extract from the interview below, and you can see the full article here.

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.