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Is Lorde lesbian?

Is Lorde lesbian?

The answer is: don’t know, and not particularly fussed one way or any of the other three, but let’s see whether this thread can spin as long as one with a similar title and theme from back in the day. […]

Towards a sociological concept of neo-liberalism I

Towards a sociological concept of neo-liberalism I

Who’s afraid of neo-liberalism? Writing last year, Terry Flew inveighs against neo-liberalism as a shibboleth in academic discourse, signalling a distaste for markets but vague in meaning. Flew appears particularly exercised about its use in cultural studies, arguing that it […]

Margaret Thatcher and neo-liberal sovereignty

Margaret Thatcher and neo-liberal sovereignty

As a footnote to my post on Margaret Thatcher, I wanted to draw attention to some responses to the special sitting of Parliament and the state funeral in her memory. A number of Labour MPs boycotted the House of Commons […]

Envisioning realistic Utopias, realised utopias, Erik Olin Wright and Crooked Timber

There’s been a fascinating series on Crooked Timber on Erik Olin Wright’s book Envisioning Realistic Utopias. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem yet to be a sidebar link which captures the posts, and Wright is new to blogging and hasn’t linked back […]