Friday, 23 December 2011

TCS Special Issue on Code - Out Now!

The TCS Special Issue on Codes and Codings in Crisis (TCS 28.6, Nov 2011) is now available.

Edited by Adrian MacKenzie and Theo Vurdubakis, the issue includes their introduction on the themes of signification, performativity and excess in code, and articles by Louise Amoore on data derrivatives and risk, Marc Lenglet on algorithmic trading and financial regulation, Anna Munster on biopolitics, noopolitics and death in digital code, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun on crisis, sovereignty and networks, Lucas D Introna on encoding and plagiarism, Hannah Knox and Penny Harvey on codes of conduct and health and safety in the regulation of a road construction project, and John Cheney-Lippold on algorithmic identity and soft biopolitics.
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Thursday, 17 November 2011

New Issue of Body & Society - Out Now

The December 2011 issue of Body & Society (17.4) is now available.

The new issue features articles by Daniel Black on the phenomenon of 'the face', Bernadette Wegenstein & Nora Ruck on the cosmetic gaze of reality television, Steve Pile on spatialities of skin and T.E. Lawrence, Eeva Puumala, Tarja Vayrynen, Anitta Kynsilehto and Samu Pehkonen on Jean-Luc Nancy and asylum seekers, and Emily Wentzell on the marketing and health discourse of gay men's use of Viagra.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

TCS September Issue - Out Now!

The new issue of Theory, Culture & Society (TCS 28.5, Sep 2011) is now available, featuring articles by David Cecchetto on Mark Hansen and Affect, Kim Su Rasmussen on Foucault and Racism, Jussi Parikka on Wolfgang Ernst and Media Archaeology, Tariq Jazeel on Cosmopolitanism and Planetary Futures, and Jonathan Bach on Modernity and the Urban Imagination.

The issue also features Roberta Sassatelli's interview with Laura Mulvey, Vincent Lloyd's review article on Violence, and Ginette Verstraete's book review of Daniel Miller's Anthropology and the Individual.
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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The Tourist Gaze 3.0 - Out Now!

The 3rd edition of the TCS Book The Tourist Gaze by John Urry and Jonas Larsen is now available from Sage.

This new edition features additional chapters on photography and digitization, embodied performances and risk and alternative futures.
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Friday, 2 September 2011

Body & Society Impact Factor Increase!

Body & Society Impact Factor Increase
Editor's Announcement


We are pleased to announce the great news that the journal Body & Society has increased its impact factor to 1.082, which means that it is now ranked 34, out of 129 in Sociology. As we know in the competitive academic climate impact factors are important for authors, who increasingly are under intense demands to publish in the best journals. As a celebration of the journal's standing in the field we are opening up access to the 10 most highly cited articles over the period upon which the impact factor is based. These articles can be accessed using the links below. Simply click on the article titles below to be taken to the content...


Click on 'Read more' for links to the free articles, and the rest of Lisa Blackman's announcement.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

TCS July Issue - Out Now


The new issue of Theory, Culture & Society is now available (TCS 28.4, July 2011), featuring articles by Alexandre Macmillan on Christian techniques of the self, Thomas Lemke on critique and experience in Foucault, John B Thompson on the shifting boundaries of public and private life, Sergei Prozorov on pornography and profanation in Agamben, and Philip Webb on family values in American modernity.

The issue also features Huimin Jin's interview with David Morley on British Cultural Studies, and book reviews by Ross Abbinett on Baudrillard's Carnival or Cannibal, and by Scott McQuire on Adrian Franklin's City Life


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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Interview with Sindre Bangstad on Saba Mahmood


Image: Sindre Bangstad

Simon Dawes interviews Sindre Bangstad on his article 'Saba Mahmood and Anthropological Feminism After Virtue' (TCS 28.3, May 2011)







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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Interview with Lesley A. Sharp

Simon Dawes interviews Lesley A. Sharp about her article 'The Invisible Woman: The Bioaesthetics of Engineered Bodies' (Body & Society, 17.1, March 2011)






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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Interview with Stephanie Merchant


Photo by Stephanie Merchant
 Simon Dawes interviews Stephanie Merchant about her article 'The Body and the Senses: Visual Methods, Videography and the Submarine Sensorium' in Body & Society 17.1










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Monday, 20 June 2011

Interview with Ben Carrington


Photo: Ben Carrington

Simon Dawes interviews Ben Carrington on his recently published book, Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora, published as part of the Theory, Culture and Society Book Series (Sage, 2010).






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Friday, 17 June 2011

TCS Book by Nick Stevenson - Out Now

Nick Stevenson's Education and Cultural Citizenship (TCS Book Series, Sage) is now available.

