Glasgow Reading – May 8, 2022

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Compass Webinar – Living Maps – June 17th

A Compass Webinar, in association with Living Maps
Pausing for Thought: Mindful Perspectives
on a Multiple Crisis.

Wednesday, June 17th 18:30 – 20:00    
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First there was Brexit. Then the Labour Party goes down to a historic defeat with its most radical Social Democratic agenda since 1945. Then widespread floods across the country presage an environmental apocalypse to come unless climate change is properly addressed.

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Telling the Olympic Legacy Story – an Ethnographic Approach – Japan Visit

TALKS ABOUT THE OLYMPICS IN JAPAN 

Telling the Olympic Legacy Story – an  ethnographic  approach   Phil Cohen 

For seven years prior to the London 2012 Games I carried out ethnographic research with local communities most directly affected by the creation of a new Olympic Park In East London. Subsequently I carried out a further round of research  into the local  impact of the 2012 Legac

 

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‘1968’ , THE COMING OF AGE STORY AND THE VIEW FROM LEFT FIELD

Note: This is the text of a keynote address to  the ‘Rethinking 1968’ Conference on September 21st 2018. There is a video of this presentation  and a linked powerpoint elsewhere on my website.

The party spirit

Googling Festschrift ( as one does) I discovered  that it is a relatively recent practice, inaugurated by intellectual emigres from Germany  to the USA , after the rise of Hitler. … Read the rest

CONFERENCE : RETHINKING THE LEGACY OF 1968

left fields and the quest for common ground

 A day of discussions and debates  bringing together different generations of   writers,  researchers and activists to consider the political and cultural legacies of  1968, their bearing on the  future prospects for a more democratic, equal  and participatory society and for modes of research in the arts, humanities and social sciences  that can underpin it.… Read the rest