Julia Itel, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Paris Nanterre University Cultural creatives represent a growing social trend in Western postindustrial societies. First identified by two American researchers, Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson (2000), cultural creatives adhere to postmaterialist values centered on individual autonomy, the quest for well-being, self-expression, gender equality, social diversity, social implication and a […]Read more "CULTURAL CREATIVES AND TRANSMODERN VISIONS"
Prof. Ron Dart, Department of Political Science, University of the Fraser Valley The culture wars (and the issues that so dominate both tribes) that have so divided the left from the right, liberals from the conservatives has meant minimally thoughtful thinkers find it difficult to salute before either tribe. There can be no doubt that […]Read more "Jordan Peterson: Transcending Tribalism"
@roghaydonmitch Dr Roger Haydon Mitchell, Political Theologian with Westminster Theological Centre My work over the last decade or so has centred around the historical genealogy of Western politics in the partnership of church and empire and its remedy.Simply put, it has exposed the early subsumption of transcendence by sovereignty and the resultant displacement of love […]Read more "Inseminating Love: recovering Christian myths for deep structural political interventions"
Heather McKnight is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex Law Department, studying the relationship between Trade Unions and Students’ Unions from 1970 onwards from a critical utopian perspective. In 2013 a Pop-Up Union was formed by grassroots members of the three campus trade unions (Unison, Unite and UCU) with support from students in the Occupy […]Read more "The Utopian ‘Not Yet’ of Pop-Up Unionism"
Naomi Thompson, Lecturer in Youth and Community Work, Goldsmiths, University of London and Stephen Pihlaja, Reader in Stylistics, Newman University, Birmingham Women’s choices about what they wear have caused controversy through time. When the mini-skirt gained popularity in the 1960s, it met negative reactions from designers, society, the media, and was banned in some countries […]Read more "“Hijab – terrorist – Muslim – extremist” Young Muslim women and everyday exclusion"
By Chris Baker, William Temple Professor of Religion and Public Life, Goldsmiths, University of London In a recently published book entitled Geographies of Postsecularity re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics, written with British political geographers Paul Cloke, Callum Sutherland and Andy Williams, I explore the political and civic potential of emerging spaces of cross-over narrative and engagement between […]Read more "Politicising the messy middle and the fight against dark populism"
The last 10 years has seen the increasing polarisation of societies across the world. While this polarisation is most evident in the rise of radical populists of both the right and the left, this phenomenon by no means covers either the breadth or the depth of the division. We are divided across multiple axes including […]Read more "Call for contributions – uniting academics, politicos, journalists and activists in a climate of political division."