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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, November 19, 2010 7:56 - 2 CommentsIn this week's 'In Theory' column, political theorist Andrew Robinson looks at the concept of local and indigenous knowledge. As Robinson argues, the West, in all its modern technological glory, might not be as 'knowledgeable' as it think it is.
Deserter's Songs, New in Ceasefire - Saturday, October 9, 2010 1:01 - 2 CommentsIn this week's Deserter's Songs column, David Bell looks at the rich possibilities of free improvisation, and how it allows musicians 'to be fully a part of the crowd and at the same time completely removed from it'. At its best, Bell argues, improvisation can unleash stunning displays of creative power.
Columns, Ideas, In Theory - Friday, September 10, 2010 3:25 - 11 CommentsIn the latest of his 'In Theory' columns, political theorist Andrew Robinson examines a crucial segment within the extensive and monumental legacy of Giles Deleuze. In his piece, Robinson shows how Deleuze's own subversion of theoretical assumptions has been often misread, and misapplied, by disciples and foes alike. In particular, Robinson addresses one of Deleuze's central concepts, that of the 'War Machine'.
Columns, Ideas, In Theory - Friday, August 6, 2010 15:53 - 9 CommentsOf the many movements and "isms" that have emerged in the past two centuries, none have had the run of stigma, mischaracterisation and sheer venom thrown at it as has the idea of Anarchism. Some use the term as shorthand for political violence, others for nihilistic rejection of societal coherence. Even those who admire its general principles often find themselves in conflict over how those principles are to manifest themselves in the world of reality. In a brilliant and thorough tour d'horizon, Ceasefire columnist Andrew Robinson looks at the development of the Anarchist response to war and the state. He uncovers some striking affinities as well as the nuances in difference within this widely variant (and much maligned) field of thought and offers a neat encapsulation of the major strands involved
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