by Benjamin Irvine.
Solid waste is often seen as an environmental problem to be solved through change of behaviour and recycling. Political ecology can sharpen our analysis of the politics involved in the way materials move through the economy. Prospects for reducing the amount of solid waste generated and ambitions for a “circular economy” will entail qualitative transformations in patterns of material flows and organisation of labour. Deciphering the shape of these changes necessarily begins in the present conditions and struggles of waste workers.
by Melanie DuPuis Current environmental policy textbooks are all stuck in a liberal narrative of environmental progress through political consent. But that era is over, and it has been for a while. What is missing from these narratives are concepts to explain now.
This is a petition* addressing the dissolution of the Centre of Cultural Studies (CCS) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Its aim is to attract public attention to the conditions which led to this decision.
By Çağdaş Dedeoğlu* We must interfere in the dominant rationality in an undisciplined way in order to shape the future independently from today’s dominant power configurations. Political ecology can serve as a key hub to do this.
Uses and abuses of historical contextualization in Critiquer Foucault. Les années 1980 et la tentation néolibérale, edited by Daniel Zamora. Part II. * by Emanuele Leonardi In a previous post I have reviewed some of the chapters which compose the controversial collection Critiquer Foucault. In concluding that post I pointed out how one of the problems posed by the book concerned more the debate sparkled in the Anglophone sphere by Daniel Zamora’s interview to Ballast and Jacobin than the book itself. In such interview, the […]
Uses and abuses of historical contextualization in Critiquer Foucault. Les années 1980 et la tentation néolibérale, edited by Daniel Zamora. Part I. * by Emanuele Leonardi Reviewing Critquer Foucault is not an easy task, for at least two reasons. The first – which will be discussed in this post – is related to its dishomogeneity, both in terms of its argumentations and of Foucault’s texts analyzed. In the six essays included in the collection Foucault is criticized from the Left and from the Right, at […]
* por Gabriela Toledo y Pablo Sánchez. El asesinato de 2 jóvenes en el contexto de una movilización estudiantil en Valparaíso (Chile) pone en evidencia, una vez más, las consecuencias de la supremacía de la propiedad privada sobre la que el estado de Chile descansa hace décadas. El pasado jueves 14 de mayo de 2015, multitudinarias marchas por la educación – pública, gratuita y de calidad – ocuparon varias ciudades de Chile. Las movilizaciones por parte de estudiantes universitarios y de secundaria han sido habituales en […]