Visibility and Violence: seeing the Syrian civil war

By Ellen Cheetham This short piece focuses on themes I am raising in a current research project around photography emerging from the Syrian civil war, mobilising a visual analysis to address not only how certain events are made ‘newsworthy’ in international media circuits, but which bodies and lives are reflected in such images as grievable.Continue reading “Visibility and Violence: seeing the Syrian civil war”

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”