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Culture, ideology and consent: on contemporary myths*   by Vasiliki Papageorgiou Ethnologist-Social Anthropologist, PhD     In this article I start by discussing Rolan Barthes’ contribution in the development of cultural studies, particularly focusing on his early and pioneering work “Mythologies”. Barthes elaborates an analysis of the mythical system and
Reposted from RPA Mag, a publication of the radical philosophy association, 7/20/2018. One of my instructors in college, soon after the end of World War II, insisted that if the US government had wanted to establish concentration camps, it would not have had difficulties finding guards. In every nation, he
As one of the most controversial minorities in the United States of America, Arab Americans trace their ancestral roots to several Arab Middle Eastern countries. However, Lebanon remains the homeland of a majority of Arab Americans, followed by Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, and Jordan. In fact, a myriad of
This article by Samir Gandesha is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence. It is a much shorter version of a chapter in a forthcoming volume edited by Jeremiah Morelock entitled Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism (University of Westminster Press). The version represented here first appeared at openDemocracy on May
#TheoryRevolt Theses on Theory and History by Wild On Collective (Ethan Kleinberg, Joan Wallach Scott, and Gary Wilder) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The original posting from May 2018 is at You can down load a pamphlet-ready pdf copy here.   PROLOGUE: DEDICATED TO CLIO, MUSE
Two questions are posed to the writer, and by writer I mean the generalist, the critic, the essayist. First: What task have you set yourself to complete? Second, and following on its heels: What is required of you? The first is posed by writers to themselves. The second is presented
Figure 1. A “sign o’ the times” offers terror-relieving propaganda during Hawaii’s recent missile alert scare.1  The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
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