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Antje Scharenberg, Nick Beech, Simon Peplow, John Clarke
Antje Scharenberg reviews Lorenzo Marsili and Niccolò Milanese, Citizens of Nowhere - How Europe Can Be Saved from Itself, Zed 2018 and Johny Pitts, Afropean - Notes from Black Europe, Allen Lane 2019 Nick Beech reviews Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel, The Popular Arts, with an introduction by Richard Dyer, Duke University Press, Durham NC and London 2018 Simon Peplow reviews Shirin Hirsch, In the Shadow of Enoch Powell: Race, Locality and Resistance, Manchester University Press John Clarke reviews Kristóf Szombati, The Revolt of the Provinces: Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in Hungary, Berghahn Books, 2018
Jeremy Gilbert introduces issue 96-97 of New Formations.
Moritz Ege, Alexander Gallas
Inspired by Hall et al.’s Policing the Crisis (1978), the authors provide a conjunctural analysis of present-day Germany. It is based on a periodisation of Merkelism – the dominant political mode of managing the economic, political and cultural crisis tendencies in the country from the mid-2000s onwards.
This article draws on Donald Winnicott’s understanding of human dependence and Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake (2015) to open up a new space between ‘psychoanalysis’ and ‘politics’.
This essay is a study of the notion of representation – its relation to difference, politics, diaspora, otherness, truth, and doxa – within Stuart Hall’s work.
Alan Finlayson reviews Stuart Hall, Selected political writings – The Great Moving Right Show and other essays, edited by Sally Davison, David Featherstone and Bill Schwarz, London, Lawrence and Wishart, 2017.
David Glover reviews Stuart Hall, The Fateful Triangle: Race, Ethnicity, Nation, Kobena Mercer (ed), Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Foreword), Cambridge MA and London, Harvard University Press, 2017.
This book examines how Western photographic practice has been used as a tool for creating Eurocentric and violent visual regimes, and demands that we recognise and disrupt the ingrained racist ideologies that have tainted photography since its inception in 1839. To read 'Violence of the Image' for free download the chapter below.
The Marchen/Fairy Tale films produced by the state DEFA studio in East Berlin have proved to be among the DDR’s most enduring cultural achievements. This article examines at the ways in which the works of the Brothers Grimm were brought within an explicitly socialist pedagogy and how official Marxism attempt to comprehend and refashion folk and fairy tales.
Willie Thompson, Marzia Maccaferri, Gavin Bowd, Stephen Gundle, Geoff Andrews, Francis King, Tanja R. Muller, George Odysseos
Richard J Evans, Eric Hobsbawm: a Life in History | Chris Holmsted Larsen, Den folkekære stalinist: En biografi om Carl Madsen | Massimo Asta, Girolamo Li Causi, Un rivoluzionario del Novecento | Katherine Verdery, My Life as a Spy. Investigations in a Police File | Balazs Apor, The Invisible Shining: The Cult of Matyas Rakosi in Stalinist Hungary | Russell Campbell, Codename Intelligentsia: the Life and Times of the Honourable Ivor Montagu, Filmmaker, Communist, Spy | Geoffrey Swain, A Short History of the Russian Revolution | Kristen Ghodsee, Second World, Second Sex. Socialist Women’s Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War | Jeremy Friedman, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World
Kevin Morgan, John Tomaney, Julia Heslop
The idea of the Foundational Economy has the potential to radically disrupt dysfunctional old assumptions about economic development strategy.
Luca Calafati, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Karel Williams
We need a paradigm shift in economic thinking, rejecting the idea of a unified national economy and thinking in terms of different economic zones.
In the context of austerity and increasing in-work poverty, it is increasingly important for anchor institutions to contribute to building stronger economies and communities.
The British left needs to start taking Ulster Unionism seriously, listening and engaging with its concerns, history, and political character.
We need to understand the forms antisemitism takes, and the ways in which it exceeds, as well as intersects with, debates about Palestine and Israel.
Samuel Foster introduces Socialist History 55.
The Irish revolutionary period of 1912-1923 helped stimulate and develop the political thinking and outlook of the Irish left. During this period, Irish socialists and labour movement activists had to frame responses to the movement for independence, the responses of the British state, the rise of unionism, and the threat of partition.
Sally Davison, Kirsten Forkert, Alison Winch
Alison Winch, Kirsten Forkert and Sally Davison introduce this special issue of Soundings.
Economic decisions - such as where investment is increased and or withdrawn, which services will flourish and which will be run down, whose living standards will be protected or boosted and whose reduced - are not gender neutral. Neoliberal policies in particular have disproportionately affected women, particularly low-income and BAME women, through their lack of interest in social investment and the cuts they are making to the resources and public services that sustain life.