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Declining and falling again

How should we describe what has been happening in the UK over the last few days? The government and much of the media are calling the riots ‘sheer criminality’ and ‘criminality pure and simple’. 1,385 more words

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Contesting the antiborder condition: Khaled Jarrar’s Live and Work in Palestine project

What constitutes the nation-state? Conventional answers to this question propose that the nation-state involves two key elements: first, the cultural and imaginative construction of the nation as a community and, second, the state apparatus that governs the territory within which this national community resides. 1,721 more words

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Glimpsing the wild zone of power

In early December I attended a national demonstration in London against the cutting of state funding for higher education. For me, the demonstration was not just about the replacement of state funding with higher student fees. 2,819 more words

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It could be you

Writing in the late 1990s, Mike Neary and Graham Taylor discussed what they saw as a fundamental shift in the UK from a social and cultural structure significantly informed by what they termed the ‘law of insurance’ to a structure informed by what they called the ‘law of the lottery’ (Mike Neary and Graham Taylor, ‘From the Law of Insurance to the Law of Lottery: An Exploration of the Changing Composition of the British State’, … 2,496 more words

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Staging violence

Since the demonstrations against cuts in higher education funding on Wednesday 24 November there has been much discussion of the possibility that the Metropolitan Police deliberately left one of their vans in the path of student demonstrators in London in the hope of provoking them to acts of destruction. 1,235 more words

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The represented and their representatives

Karl Marx famously wrote in his The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte from 1853: ‘They cannot represent themselves; they must be represented.’ Edward Said uses this sentence as an epigraph to his book… 1,758 more words

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"Its the occupation stupid", yet again

Usually photographs contribute to the construction of the news. It is more rare that photographs themselves are newsworthy. An instance of the latter was the reporting in mid-August of the discharged Israeli soldier Eden Abergil posting photographs of herself in uniform posing in front of bound and blindfolded Palestinians on her Facebook wall. 1,280 more words

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