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Keepin' it real

In the previous post, Suhaib Riaz posed an important question, “how critically aware are we that finance is also on a mission to socialize us?” The post demonstrates an earnest effort at self-reflection.   619 more words


Review of Stephen Ball’s article ‘The teacher's soul and the terrors of performativity’. (Canterbury Christ Church University Module 2.1)

I will review Stephen Ball’s article ‘The teacher’s soul and the terrors of performativity’. This article was published in 2003. The author, Stephen Ball, is Karl Mannheim Professor of the Sociology of Education at the University of London. 6,415 more words

Canterbury Christ Church University


He told me of his marathon-like exploits with a married woman. Homosociality is the final guarantee of fidelity to heterosexuality.

Declarations of Whiteness: The Non-Performativity of Anti-Racism By Sara Ahmed

This paper examines six different modes for declaring whiteness used within academic writing, public culture and government policy, arguing that such declarations are non-performative: they do not do what they say. 175 more words

3-Part Intro to Semiotics Now Available as a Playlist

I’ve just finished my three-part vlog series about the study of signs and meaning-making known as semiotics, and now you can watch all three videos in a YouTube playlist. 153 more words



Written and directed in 2014, Fool is a parody of beauty industry advertising, exploring the fetishisation of make-up products and how sometimes feminine dependency on the latter can become all-consuming. 6 more words

Popular Culture


We were chatting one day at Kurtis’ place about collaborative and iterative creative production, and how this might be the basis for a project (and maybe an exhibition) and I am just going to put the process ideas up here (and on the website) and let’s see if we can’t start this thing. 316 more words