The book offers a global introduction to the major debates within the field and provides a sustained argument for a democratic and normative view of education.


For more details about the book and how to buy it, go here


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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Interview with Boris Groys


Image: Boris Groys

Simon Dawes interviews Boris Groys about his article, interview and book reviewed in the March issue of TCS (28.2)





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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Interview with Hannah Abdullah and Matthias Benzer on Boris Groys




As a supplement to that issue, Simon Dawes interviewed Abdullah and Benzer for the TCS Blog.



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Friday, 3 June 2011

Body & Society 17.2/3 - Special Issue on Medical Migrations - Out Now



The June/September issue of Body & Society (17.2/3) is now available.

This double special issue, 'Medical Migrations: Beauty, Health and Life', edited by Elizabeth FS Roberts, Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Chris Roebuck, is introduced by Roberts and Scheper-Hughes, and features articles by Lawrence Cohen, Scheper-HughesStefan Beck, Ara Wilson, Miriam Ticktin, Ian WhitmarshSandra Teresa Hyde, and an afterword by Charis Thompson


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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TCS 28.3 - May Issue - Out Now



The May issue of TCS (28.3) is now available.

Go here to read articles by Claire Peta Blencowe on contingency and feminist discourse, Sindre Bangstad on Saba Mahmood, Matthew C. Watson on cosmopolitics and the subaltern, Charles Turner on Philip Rieff, and Stefan Schwarzkopf on consumer sovereignty.

Also in the issue are Simon Dawes's interview with Zygmunt Bauman, and Jan Nederveen Pieterse's review article on Jack Goody.


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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

TCS 28.2 - Out Now!

The March issue of TCS (28.2) is now available, featuring articles by Mayfair Mei-hui Yang on postcoloniality and religiosity in modern China, Xiaoshuo Hou on community capitalism in rural China, Hannah Abdullah & Matthias Benzer's interview with Boris Groys, Groys on the relation between language and image, and Ashwini Tambe on race science in the League of Nations.


The issue also features review articles by Barry Smart on the recent literature on sustainable economies, and Ali Riza Taskale on nihilism; and book reviews by Claudia Mesch on Boris Groys's The Communist Postscript, and Martin Lussier on Giorgio Agamben's The Signature of All Things


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Friday, 1 April 2011

Interview with Jeffrey Shaw on new media art


Part I: on the embodied experience and the augmentation of space

Yuk Hui interviews new media artist, Jeffrey Shaw, about his artwork and the computing industry, and about concepts such as embodiment, augmented space and data.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Interview with Mark Davis on the Bauman Institute


Photo: Mark Davis
(Simon and Simon,

Simon Dawes speaks to Mark Davis about the aims and research interests of the Bauman Institute, and about what it means to address Bauman’s challenge.




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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Body & Society - March Issue - Out Now



The new issue of Body & Society (17.1, March 2011) is now available, featuring articles by Lesley A. Sharp on bioaesthetics and the invisibility of the female form in visual renderings of heart devices, Annette Schlicter on the performative acts of voice, Stephanie Merchant on underwater videography and the unrepresentable, Pablo Santoro on biopolitics and the umbilical cord, Chikako & Brendan Ozawa de Silva on Tibetan medicine and Buddhism, and Kate O'Riordan's book review of Laura Mamo's Queering Reproduction


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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Interview with Stephen J. Collier on Foucault, Assemblages and Topology


Photo: Stephen J. Collier
Simon Dawes interviews Stephen J. Collier on the turn to topology in Foucault’s later lectures, the relation between topologies and assemblages, and the use of concepts such as governmentality and neoliberalism.





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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Mona Abaza on Egypt, Public Space and Media


Photo by Mona Abaza
 In the fourth of our responses to events across North Africa and the Middle East, Mona Abaza comments on the uprising in Egypt. After describing her own personal experience in Cairo, she reflects on the significance of the use of public space, the multilingual soundbites used as slogans amongst the protesters, the importance of al-Jazeera and new media, and the hypocrisy of the West’s views on global democracy.




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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Interview with Pheng Cheah on cosmopolitanism, nationalism and human rights


Photo: Pheng Cheah
(taken by Yuk Hui)
Yuk Hui interviews Pheng Cheah about nationalism and the nation-state, cosmopolitics and globalisation, human rights and the inhuman, financial crises and the importance of economic theory and collaborative work




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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Japan Disaster Aid

As everyone will be aware, a major earthquake (magnitude 9.0) and tsunami hit north Japan on 11 March 2011 (now referred to as the ‘Tohoku Kanto earthquake’ or 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Sendai_earthquake_and_tsunami).
This was the strongest earthquake and most devastating tsunami in Japanese history that caused mega destruction, fatality and fear amongst the Japanese people. Some 28,000 people are dead or missing. Sixteen towns, 95,000 buildings and 23 railway stations have been destroyed. In addition to this, people now face radiation fears from the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power station.
Perhaps you would be willing to assist and support the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami by providing a donation?  If so, please could you follow one of the links below.

