Tara Joshi's POTTED HISTORY OF THE 1990S BRITISH (SOUTH) ASIAN UNDERGROUND This is from Mix Mag. Fantastic to see. Except for the annoying subscribe pop ups, the content and layout of this is all that was great about the 1990s UK music scene (no not that Britpop gak) - https://mixmag.net/feature/south-asian-underground-1990s-history-series-ritu-nitin-sawhney-sweety-kapoor "A POTTED HISTORY OF THE … Continue reading 25 years since Dis-Orienting Rhythms
Because of the money-suck, the corporate sponsorship (riotinto making the medals in London), the fake moralism about drugs, the 'security' policing, the clearing of the inner city of undesirables, the hypocrisy, this is an old 'fax art' poster from my archives, circa 1990. We made many of these on the politics department photocopier. qrf
This is well worth a look (not only for the conference ad it has): https://bandungspirit.org/
Grey rainy day walk with the kids in the Arboretum of Nottingham, the city's first park set out mid 19th Century. The park contains a monument to the thefts of the British in China and Russia. A stylised pagoda contains a replica bell (the original is stashed in a regimental hq in Preston) that was … Continue reading Stolen temple bell and replica cannon. Opium and Crimean War relics in Nottingham.
Some notes from 2012... Gunnersbury Bagh. (Kill your darlings 10) 26/04/2017 ~ JOHN HUTNYK ~ [A set of cuts that jettison the last underworked section of the book – residue of a previous plan, now offcuts in the sawdust.] Ethnography as a hobby or habit. The day off. With comrades, significantly not anthropologists, I visited the 2012 London Mela with this … Continue reading Repost: for the Olympics and the Nostalgia…
Another set of items for the exotica files (link below), is a set of documents held in the national Archives of Japan and I think very useful for the next time we get to visit Hoi An (soon I hope): The image below is Sataro Araki's junk. He was a successful trader from Nagasaki who … Continue reading Japan – Vietnam archives
Pretty happy to see this taken seriously. Its like I was waiting for someone to reach for the falling penny. When it happens, its come with a whole new angle, or several, but most importantly Robyn Marasco finds new ways to displace the trivialisers and poseurs. The reading via Jose Esteban Munoz has a lot … Continue reading Bataille and anti-fascist politics.
This is an actual event - by which I mean an important discussion that makes important moves, negotiates languages and ambiguities of the decolonial/postcolonial/colonial. There is good material here that moves us past the documentary and first steps of critical orientalism - to recall a longer complex anti-colonial history through to ... well, travel with … Continue reading Saurabh Dube. Post/de/colonial.
Die Komödie des Despotismus, die mit uns aufgeführt wird ... Der Staat ist ein zu ernstes Ding, um zu einer Harlekinade gemacht zu werden. Man könnte vielleicht ein Schiff voll Narren eine gute Weile vor dem Winde treiben lassen; aber seinem Schicksal trieb' es entgegen eben darum, weil die Narren dies nicht glaubten. Dieses Schicksal … Continue reading Letters
NINTH ALL-INDIAORIENTAL CONFERENCE TRIVANDRUM DECEMBER 20th to 22nd 1937Observations taken more than acentury ago, these* papers describe many things which areno longer actual, and they are become records. Recordsnot tha word recall long series of volumes edited forthe India Office and arrays of thick folios printed and issuedby several of the provincial Governments of India … Continue reading Lost Blue Books of India
It seems in Sri Lanka a holy text was burnt... a 'heretical' text brought from Benares, but not burnt before it inspired the king (Kumaradasa) and some devoted souls... From: https://atelim.com/input-by-the-sri-lanka-tripitaka-project-released-by-dhammavas.html?part=38 Dipavamso Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa. circa 500 AD. "In the days of Kumaradasa, King of Ceylon, there lived in the city of Southern Madura … Continue reading Further fun with Blue Books
There are some crimes that are longer-term than others... As I am finding from spending part of the morning exploring archival images, such as this one. A 'British propaganda poster from the Second World War, printed in England by A.C. Ltd, listing Britain’s 49 colonies. A soldier from the Ceylon Garrison Artillery takes pride of … Continue reading Colonial Hyperbole, with gaps
I was looking something up and stumbled upon a quote of me that I did not recognise - that class 'does not make much sense'. I am pretty appalled to be called left libertarian and neo-Weberian from a Northern think-tank (!!) - and completely misquoted - in this way by Ebert and Zavarzadeb in an … Continue reading Class – and critique – in Bad Marxism, poking fun.
