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Will Brexit mean a ‘race for the bottom’? – 17th May, with Margaret Hodge MP

Will Brexit mean a ‘race for the bottom’? 6-7.30pm, 17th May Goldsmiths – PSHLG01 Register here One of the many uncertainties that surrounds post-Brexit Britain concerns its regulatory and fiscal model. The Treasury’s own forecasts recognise that “leaving the European Union could provide the UK with an opportunity to regulate differently across social, environmental, energy, […]

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A New Politics From the Left – 10th May

Please join Hilary Wainwright, Laura Parker, Alex Nunns and Aeron Davis to discuss the ideas at the heart of Hilary’s new book: A New Politics From the Left. 6-7.30, Thursday 10th May LG01 Lecture Theatre, the Professor Stuart Hall building Goldsmiths, University of London Millions of people passionately desire a viable alternative to austerity, authoritarianism […]

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Book launch: Economic Science Fictions – 2nd May

The Politics of Enclaves Launch of Economic Science Fictions 2nd May, 6pm Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths Register to attend As the quest for economic and ecological security grows more urgent, the idea of the ‘enclave’ takes on a rising political significance. However it is steeped in ambivalence. The creation of spaces that are […]

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Out now: Economic Science Fictions

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the latest volume in the Goldsmiths Press PERC Series, Economic Science Fictions, edited by our Co-Director, Will Davies.   From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand to Aldous Huxley’s consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has […]

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Anthropocene dreams: a review of Danowski and Viveiros de Castro’s The Ends of the World

Wim Wenders’ 1991 Until the end of the world shares quite a few themes with Deborah Danowski’s and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro’s The Ends of the World. The film opens with a shot of the planet taken from the orbit. The year is 1999, when, we are told, the world was expected to end, due […]

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An Eco-Marxist Blockbuster – on Blade Runner 2049

Each night, sometime between six and seven, a cold, blue-white glow fills my flat. It unfolds across the room, like a book opening and closing. Some days I encounter this sterile glow as I walk to or from the shop. It casts me in half – searing one retina and not the other – leaving […]

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Control under surveillance capitalism: from Bentham’s panopticon to Zuckerberg’s ‘Like’

Surveillance capitalism has transformed regimes of techno-capitalist control. Domination is no longer exercised  through Bentham’s ‘Panopticon’ but Zuckerberg’s ‘Like’, flowing primarily not from physical and external power exerted on the body but through ubiquitous digital surveillance, the data it yields and the behavioural changes this enables. This marriage of neoliberal rationality and geolocational technologies that […]

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Netanyahu’s Relationship with the Israeli Media

The Israeli Media was a Major Accomplice in Netanyahu’s Corruption; What will Become of it When He’s Gone? Ayala Panievsky Some with agony and some with cheerful excitement; the eyes of millions in Israel and around the world are following closely what seems to be the end of Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career. Netanyahu, the Prime […]

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