Donations Links

British Red Cross  Japan Tsunami Appeal



Save the Chidren  Japan Emergency Appeal


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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Interview with Antonio Casilli on Computer Culture and the Body



Photo: Antonio Casilli
(copyright: Ulf Andersen)
Tomoko Tamari interviews Antonio A. Casilli on his article A History of Virulence: The Body and Computer Culture in the 1980s’ in Body & Society 16.4 (Dec 2010), and discusses the links between the discourses of bodily and computer viruses, the roles of intimacy and biopolitics, and the difference between medicine’s and computer culture’s view of the body.





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Friday, 11 March 2011

Armando Salvatore on Egypt, Facebook and the Public Sphere



Photo: Armando Salvatore
In the third of our commissioned commentaries on recent events across North Africa and the Middle East, Armando Salvatore reflects on the significance of the use of social media in these popular uprisings, and on the consequences for public sphere theory.








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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Ayelet Zohar and Ibrahim Nubani: Interview and Images



Ibrahim Nubani, Untitled (2009),
Pastel on Paper, 100X140 cm
Simon Dawes interviews Ayelet Zohar on her article in the current issue of TCS (28.1, Jan 2011): ‘The Paintings of Ibrahim Nubani: Camouflage, Schizophrenia and Ambivalence - Eight Fragments’.

In discussing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, schizophrenia and assimilation in the life and works of Ibrahim Nubani, Zohar includes Nubani’s own responses, taken from a recent conversation. This interview within an interview also features images of artworks by both Nubani and Zohar.





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Friday, 4 March 2011

Couze Venn on the link between the bonus system and the financial crisis




Photo: Couze Venn

Drawing on Ha-Joon Chang's 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, and Roubini's Crisis Economics, Couze Venn draws connections between the bonus culture of the 1980s and the economic crisis of 2008, and explains the contemporary significance of collateralised debt and loan obligations




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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Video: Renate Holub on Intellectuals and Information Capitalism



Yuk Hui films Renate Holub's talk on 'Elements for a Critical Theory of Intellectuals under Conditions of Informational Capitalism', given at Goldsmith's College, University of London, on 9th Dec 2010, and interviews her on it for the TCS Website.

Renate Holub proposes that it is by linking the predominant features of informational capitalism to its embeddedness in larger processes of social evolutions in the information age that we can together engage in the development of new forms of norms and values in relation to global justice and democracy. 


To go straight to Yuk Hui's interview with Renate Holub, go to Part 5.



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Monday, 28 February 2011

Interview with Lucy Pickering on Toilets and Embodied Material Culture



Photo: Lucy Pickering
In this interview with Simon Dawes, Lucy Pickering discusses her article ‘Toilets, Bodies, Selves: Enacting Composting as Counterculture in Hawai’i’ in the current issue of Body & Society (16.4).

She explains her interest in urination, defecation and toilets, the ideas of ‘embodied material culture’ and ‘matter (and relations) out of place’, and the possibility of a corporeal critique of the state.


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Friday, 25 February 2011

Martin McQuillan on Higher Education policy in the UK



Photo: Martin McQuillan
Martin McQuillan comments for the TCS Website on recent developments in Higher Education policy in the UK.

In the wake of the Browne Report and the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, he discusses the current government’s attack on arts, humanities and social science subjects at not only university level, but in secondary school education too.




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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Interview with Yuk Hui on Digital Objects



Photo: Yuk Hui
Simon Dawes interviews Yuk Hui, who joined the TCS Website team as researcher a few months ago.

Yuk discusses his research into digital objects, the gap between the humanities and the sciences, and the kind of material he’s been collating for our website and blog.






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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Amr Sabet on the Egyptian Condition



In the second of our commissioned responses to the Arab Revolutions, Amr G. E. Sabet comments on the ‘Egyptian Condition’.
He focuses on the reasons for the sudden uprising in Egypt: not so much social media, he argues, as recent tensions over water, gas and oil, the consequences of the Camp David Accords, and Mubarak’s role as Israel’s ‘strategic bonanza’

 

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Friday, 18 February 2011

Elena Loizidou introduces our Judith Butler Archive

Photo: Elena Loizidou
Elena Loizidou comments on the work of Judith Butler, and introduces our Judith Butler Archive.

