Contesting the capital: Historical geographies of protest in London

International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015, London, 5-10 July 2015 “Contesting the capital: Historical geographies of protest in London” Convenors: Hannah Awcock (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) and Diarmaid Kelliher (University of Glasgow, UK). In recent years London has been the site for a wide range of protests: marches against austerity, student occupations, the … Continue reading

Women Rising

There is no shortage of alternatives to the soothing, stupefying NPR, but many are shrill or amateurish or just hard to listen to. So I was happy to hear this feature today on activists who are waging creative non-violence. It is part of a long series profiling women (both activists and not) called Women Rising … Continue reading

No to Ressentiment, Yes to Puissance!

No to Ressentiment, Yes to Puissance!

In Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche offers a withering criticism of what he calls ressentiment, the habit among the oppressed to focus all their attention on their oppressors, to obsessively document why those oppressors are evil. Ressentiment defines the oppressed as good, but only negatively: we oppressed are good only because we are not them. … Continue reading

New Blog from Manchester Urbanists

No rss link that I could see, but… development@manchester: critical visions of development The development@manchester blog is now live, so please read, share and contribute. The blog communicates the latest insights into development research, policy and practice generated from the development institutes and research centres of the University of Manchester. Click on the URL below … Continue reading

The Future of the Alternative Economy

** CALL FOR OBJECTS** RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 27-29 August 2014 What is the future of the ‘alternative economy’? Organisers: Agatha Herman and Mike Goodman (University of Reading) Over the last 20 years,alternative economic systems have increasingly offered another way of engaging economically to the hegemonic neoliberal market. Local currencies, co-operatives, community credit unions, faith-based … Continue reading