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

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

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.

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

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.

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.