The Archive is split between those articles published in Theory, Culture & Society and those published in Body & Society between 1997 and 2009, and contains 2 articles by Butler herself. These articles will be free to access until 30th April.







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Free Access to Selected Archives until 30/04/11



Theory, Culture & Society and Body & Society are opening up their archives.

So far we've collated our articles on/by/related to Zygmunt Bauman, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, Paul Ricoeur, Georg Simmel, Affect, Climate Change and Race. These articles will be available for free until 30th April 2011.

Go here to access the Theory, Culture & Society Archive

Go here to access the Body & Society Archive


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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Interview with Gurminder Bhambra on Colonialism, Empire and Slavery



Photo: Gurminder K. Bhambra
Gurminder Bhambra speaks to Simon Dawes about the forthcoming conference, ‘Rethinking the Modern: Colonialism, Empire and Slavery’.

Read more to find out about the continued significance of imperialism, the importance of the idea of 'connections', and how to submit an abstract of your own.




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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Abdelmajid Hannoum on the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt



Photo: Abdelmajid Hannoum

In the first of our commissioned commentaries on the recent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, Abdelmajid Hannoum considers what is at stake for the region.

In 'Revolutions Signées Arabes', he comments on the differences between the two revolutions, the 21st Century use of peaceful protest and absence of ideology, and the consequences for Egypt's relations with Israel and the US.




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Friday, 11 February 2011

Free Access to Ash Amin's 'The Remainder of Race'



Photo: Ash Amin
To coincide with the publication of the Special Section of Responses to Ash Amin's article 'The Remainders of Race', we're making his article freely available to everyone until 1st March.

To access the article, go here

Abstract
Prompted by the speed with which, in certain historical moments, the hardwon achievements of anti-racism can be comprehensively undone, this article reflects on the mechanisms that keep racial coding and judgement close to the surface, ready to spring into action. It reads the intensity of race in a given present in terms of the play between vernacular legacies of racecoded reception of visible difference and the conjunctural mobilizations of race by biopolitical regimes – state-regulated systems of governing populations – to maintain collective order. The article explains the contemporary trend in the West towards the ‘racialization of everything’ as the product of mutually reinforcing mischief between vernacular and biopolitical racism. It closes with a discussion of the implications of such conjunctural tightness, one which questions the effectiveness of humanist arguments that have come to the fore in recent years focusing on practices of recognition and reconciliation.

Key words
anti-racism ■ biopolitics ■ phenotype ■ race ■ racial legacies


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Interview with Ash Amin on the Responses to his Article on Racism



Photo: Ash Amin
Ash Amin responds to the responses to his article, 'The Remainders of Race', which was published last year in TCS.

In this interview with Simon Dawes, Amin discusses the claims made by Ali Rattansi, Abdoumaliq Simone and Denise da Silva in the current issue of TCS, addressing in particular his epistemological pessimism, the idea of living in difference, and the common ground for freedom.



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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Interview with Mike Hulme on Climate Change and Consumption



Photo: Mike Hulme
Souvik Mukherjee and Josi Paz interview Mike Hulme on climate change and consumption.

Read more to find out his views on the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), on advocating a polycentric 'messy' approach to climate change, and on the role of the climate change 'expert'.





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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Domestic Economy of the Soul by John O'Neill - Out Now!



John O'Neill's new book, The Domestic Economy of the Soul: Freud's Five Case Studies, is now available as part of the TCS Book Series (Sage).

A mixture of psychoanalytical insight and social theory, this is the first major study of Freud's most famous case studies (Little Hans, Dora, the Rat Man, the Wolf Man and Schreber) 




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Inhuman Nature by Nigel Clark - Out Now!



Nigel Clark's new book, Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet, is now available as part of the TCS Book Series (Sage).

Inhuman Nature explores the relationship between human activity and planetary processes, and between human life, social thought and the physical earth.


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Friday, 4 February 2011

Interview with Couze Venn on Ash Amin and Racism


Photo: Couze Venn
 Simon Dawes interviews Couze Venn on the TCS Special Section of responses to Ash Amin's article 'The Remainders of Race'.

Couze explains the importance of Amin's challenge to conventional approaches to racism, summarises the responses made by Denise da Silva, Abdoumaliq Simone and Ali Rattansi, and argues for a further consideration of the role played by inequality, and how Foucault's 'discourse of race war' helps us understand this.


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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

TCS January Issue - Out Now!



The January Issue of TCS (28.1) is now available.

