Category Archives: Politics

Media, Culture, Photography

I teach courses in media ethics and visual culture. While I was not shocked to see the picture that the Cambridge Times choose to publish on the front page for reasons that I will explain, I thought it was necessary … Continue reading

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Occupy

The American social theorist Cornel West describes the Occupy Movement as a “democratic awakening” yet it is difficult to see any form of democratic awakening coming through the collective tent slumber of its participants.             I am sympathetic to certain … Continue reading

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Kristeva and the Stranger.

Stop- sufferer, stranger, you must not trespass!…                                         Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus                                                                    Introduction   How to understand the foreigner, the alien and outsider in our time is both a political and ethical question. How various states and traditions have … Continue reading

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