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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Looking back at 2009’s The Big Picture takes a wide-ranging look at 2009 and although there is plenty that could be said about these end-of-year photo reflections, really I was just struck by a strange combination of hope and despair. A North Korean woman carries water she collected from the Yalu River in the North Korean city of […]

Book Review: Dialektik der Kommunikationsgesellschaft

Dialektik der Kommunikationsgesellschaft. Richard Münch (1991). Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp. 397 Pages. ISBN 3-518-28480-0. Reviewed by Pablo B. Markin, DAAD Center for German Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Richard Münch‘s 1991 Dialektik der Kommunikationsgesellschaft [The Dialectics of Communication Society (my translation)] makes notable contributions to sociological theory, historical and comparative sociology, and sociological analysis of […]

Tokyo Blues

Back in 2007 I was happy to report on Nurri Kim‘s fascinating photos of blue tarps in Tokyo, but not as happy as I am today to announce the publication of her new book, Tokyo Blues. “Now available for purchase or free download, Tokyo Blues is a photographic record of Nurri Kim’s 2002-2003 investigation into […]

Greetings from Aotearoa

We arrived in Wellington three weeks ago, and have been non-stop busy adjusting to a new city, a new job and a new home. It still startles me to wake up to this view every morning, but I’m not complaining! There’s so much to note about life on this remote and beautiful island nation that […]