This issue includes articles by Ayelet Zohar on the paintings of Ibrahim Nubani, Mathieu Hilgers on autochtony and capital, Hagar Kotef & Merav Amir on military checkpoints in Palestine, and Bjorn Schiermer on quasi-objects, fetishism and fashion.

It also includes a Special Section of Responses to Ash Amin on Race (Ash Amin's article, 'The Remainders of Race', was published in TCS 27.1 in January 2010). The section, edited by Couze Venn, features articles by Ali Rattansi, Abdoumaliq Simone and Denise Ferreira da Silva.

The issue also includes a review article by Ian Tucker on bodily connections in the work of Michel Serres.


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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Interview with Jennifer Bajorek and Erin Haney on Bamako



Passersby check out poster-format
photographs mounted on the exterior wall
of the gardens of the National Museum of Mali
during the Rencontres de Bamako,
Bamako, Mali, November 2009.
Photograph: Jennifer Bajorek
 Simon Dawes interviews Jennifer Bajorek and Erin Haney on their article, ‘Eye on Bamako: Conversations on the African Photography Biennial’, published in the Global Public Life section of December's Annual Review (TCS 27.7/8).

Jennifer and Erin discuss the history of the Biennial and the growing interest in African photography, the role of exhibitions in supporting artists, and the tension between French co-operation and neo-colonialism in Africa.

 


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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Interview with Jenny Slatman and Guy Widdershoven on Hand Transplants



Tomoko Tamari interviews Jenny Slatman and Guy Widdershoven on their article on Hand Transplants in last year's Body & Society Special Issue on 'Bodily Integrity' (B&S 16.3, Sep 2010).

Read more to find out about transplants of visible body parts and invisible organs, the ambiguity of 'brain death', and the relationship between anti-allopathic medicine and bodily integrity.




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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Interview with Jennifer Bajorek on Photography and the State


Author Jennifer Bajorek
in the galleries of the
pan-African exhibition
during the Rencontres de Bamako,
Bamako, Mali, November 2009.
Photograph: Erin Haney

Simon Dawes interviews Jennifer Bajorek on the Special Section on 'Photography and the State' that she co-edits (with Vikki Bell) and introduces in the TCS Annual Review 2010.

Read more to find out about the role of photography in South Africa, Israel/Palestine and Latin America, the relation between photography and the state, and how practical issues to do with photography help us theorise state sovereignty




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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Interview with David Macey on Fanon, Foucault and Race



Photo: David Macey
Simon Dawes interviews David Macey about his contribution to the Special Section on Frantz Fanon in the current issue of the TCS Annual Review, and about his 2009 article in the TCS Special Issue on Michel Foucault.


Read more to find out why (and for whom) Fanon is a source of embarrassment, the link for Foucault between race and the legitimacy of power, and why we should all be reaching for our copies of Fanon and Aimé Césaire.



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TCS Annual Review 2010 - Out Now!



The TCS Annual Review 2010 (27.7/8), edited by Vikki Bell, is now available. Go here to read the special sections on 'Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth Fifty Years On' and 'Photography and the State', as well as the articles in our recurring section 'Global Public Life'.

'Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth Fifty Years On' is edited and introduced by Vikki Bell, and contains articles by Paul Gilroy, David Macey, Mohammed A Bamyeh, Azzedine Haddour, Francoise Vergès, Ghassan Hage and Abdoumaliq Simone.

'Photography and the State' is edited by Jennifer Bajorek and Vikki Bell, introduced by Bajorek, and contains articles by Jens Andermann, Andrea Noble, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen and Ariella Azoulay.

And this year's 'Global Public Life' section has articles by Jennifer Bajorek & Erin Haney on the African Photography Biennial, Stewart Motha's commentary on Antjie Krog's 'Begging to be Black', Susanne Neubauer on Warren Neidich's photography, and concludes with a conversation between Lynne Huffer and Elizabeth Wilson on Foucault and Queer Theory.


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Monday, 3 January 2011

John W.P. Phillips on Fractals

Photo: John WP Phillips
As a supplement to Couze Venn’s commentary on Benoit Mandelbrot, John Phillips writes about fractals and the border between mathematics and the humanities, focusing on the work of Mandelbrot, MacFarlane Burnet and Jacques Derrida, and arguing for a view of distinct disciplines that focuses more on general principles.





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Couze Venn on Benoit Mandelbrot, fractals and the realignment of the human sciences




Photo: Couze Venn

Following the death of Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, on 14th Oct 2010, Couze Venn comments on the mathematician’s influence, on fractals and knowledge, and on the methodological and epistemological traffic between mathematics, the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.







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