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Ambiguous Antidotes

“Thinking is, indeed, essentially the negation of that which is before us.”
― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Contemporary problematics of survival demand a de-normalisation, post-parochial and cosmological world-ing. 628 more words

Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho and the Question of Madness

On the 29th of April 1980, Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock died aged 80 in Bel Air, California. Justifiably crowned with the title of the master of suspense, he produced and directed some of the most iconic films in the history of world cinema. 801 more words

Cinema

Kavita Philip, "Keep on Copyin’ in the Free World? Genealogies of the Postcolonial Pirate Figure"

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boundary object, piracy studies, cartography

From

Eckstein, Lars and Anja Schwarz. Postcolonial piracy: media distribution and cultural production in the global south. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Print.

Cartography

The Trial of Dedan Kimathi: A Reconstructed Narrative of Historical Events

Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Micere Githae Mugo’s historical play The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, published for the first time in 1976, attempts a reconstruction of the events surrounding the trial and death of historical figure and Kenyan freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi. 1,463 more words

Contemporary Literatures

Prison as Power

Let me radically aver: No one is in prison because of what they did, rather they are there because of who they are. Fundamentally re-visioning contemporary juridical and disciplinary practices will elucidate the moral, ethical and social hypocrisy of state power. 918 more words

Philosophy is useless, theology is worse?

“A new kind of intellectual”: Pierre Bourdieu’s tribute to Michel Foucault https://t.co/wtckCPiP7O via @soc_imagination

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Society

Epistemic metaphors

I have been grappling (or beginning to grapple) with Foucault’s Order of Things and William Sewell’s Logic of History. I am currently intrigued by how both (not that this is their forte alone) unearth epistemic metaphors.   549 more words