Category Archives: coloniality

Liberation and living well

This week I’ve been busy in two distinct areas of “scholarly activism”.  At first sight they might seem very disparate, but I think they are part of the same overall project. On Monday, the Steady State Manchester collective, of which … Continue reading

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On Armed Forces Day, 2010

21 June, 2010 Last Saturday was a lovely day so we went to the seaside. Scarborough in fact. Arriving in this still distinctive traditional English seaside spa town we realised something was going on – ooh a festival, a fête, … Continue reading

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Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structures and coloniality V2

Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structures and coloniality A working paper, 2013, Version 2 May, 2014 reframing the mess we are in V2 I have continued to work on these themes and thought it worth doing an update of the … Continue reading

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Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structure complexes and coloniality.

Originally posted on Uncommontater:
Re-framing the mess we’re in:  ideology-action-structures and coloniality. This is a working paper in which I explore some ideas I’ve been working with.  It takes a long and comprehensive view of where we are, how we…

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Festival review: El Sueño Existe

http://thejazzbreakfast.com/2013/09/02/festival-review-el-sueno-existe/ Well this review has saved me the job of writing a post on El Sueño Existe (The Dream Lives On). It captures very well the unique feel of the festival which, at 40 years after the imperio-fascist coup in … Continue reading

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New Left Review – Yonatan Mendel: New Jerusalem

New Left Review – Yonatan Mendel: New Jerusalem. Good timing NLR! The above article gives some useful background to the observations on Jerusalem/Al Quds in my post on Palestine below.  It ends by noting the increasingly prevalent view that the … Continue reading

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Another colonialism – Palestine May 2013

We are just back from 11 fascinating days in Palestine – that is, the ‘West Bank’ and East Jerusalem.  Now, I’ve resolved to reduce flying for the obvious ecological reasons but this invitation to speak at an International community psychology … Continue reading

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The psychologists gather

Just back from Harrogate where the British Psychological Society were meeting.   Why go there when I’m so ambivalent about these professional clubs?  Well they were kind enough to give me an award for ‘the promotion of equality of opportunity’, for … Continue reading

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Shropshire, more films and the Mid-Staffs Scandal

Yes, this post will go all over the place, like I did this week….. A short midweek break at Bishop’s Castle, a quaint but real town in Shropshire.  The Border country where Saxon and Welsh place names mix (along with … Continue reading

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A film and a concert. Communication and development. Jazz and decoloniality.

An evening with two cultural events last Thursday. Firstly we went to a film screening (indeed a UK premiere) at the Manchester Latin America and Spanish Film Festival, Una Vida sin Palabras (A Life without Words).  It was a documentary … Continue reading

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