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Terry Eagleton: Rebuking obnoxious views is not just a personality kink | Comment is free | The Guardian (2007)
the thing that bugs me the most about accusations of racism by leftists and marxists is when these fail to directly acknowledge racism as a structural system of oppression rather than primarily a matter of moral failure by individuals. rebuking public figures is fun and frequently necessary, but generally insufficient. (indirectly via danched)
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may 2010 by jannon
State Capitalism in Britain | Mute magazine (2009)
of course the idea that such involvement of the state in the structure of capitalist profit is any exception is kind of silly.
2009  blairism  britain  capital  capitalism  capitalism.is.war.and.crisis  cities  corporatism  culture  delicious-export  economics  economy  marxism  neoliberalism  pfi  politics  recession  state  uk 
january 2010 by jannon
Review: Estates by Lynsey Hanley | Books | The Guardian (2007)
"By 1979, nearly half the British population lived in local authority housing; then came Thatcherism and the Right to Buy, and now only 12 per cent of us do. Hanley is no rabid opponent of home ownership (she'd be a hypocrite if she was, since she recently joined the club). But she does regret some of its consequences: the dearth of state accommodation for those who need it (there's currently a waiting list of 1.5 million); the widening gap between the mortgage-paying haves and the low-rent have-nots; the loss of the Utopian impulse towards social integration. As she says, 'this is no longer a society in which you can be proud, still less be seen to be proud, that your home has been provided by the state.'"
2007  20th.century  architecture  blake.morrison  books  britain  british  bubble.trouble  council.housing  delicious-export  ethics  government  history  housing  housing.crisis  lynsey.hanley  politics  real.estate  regeneration  reviews  social.exclusion  social.housing  society  states  uk  urbanism 
november 2009 by jannon
Taking it like a man : suffering, sexuality, and the war poets : Brooke, Sassoon, Owen, Graves (Book, 1993) [WorldCat.org]
need to read this and compare it to Savran (1998, same initial title, different half-title, focused on postwar America, rather than WW1 England). I can't recall whether or not Savran references it explicitly, though it seems like he ought to have done.
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october 2009 by jannon
k-punk: False discussion in this institution
"What is evaded here is the way that racism is not some naturally-occurring tendency but, necessarily, a displacement of the class antagonisms which the neoliberal consensus . . . has a vested interest in covering up. . . . The neoliberal tactic has been to ignore resentment and aggrievement altogether - to maintain that such feelings are a moral, educational or pyschiatric failure of those who have not accepted metropolitan, "modernising" values . . . the right wing media . . . relentlessly sends the same message: it isn't the poor provision of services and resources that is the issue, but the monopolisation of these . . . by whatever racial Other is being demonised that week. . . . Only when working class grievances and resentments can be re-narrativised by a new politial agent can this frame be broken." <-- solid, but incomplete, as critiques of intersectionality etc. are not about neoliberal 'diversity' but rather understanding how exploitation functions unevenly.
access  bnp  britain  class  colonialism  control  delicious-export  difference  distribution  england  exploitation  fascism  fear  fear.of.sharing  identity  justice  k-punk  kyriarchy  media  nick.griffin  politics  propaganda  race  racism  resources  services  subjectivity  the.other  uk  xenophobia 
october 2009 by jannon
LRB · Roy Mayall: Diary
royal mail employee under a pseudonym tells of how management is putting the screws to the worker and the regular customer/citizen. (via danched)
britain  bureaucracy  business  capitalism  communication  communications  corporations  cutbacks  delicious-export  delivery  diary  essay  granny.smith  letter  letters  lrb  mail  management  politics  post  postal.service  postman  privatisation  privatization  royal.mail  statistics  uk  union  work 
october 2009 by jannon
Guardian gagged from reporting parliament | Media | The Guardian
as is frequent (and built-in), democratic ideal of governance dependent on the informed consent of the true holders of sovereignty crashes against privileges granted to structurally empowered private persons and corporations. (via danched) edit: but then twitter revenge.
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october 2009 by jannon
The Future of Landscape and the Moving Image
patrick keiller's got a brand new film (sung to the tune of "papa's got a brand new bag" of course). or it will be brand new, when it is finished. crossing fingers, et cetera behaviors, in hopes of a los angeles screening. (via danched)
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september 2009 by jannon

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