Dickens’s Heart of Darkness – Not Your Muppet Christmas Carol

If you missed the broadcast of the new BBC/FX version of A Christmas Carol, it is well worth tracking down on a streaming service. While the production is occasionally bonkers, it brilliantly captures Charles Dickens’s passionate anger about social injustice in Victorian Britain.

1 year ago
. Gøsta Esping-Andersen

25 Years of ‘Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism’

Allan Bloom has claimed there are no classics in the social sciences, but the editors of a special collection of essays on the impact of Gøsta Esping-Andersen’s book ‘The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism’ on its 25th birthday suggest that in fact this book shows Bloom was mistaken.

6 years ago

Universities for the Post-Democratic Age

Critical scholarship and intellectual dissent are currently being closed down in favour of a model of academic life that accords scholars a limited role as purveyors of practically useful skills in ‘real-world’ labour markets.

8 years ago

Job Search 2.0: Breaking the Silence

If we don’t discuss the job search as anything more than a painful memory, we add to the mystique of gaining academic employment, isolating ourselves in the process.

8 years ago

Reconceptualizing Capitalism

Raju J. Das, York University, published “Reconceptualizing Capitalism: Forms of Subsumption of Labor, Class Struggle, and Uneven Development” on October 4th, […]

9 years ago