‘Theorising Society and Space’: What is Critical Theory?

By Ciara Merrick   Continental philosophy of social science encompasses a rich canon of thinkers, in turn reflecting the longer histories of European thought,  from Ancient Greece and Rome, to early Christendom and today. However, the dominance of Anglo-American philosophy within much of the contemporary social sciences has served to marginalise the continental tradition, eitherContinue reading “‘Theorising Society and Space’: What is Critical Theory?”

Wukan: Landlessness, Development and Violence in China

By Sam Berlin Violence and civil disturbance seem to be becoming the new normal in China. The downward revision of economic growth rates, protests in Hong Kong, the Tianjin explosions and the recent stock market crash have raised questions about the sustainability of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) rule. However, though instability and even conflict seemContinue reading “Wukan: Landlessness, Development and Violence in China”

Sharing the World – Workshop with Luce Irigaray

By Harry Bregazzi In October 2014, the University of Bristol hosted a one day workshop with philosopher and psychoanalyst Luce Irigaray. The workshop was titled ‘Sharing the World’, after Irigaray’s (2008) book of the same name. The event focused on exploring the ethical and practical issues surrounding the sharing of a world that is definedContinue reading “Sharing the World – Workshop with Luce Irigaray”