September 20, 2021

Rethinking Capitalism And Community Development – The Strengths Of Praxis, Part 2 (Tony Ward)

The following is the second part of a two-part installment. The first part can be found here. The Design Process In keeping with the general mission of the project to build and sustain relationships, to promote learning and to engage the whole community, the management team solicited the help of students in one of the […]

Rethinking Capitalism And Community Development – The Strengths Of Praxis, Part 1 (Tony Ward)

The following is the first part in a two-part installment. Author Note: This article comes from a paper that was originally presented at the Critical Education in an Era of Crisis Conference, Thessalonkiki, Greece. It is the second of two. The first involved an analysis of pre-capitalist, indigenous models of health and critically compared these […]

Capitalism and Community Health – What We Can Learn From Indigenous Communities, Part 2 (Tony Ward)

The following is the second part in a two-part installment. The first part can be found here.  Indigenous Health Epistemes This capitalist model of health and the view of the human organism upon which it is built contrasts starkly with that of the pre-Enlightenment era. Even the words we use betray the similarities to models […]

Is Political History Fundamentally About the State? Part 2 (Keir Martland)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series. The first installment can be found here. The New Political History In the 1960s and 1970s, the emergence of history from below via the popular politics of trades unions and political parties challenged the validity and authority of traditional narratives of political history, all of […]

Is Political History Fundamentally About the State? Part 1 (Keir Martland)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series.  According to Erika Cudworth and John McGovern in The Modern State: Theories and Ideologies, in politics the state is defined as a political community living under a single system of government in the most basic terms. Additionally, the state is a key element of modern […]

Performative Film Practices In Tamil Politics, Part 1 (Giulia Battaglia)

The following is the first of a two-part series. Author’s note: This piece has been written as part of a bibliographic research about documentary filmmaking in South India conducted in London in 2006. This was the first year of my PhD in social anthropology – that is, it was the moment before leaving for fieldwork […]

The Politics Of Dialect In Indian Regionalism (Shivani Bhasin)

A dialect is defined as a particular form of a language which is peculiar to a region or social group. Yet what exactly helps maintain a strict boundary between a dialect and a language? The Yiddish linguist Max Weinreich said that a language essentially is a “dialect with an army and a navy.” Here, it […]

Dissolving The I In The We – Love And The Problem of Community, Part 1 (Daniel Tutt)

The following is the first installment of Dr. Tutt’s St. Thomas More Lecture delivered on March 18, 2018 at St. John Fisher University.  The second installment will follow upon this one. Part I Posing the Problem: The Dialectic of Communitas and Immunitas I want to talk tonight about the philosophy of community. We have to first […]

How “Democratic” Is – And Has Been – The Muslim Brotherhood? – Part 2 (Kara Roberts)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series. The first installment can be found here. The increasing civil unrest in Egypt in 2011, instigated by police brutality, unemployment, low minimum wage, lack of housing, food inflation, corruption, and lack of freedom of speech, contributed to an uprising whereby the social activists of the […]

In Defense Of Politics (Jonathan Cole)

In an age in which the degeneration of politicians, political institutions, and political culture—let’s call it “politics”—is fast becoming something of an unquestioned article of faith, a defense of such politics sounds decidedly unfashionable at best, and insolent at worst. I maintain that too much of the widespread negative evaluation of Western politics lacks an […]