Zygmunt Bauman: Behind the world’s ‘crisis of humanity’

Byc: Al Jazeera

In Western Europe it has been a summer of great change and discontent. The European Union is facing major upheaval as the United Kingdom gets ready to withdraw its membership, in the process possibly jeopardising the composition of the country …
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‘Nothing mysterious about Islamic State’

By: Farooq Sulehria

Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, Gilbert Achcar discusses the Arab Uprising and the rise of the Islamic State (Daesh) “There is nothing mysterious about the so-called Islamic State…It is presently, perhaps, the most studied and researched …
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Knowledge / Education: Edward Said (1986) “Orientalism: Full Documentary

Edward Said’s book ORIENTALISM has been profoundly influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this engaging (and lavishly illustrated) interview he talks about the context within which the book was conceived, its main themes …
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Leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall dies aged 82

The influential sociologist, founding editor of the New Left Review and godfather of cultural studies leaves behind a powerful intellectual legacy.       In this video, from BBC Newsnight, he explains what he believed in his own words. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26130724 …
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Muslims in Liberal Democracies

Harvard professor and Islam expert Jocelyne Cesari looks into the mechanisms of the West’s fear of Islam, and ponders on how the dominant narrative that tends to present Islam as an alien religion can be countered The integration of Muslim …
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Exposition: Speaking from the Heart, Amsterdam

Contemporary art from Iran, curated by Shaheen Merali

Framer Framed is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition Speaking from the Heart – The Polemic Sensibility from Iran, curated by Shaheen Merali on the 27th of September in Amsterdam. The exhibition space Castrum Peregrini will host the …
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Promethea Unbound: A Brief Note on The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi

" The Patience Stone raises as its central theme female’s self-realization and emancipation." A review by Rasoul Aliakbari

The Patience Stone (2012) by the Afghan-born, French-based director, Atiq Rahimi, is his second attempt at screening his own novels after his Earth and Ashes in 2004. Based on his novel under the same title (2008), The Patience Stone raises …
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Eutopia 30, November 2012

Het laatste Eutopia nummer zal als thema De Agenda van de Toekomst hebben. Ruim dertig denkers, academici en journalisten zullen ingaan op de vraag hoe een alternatieve, geëngageerde agenda van de toekomst eruit zou kunnen zien waar het Nederland, Europa …
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