In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, August 10, 2012 0:00 - 22 Comments
All is not well in the world of the capitalist code. In the latest essay of his series on Jean Baudrillard, Andrew Robinson explores the French thinker's account of the crisis of contemporary capitalism, through three related concepts: hyperreality, fascination and implosion. Robinson shows how, in this theory, too much effectiveness can be counterproductive.
Features, New in Ceasefire - Friday, December 30, 2011 7:48 - 2 CommentsIn a climate of social upheaval, with millions rising against consumerism, individualism, and apathy, how is it, Malte Ringer asks, that ecclesiastical hierarchies haven't rushed to embrace the Occupy and anti-austerity movements?
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, November 25, 2011 2:04 - 2 CommentsAs the economic crisis continues to bite, and governments rush to prop up failing banks, the neoliberal model is widely seen to be failing. This is therefore a good time, Andrew Robinson argues, to look back at the structure of economic power today. In a two-part essay, he takes on the incredible rise of global cities.
New in Ceasefire, The Ceasefire Sessions - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:00 - 1 CommentCeasefire is very pleased to be hosting the legendary Michael Albert’s 2-day visit to Nottingham. Albert is a writer, activist, author of ‘parecon: life after capitalism’ and co-founder of ZNET, one of the world's greatest alternative media organisations.
Books - Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:15 - 6 CommentsLove him or loathe him, Slavoj Žižek is a cultural phenomenon. He seems to inspire unconditional adulation amongst his legions of followers and, predictably, equally unbridled derision amongst his many detractors. Some see him as a serious and original thinker, others as an overrated fraudulent showman. So who's right? Alex Baker tries to find clues in the pages of Zizek's latest offering 'Living in the end times'.
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