Reposted from three years ago because - the stats tell me - at least one copy has been downloaded every day this month. Either its a dedicated bot that won't give up, or someone put it on a reading list again. I never get royalties for this these days as the addresses had not been … Continue reading The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation
Another paragraph on the cutting floor: The idea of reparations going from Vietnam to the US seems obscene unless we really think international solidarity. Compared to prison memoirs, accessibility to the American reconstruction of the war is abundantly available in a series of blockbuster films (besides Rambo, Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket … Continue reading Kill your Darlings again: Spike Lee’s faulty reparations
If you joined the Handbrick of Marxism book-launch with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak last evening you will have seen her talk on citizens as agents, global Marx, supplementing vanguardism and other themes - tagging Ambedkar, Du Bois and Disha Ravi... incalculability, poetry of the future, redistribution, much more. A tour de force - though you need … Continue reading Spivak – citizen as agent
Conference Proceedings ISSH2019 Innovations in the Humanities and Social Sciences conference October 2019 Ton Duc Thang University - Conference Proceedings in full. Indexed in the Clarivate ISI Conference Proceedings Index proceedings-chieu-27-9-1Download
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I really want to go on this today : << this is an article from The Telegraph newspaper in Kolkata>> : The 11-hour ride, which will have its inaugural run on February 14, will cost Rs 350 and will have one-and-a-half hour stops The “European Settlement Boat Ride” cruise vesselTelegraph picture Kinsuk Basu | Calcutta | Published 13.02.21, 01:32 … Continue reading Weekend cruise to Serampore, Chandernagore
Writing to a friend I fell down the Stalin rabbit-hole. It started off reasonably for a sunday evening, thinking, because of some translation work I am doing, that we have a lot to learn from the ways Progress Press and the Foreign Languages Publishing House and David Ryazanov in the Marx-Engels Institute set the tone. … Continue reading Ryazanov
Historical Materialists presents a webinar on: "Reading/Translating Capital Yet Again" Speaker: John Hutnyk Faculty, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam Moderator: Abhijit RoyFaculty, Jadavpur University Date: January 28, 2021Time: 7pm onwards Meeting Link https://meet.google.com/bpe-iwug-cru
In an essay last term, students Làu Cẩm Tú and Hồ Phạm Ngọc Trân brought out the problems and possibilities inherent in Ruth Benedicts work style - though there is still a very strong prejudice in anthropology that you must go to a place to see for yourself. The argument against this is an elaboration of Benedict … Continue reading Comparativism
https://www.redspark.nu/en/theory/flp-announcing-the-upcoming-release-of-the-selected-works-of-mao-zedong-vol-ix/ This is how to do an announcement!. It is well worth reading for both what it says about translation work (as I work on the difficult texts of Bác Hồ) and for its deeply cautious and researched engagement with the GPCR "It does not serve the interests of the bourgeoisie to train younger generations … Continue reading FLP: Announcing the upcoming release of the Selected Works of Mao Zedong Vol. IX – Redspark
The blue plaque for Ho Chi Minh on the site of the former Carlton Hotel, where he worked as Van Ba. It is on New Zealand House in Haymarket. Google maps seems to indicate its on the east side. Fairly obviously there should also be a plaque on the Drayton Hotel in Ealing where Bac … Continue reading Blue Plaque for Ho Chi Minh
The integument bursts asunder (worst translation ever of Marx)Die Hülle ... wird gesprengt. - Discussion [coming out soon-ish].Introducing the Commodity — Capital Course - multiple iterations
15 minutes approx per paper, what can we make of the lectures, reading and discussion that offers arguments to challenge readers and convey the relevance of anthro texts for contemporary issues and concerns (still).
From the very first Tecoma Youth CYSS(tem) one to a few neat things already linked here - The Paper, Invisible Finger - I've always enjoyed the Zine scene (not too seriously): Monoscop has a pretty handy, somewhat US-ocentric, list of links: https://monoskop.org/Zine_culture Contents Events Tokyo Zinester Gathering, Café Lavandería, Tokyo, annually since c.2014.Zine Camp, WORM, … Continue reading Zines
"La richesse des sociétés dans lesquelles règne le mode de production capitalistes'annonce comme une «immense accumulation de marchandises1».L'analyse de la marchandise, forme élémentaire de cette richesse, sera parconséquent le point de départ de nos recherches.'Marx Le Capital 1872 The first sentence of Marx's Das Kapital rendered in French (by Marx) has the riches of the … Continue reading First Sentence yet again, this time with a French accent
The bit where haunted buildings are mentioned strangely has the sound drop out, but there are some great things to explore still... and the drone and inserts could have been cheesy however they work very well. Credit due. https://youtu.be/17hl6rmZUSM
The Corporate Imaginary, In Thesis Eleven August 13, 2020 Co research in Vietnam for the anthropology classroom with Do Thi Xuan Huong, in Education Philosophy and Theory, 2020, with supplement rept_a_1752187_sm3452 The Pecuniary Animus of the University in Education, Philosophy and Theory, 2020 If the Tigers and Cyclones Don’t Get You, the Law Will, South Asia 2019 Global … Continue reading Recent stuffs: