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Interview with Paolo Flores D´Arcais on post-politics

This is a very interesting interview that has just been published in English and Spanish by El País.  D’Arcais is a very progressive Italian philosopher whose writings rarely reach English-speaking audiences, and who edits a journal called Micromega. The original article is here. “Politics has become a profession”  JOSÉ MARÍA RIDAO – Rome – 07/11/2011 Through his … Continue reading Interview with Paolo Flores D´Arcais on post-politics

Colloquium on Methodological Challenges in Participation Research

Today and tomorrow there is a very interesting workshop at IESA, in Cordoba, Spain, one of the first institutes in Europe to dedicate itself to research on participatory institutions. There has been no lack of interest in the study of participation, and the conference takes stock of the last ten years or so of research … Continue reading Colloquium on Methodological Challenges in Participation Research

Urgent Appeal to Help Colleagues in Turkey

This comes from via my friend Zeynep Gambetti, from Bogazici University, in Istanbul. Please consider signing the petition below. Urgent Appeal: Stop Arbitrary Detentions in Turkey! The international public has so far been oblivious to the so-called “KCK operations” carried out in Turkey by Prime Minister Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party for the … Continue reading Urgent Appeal to Help Colleagues in Turkey

Porto Alegre, 11 years on, and Where are the Brazilian Indignados?

El País, one of the Spanish newspapers of record, ran a headline on October 16th, that the Indignado movement had spread all over the world.   This is, of course, a Spanish take on things.  As important as the acampados in Madrid have been in sparking the flame, Occupy also has its own roots: adbusters, … Continue reading Porto Alegre, 11 years on, and Where are the Brazilian Indignados?

Reassembling Ethnography/ Call for Papers

(Please feel free to pass this along. It is also available here.) CALL FOR PAPERS for Qualitative Sociology Reassembling Ethnography: ANT beyond the Laboratory Deadline for Submissions: August 31st 2012 Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) was literally developed in the laboratory, but it is an approach that proclaims usefulness to all arenas of social life. In recent years, ANT … Continue reading Reassembling Ethnography/ Call for Papers

Watching Occupy From Afar

We are watching Occupy from afar with interest, wishing you all the best from here. Inspired by all the young people who were twittering as we marched I thought I would put some of this up. I´ve put up some pictures here from the October 15th demo in Madrid (and thanks to Ernesto Ganuza for sharing some … Continue reading Watching Occupy From Afar