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The World Cup: a tournament of nations and migrants

'The imagined nation of millions is never more real than as a team of eleven named individuals', wrote Eric Hobsbawm. That may need updating for the age of tactical squad rotation, but the football World Cup remains the most popular international ... New Statesman, 1 month ago
The Death Of Nations And The No-Nation Paradigm Market Oracle, 1 month ago

Reflections on the Thoughts that Revolutionized the World

How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism Author: Eric Hobsbawm Price: RMB 88 (hardback) Published by Central Compilation & Translation Press in March 2014, Beijing By ZHANG LETIAN & HOU TIANBAO British historian Eric ...
 China Today3 weeks ago

Captive ideologues

In October 1984, I got my first academic job at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Kolkata (then Calcutta). A week after I joined, a friend from Chennai (then Madras) sent me a petition on the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, which he hoped ...
 Calcutta Telegraph3 days ago

The sabha system

Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna was in Delhi earlier this month, in conversation with VK Karthika, the chief editor of HarperCollins India. The talk had been organised to promote Krishna's book, A Southern Music, a staggering work on the evolution, ...
 Hindu Business Line3 days ago

Nadine Gordimer, flower of the Highveld

The region known as the Highveld in South Africa consists of a large plateau that peaks at 2100 metres and embraces much of the provinces of Gauteng and the Orange State. Much of it is open grassland embraced by the Mpamulanga Drakensberg mountain ...
 Business Day Nigeria4 days ago

Harriet Dunbar-Morris, Ivor Gaber, Barbara Graziosi, Constantine Sandis and Sharon Wheeler...

A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers Harriet Dunbar-Morris, executive officer to the vice-chancellor, University of Bradford, is reading Charlotte Rogan's The Lifeboat (Virago, 2013). I wasn't sure about a tale set entirely ...
 Times Higher Education Supplement5 days ago

Tightrope between soul and market

Nowadays, most self-respecting companies have a mission statement. Often, the senior management has spent weeks—partly in a retreat—weighing the wording. Thinking deeply about what we want to be as a company can only be encouraged. But with most ...
 Livemint.com6 days ago

A pseudo-democracy in a free Orwellian world — II

In the process of alienated labour, man loses his genuine traits. A second nature takes over, which militates against any change that would disrupt and perhaps even abolish this dependence of man on a market (Herbert Marcuse). Due to falling wages ...
 Daily Times1 week ago

Birkbeck historian Professor Joanna Bourke elected as Fellow of the British Academy

Birkbeck's prize-winning scholar Professor Joanna Bourke was elected today as a Fellow of the British Academy the prestigious national academy representing the humanities and social sciences. The honour was conferred in recognition of her ...
 Digital Journal1 week ago

Brazil's shattered football hopes mirror society's failings

Football is the vehicle for a series of dramatisations of our society, wrote Roberto DaMatta, a prominent Brazilian anthropologist. In this country of 200-million, football isn't merely a game; it is a cultural construct with parallels in ...
 Mail & Guardian Online1 week ago
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