Monthly Archives: March 2017

General Strike in Guiana: The Vanguard of France’s Decolonization Is in the Overseas Territories

Photograph above by Christel Bonard of Gwendolyne, holding the Guianan flag (thanks Lya Selma Zébus-Loubidika) You might or might not have heard about the general strike currently unfolding in Guiana. Guiana is a French colony in South America, home of … Continue reading

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The Schizo and the City: Jacques Besse’s La Grande Pâque (AAG paper draft)

This is a draft of the paper I will be presenting in a few weeks at the AAG. It represents a translation project that I am currently polishing, a sliver of much more intensive translation work related to CERFI and … Continue reading

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Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
There is a widespread perception that the UK higher education system emphasises quantity over quality in terms of publications, and that there is a constant need to write and submit journal articles. Yet in a…

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Airbnb and gentrification in New York

I don’t do quantitative work these days but this is fascinating… Source: Airbnb and gentrification in New York

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The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

The show opens at the Jewish Museum in NYC this Friday. More info here. I think I might skip Friday, April 7, at the AAG to go down from Boston to check it out.

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Besse’s Film Scores

UPDATE: You can hear the first piece below.   ORIGINAL POST: I finally tracked down Dédée D’Anvers through interlibrary loan. The opening piece is beautiful and I will post it as soon as I jump through some technical hoops. In … Continue reading

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