Thinking with Rancière: the dissensual politics of Extinction Rebellion

By Alex Scott This short piece centres on themes explored in a current research project which explores to what extent the Extinction Rebellion social movement can be conceived as what Jacques Rancière calls an ‘properly political moment’. The blog post will briefly summarise some of Rancière’s key ideas before considering how useful a Rancièrian framingContinue reading “Thinking with Rancière: the dissensual politics of Extinction Rebellion”

Revisiting ‘Parque de la Papa’

By Emily Godwin While reading for the ‘Postcolonial Matters’ module of the MSc Society and Space program, I found myself pondering over a case study I encountered during my Geography undergrad course at Bristol University. In 2016 I wrote an essay on ‘Parque de la Papa’ and its indigenous management by the Inka peoples. ParqueContinue reading “Revisiting ‘Parque de la Papa’”

Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?

By Harry Bregazzi The MSc Society and Space programme has a strong emphasis on philosophy, which students apply to their analyses and understandings of society and the world. One philosopher who has remained particularly influential for me is Benedict de Spinoza. The following is a reflection, through the framework of Spinoza’s Ethics, on the politicalContinue reading “Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?”