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Hey big spender!

July 30, 2009


Will Hutton is interviewed about the economic crisis in this week’s Big Issue magazine. Despite Hutton’s position in the mainstream media as a bit of a maverick, he normally makes quite conservative predictions about economic and social matters, trumpeting the rise of China or promoting economic / managerial approaches to social and cultural change. As […]

CFP: Liminal landscapes – remapping the field

July 20, 2009


This looks to be an excellent event. Wesley Rykalski and I will probably be submitting a paper, based on some of our work on our arcades / promenades project. Symposium Liverpool John Moores University 1st July 2010   Convenors Dr Hazel Andrews, (Tourism, Consumer and Food Studies, LJMU) Dr Kevin Meethan, Department of Sociology, University […]

Symbolic capital in practice

July 13, 2009


Much of the discussion about symbolic capital focuses on the cultural and social capital that individuals or groups don’t have, and how this can explain behaviour, attitudes and achievement.  Because of this we often fall into the trap of defining symbolic capital in negative terms, or explaining it by setting out the consequences of it’s […]

David Harvey ‘The Crisis Today’ @ Marxism 2009

July 7, 2009


By far the best thing I saw at the conference and an insightful, challenging analysis of the next steps in the crisis in which David Harvey presents a new model of restructuring around seven ‘moments’ that offers an opportunity to the left for a reconceptualisation of it’s approach.