The more we see courts and judges accept that kind of argumentation, the more...– Feminist scholar Judith Butler foresees rising repression against protests in the western world | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com
The most elementary level of symbolic exchange is a so-called “empty...– Slavoj Zizek - How to Read Lacan - Empty Gestures and Performatives: Lacan Confronts the CIA Plot
Public discussion enters the age of the uninformed... →
Caller: Good morning. John Laws: Okay, the Prime Minister is here. Caller: Yes, good morning. Just a very broad question, Mr Keating, is: why does your government see the Aboriginal people as a much more equal people than the average white Australian? Paul Keating: We don’t. We see them as equal. Caller: Well, you might say that, but all the indications are that you don’t. Paul...
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Hotel rooms, shopping centres, factories… Functional places are not considered places of interest. They are to be found in every city, and they are what make cities inhabitable as such. These instantly recognizable places live parallel existences around the world, each modelled on similar rules but displaying a local face. For “Ciudades Paralelas”, Lola Arias and Stefan Kaegi invited artists...
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Review: The Uses of Disorder by Richard Sennett |... →
Richard Sennett was 25 when his first book, The Uses of Disorder, was published in 1970. Reissued with a new preface, this prescient study of class, city life and identity celebrates the dynamism and diversity of metropolitan life and calls for an urban renaissance. He castigates the middle classes for retreating to the “secure cocoons” of the suburbs: “Suburbanites are people...