Alterpolitics: Special issue of the journal Focaal

The latest issue of Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology has recently been published.  This special issue is titled Inspiring Alterpolitics and features a range of articles under this theme. This issue concludes with the Forum section.  The Forum section seems to be open access, but the other articles seem to be behind … Continue reading

New Issue of ACME is out

ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies Vol 14, No 1 (2015): Special Theme: Geografías del 15-M: Crisis, Austeridad y Movilización Social en España | Assorted Research Articles | Poetry Table of Contents http://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/issue/view/80 Special Theme Geografías del 15-M ——– Introducción a “Geografías del 15-M: crisis, austeridad y movilización social en España” (1-9) Fabia Diaz-Cortes,       Jorge Sequera … Continue reading

Journal on Law and the City

The Journal of Law City (ISSN 2317-7721), electronic publication of the professors of Law School of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), is pleased to announce your new number (vol. 07, no. 01, 2015) (see below) and open call for papers for the new number of Journal of Law City which will be … Continue reading

Protest and Activism With(out) Organisation

Please find details of a CFP for a Special Issue in the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy which we hope is of interest and relevance to the group: ——- CFP: Protest and Activism With(out) Organisation ——-  The economic, political, social, cultural and environmental crises of our time continue to provoke and inspire a … Continue reading

Critical Look at ‘Smart’ Cities

Invitation to Symposium in Berlin June 19th and 20th, 2015:   Beware of Smart People! Redefining the Smart City Paradigm towards Inclusive Urbanism The current debate about Smart Cities is strongly influenced by technological and application-oriented hard perspectives that predominantly materialize through the insertion of smart infrastructures into existing urban systems. Citizens (as individuals) and urban societies (as bodies) remain passive beneficiaries, end users or consumers. … Continue reading

Conference: Antonio Gramsci

PAST AND PRESENT. Philosophy, Politics, and History in the Thought of Gramsci  International Conference 18-19 June 2015 King’s College London Speakers: Fabio Frosini (Urbino), Alex Loftus (KCL), Peter Thomas (Brunel); including contributions and chairing from: Derek Boothman (Bologna), Carl Levy (Goldsmiths), Magnus Ryner (KCL), Anne Showstack Sassoon (Birkbeck), Leila Simona Talani (KCL),  Stathis Kouvelakis (KCL), Alex … Continue reading

Resilience in the post-welfare inner city

Geoff Deverteuil has a new book out that looks quite interesting.  See his description below… _____________________________ I wish to draw your attention to my recent book, Resilience in the post-welfare inner city: Voluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney (Policy Press, May 2015). For those of you in the London area, there will … Continue reading

New Zealand: Interesing Conference on Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change

Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change II: Possibilities, Ideas, Demands Second Annual Conference and Social Change Forum University of Auckland, 2-4 September 2015 Call Elites are delighted to be reassured that there never was a crisis and indeed there never will be. No financial crisis, which might interrupt profitability. No ecological crisis, which might despoil … Continue reading