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A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story is an interesting film. In some ways it doesn’t make sense and therefore invites the viewer to make their own sense of it. 346 more words


The Shape of the Unconscious

I took my mum to the Giacometti exhibition last Friday and I was expecting just to see the tall skinny figures and wondering what I was going to make of them, (especially as mum had just lectured me on not eating enough!) but my attention was caught by some early sculptures at the beginning of the show and particularly ‘Caress’ from 1932. 223 more words


Is the enemy not capitalism but democracy?

Can democracy be the enemy of democracy itself?

When Alain Badiou was asked why he claimed that nowadays the enemy is not capitalism but democracy he responded: 282 more words


Tristes Tropiques

Tristes Tropiques

by Claude Levi Strauss

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This watershed work records Claude Levi-Strauss’s search for -a human society reduced to its most basic expression.- From the Amazon basin through the dense upland jungles of Brazil, Levi-Strauss found the societies he was seeking among the Caduveo, Bororo, Nambikwara, and Tupi-Kawahib. 154 more words


Setting Out

“I hate travelling and explorers. Yet here I am proposing to tell the story of my expeditions. But how long it has taken me to make up my mind to do so! 315 more words


Quote of the Day

Our method eliminates a problem which has been so far one of the main obstacles to the progress of mythological studies, namely, the quest for the…

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Quote Of The Day

Revisiting Marija Gimbutas

Being sick last week had the silver lining of getting to spend a fair bit of time with both Marija Gimbutas’s The Living Goddess and… 1,177 more words

Rethinking Old Ideas