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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Rewriting Lyotard

Conference, University of Alberta
February 11-13, 2011
Rewriting Lyotard aims to bring together students and faculty from the University of Alberta and universities across the US and UK, whose research considers the work of French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard. Over the course of two and half days of papers and discussion, presenters and audience members will have the [...]

New Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies

Announcing new online journal Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies/Revue d’études interculturelles de l’image.
Imaginations is an open-access online peer-reviewed journal born out of research and developments in cross-cultural and intersecting epistemological fields that have at their root a determined focus on the role and power of the image in contemporary culture and in cultural [...]

Book Review: Pigeon Trouble: Bestiary Biopolitics in a Deindustrialized America

Hoon Song. Pigeon Trouble: Bestiary Biopolitics in a Deindustrialized America. 2010. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 262 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8122-4242-3
Reviewed by Marcel LaFlamme, Department of Anthropology, Rice University (US)
On the first Monday of September, the townspeople of Hegins, Pennsylvania would assemble in the park to kill pigeons. Birds rounded up in the railyards [...]

Book Review: Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies

Ignacio Farías and Thomas Bender (eds.) Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies. 2010. London: Routledge. 352 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-48662-0
Reviewed by Andrew Karvonen, Manchester Architecture Research Centre, University of Manchester (UK)
In past three decades, actor-network theory (ANT) has infiltrated a wide range of theories, methods, and empirical studies throughout the social sciences [...]