Monthly Archives: October 2005

Paganopoulos on Keith Hart

When Weber Met Durkheim: The Visions of Keith Hart for a ‘New World Society’ as Prophecy of a New Order’ By Michelangelo Paganopoulos “…Hart’s above reading of ‘anthropology’ as a moral, and therefore, religious force has been severely criticized in … Continue reading

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Why I love Spivak

Yet another reason anyway… Not only is “Critique of Postcolonial Reason” a great book (for teaching, for method, for insight), but Gayatri is generous and committed, and she liked my rumour book: ‘A case in point would be John Hutnyk’s … Continue reading

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Tragic – the Goldsmiths elephant is dead.

It is with sadness that I report the demise of the Goldsmiths Elephant. Tuskers generally have a hard time in New Cross these days, and alas, this one too has gone the way of many of our wonderous local wild … Continue reading

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By Gum – another mad saatchism.

By Gum – another Saatchism from the Tory propagandists – everyone should sign up to this just to see how mad it might be. Global intelligence?? Who makes this stuff up? Its gotta be a prank… “GUM; Saatchi & Saatchi’s … Continue reading

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UNITED FAMILES & FRIENDS CAMAPIGN DEATHS IN CUSTODY FAMILIES TO MARCH ON DOWNING STREETLondon Saturday 29th October 2005.Assemble 1pm at Trafalgar Square for a march and demonstration to Downing Street The United Families & Friends Campaign – the national coalition … Continue reading

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Tampopo (1985) Directed by Juzo ItamiScreening – 6pm, Cinema, Goldsmiths, Tuesday 25th October.All welcome. No charge.(+ visit to noodle shop in Elephant and Castle after the film). I don’t know how to describe the film. Many rave about it:9 out … Continue reading

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'War of the Worlds'

On watching sci-mentat Tom Cruise bomb in ‘War of the Worlds’. Its impossible not to read the film as one big panic about terrorists attacking America. The hero (Cruise) just wants to protect his kids and the pregnant mum in … Continue reading

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