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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Neil Southwell: Rock’n’Neil

 

My friend and colleague in the School of Education at the University of Northampton, Neil Southwell has been playing rock music for some years now. Indeed, he used to play professionally in a band.

 

He has a new web site called Rock’n’Neil where you can hear some of his latest compositions.

 

See: http://bandmix.co.uk/rocknneil/

 

In addition, some readers might be interested in Neil’s essay on Robert Owen and education.

 

See:

Southwell, N. (2000) Robert Owen: Education the Fun Way? online at http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=contributions&sub=Robert%20Owen%20on%20Education

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New Issue of Cultural Logic

 

The new issue of CULTURAL LOGIC is now on line at:

http://clogic.eserver.org/2007/2007.html

(Please note the new blog feature.)

Daveid Siar, for the Editors

Index:

Roland Boer
“Socialism, Christianity, and Rosa Luxemborg”

Philip Bounds
“George Orwell and the Dialogue with English Marxism”

Paula Cerni
“The Age of Consumer Capitalism”

Stephen C. Ferguson II
“Social Contract as Bourgeois Ideology”

Grover Furr and Vladimir Bobrov
“Nicolai Bukharin’s First Statement of Confession in the Lubianka”

Catherine Gouge
“‘Amibivalent Technologies’ of American Citizenship”

Bruno Gulli
“Early Plenitude: An Essay on Sovereignty and Labor”

Katerina Kolozova
“The Project of Non-Marxism: Arguing for ‘Monstrously’ Radical Concepts”

John Maerhofer
“Aimé Césaire and the Crisis of Aesthetic and Political Vangardism ”

Michael Mikulak
“Cross-pollinating Marxism and Deep Ecology: Towards a Post-humanist Eco-humanism”

Terence Patrick Murphy
“From Alignment to Commitment: The Early Work of James Kelman”

Ronald Paul
“”To turn the whole world upside-down’: Women and Revolution in The Non-Stop Connolly Show ”

Philip Tonner
“Freud, Bentham: Panopticism and the Super-Ego”

Hristos Verikukis
“Popper’s Double Standard of Scientificity in Criticizing Marxism “

Reviews

Ivan Cañadas
Christos Tsiolkas, Dead Europe

David Hursh
Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine
and
Peter McLaren and Nathalia Jaramillo: Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire

Howard Pflanzer
Robert Roth, Health Proxy

Louis Proyect
Amazing Grace

Charlie Samuya Veric, Tamara Powell, and John Streamas
E. San Juan, Jr., Balikbayang Mahal

Poetry by

Christopher Barnes

Dave Bruzina

Iftekhar Sayeed

George Snedeker

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Visit the Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk
See The Ockress at: http://www.theockress.com
Glenn’s web log, the Volumizer is at:
http://journals.aol.co.uk/rikowskigr/Volumizer

Education As Culture Machine

 

 

This is the title of a new article by Glenn Rikowski.

 

It can be viewed at the Volumizer: http://journals.aol.co.uk/rikowskigr/Volumizer

 

 

The full reference and direct URL is:

Rikowski, G. (2008) Education As Culture Machine, posted to the Volumizer on 25th September:
http://journals.aol.co.uk/rikowskigr/Volumizer/entries/2008/09/25/education-as-culture-machine/1914

 

The Rikowski website, The Flow of Ideas is at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Centre for Education for Social Justice – Launch and Inaugural Lecture by Tony Benn

Peace, Justice & Knowledge

The First Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture

Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln

Monday 13th October 2008, 6.00pm

 

The Launch marks what would have been the 82nd birthday of Caroline Benn (1926 – 2000). Caroline devoted her life to education for social justice and was co-founder of the Campaign for Comprehensive Education, and a leading member of the Hillcole Group of Radical Left Educators. Caroline wrote extensively about the roles and purposes of education. Her enduring commitment to education for social justice makes it fitting that the first lecture of the C4E4SJ each academic year is to be named in her honour. We are delighted that this inaugural lecture, Peace, Justice and Knowledge, is to be delivered by her husband, Tony Benn

 

Details of the aims and purposes of the Centre, its mission and opportunities for membership will be available at the launch. Drinks will be served from 5.30 pm. The inaugural lecture will commence at 6.00 pm and will be followed by a light buffet.

 

If you would like to attend, then please contact:

Hannah Clipsham

The Events Office

Bishop Grosseteste University College

LINCOLN

LN1 3DY

Email: h.r.clipsham@bishopg.ac.uk

Tel: 01522 583702

 

Ticket sales close in a few days time

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Visit the Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk
See The Ockress at: http://www.theockress.com
Glenn’s web log, the Volumizer is at: http://journals.aol.co.uk/rikowskigr/Volumizer

Glenn Rikowski at firgoa, see:
http://firgoa.usc.es/drupal/taxonomy/term/353
  

Broke and Broken – A Critique of the Higher Education Funding System

 

 

The UK National Union of Students (NUS) has produced an excellent and disturbing report on the higher education student funding in England: Broke and Broken – A Critique of the Higher Education Funding System. This well-researched report how students in England have to: ‘take a huge financial risk, with no guarantee of success’ (p.4). Money can readily be found for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or to rescue financial institutions such as Northern Rock. Yet the Blairite UK government feels ‘unable’ and unwilling to invest sufficiently in the talents and creative capacities of the nation’s students – who will go on to add billions to UK economic growth via the exploitation of their skilled labour power and in working to better the lives of millions in what remains of our ‘public’ services.

 

You can view the full report at: http://www.nus.org.uk/en/Campaigns/Broke-and-Broken/Broke-and-Broken-the-report/

 

 

Glenn Rikowski

 

Visit the Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

See The Ockress at: http://www.theockress.com
Glenn Rikowski at firgoa, see: http://firgoa.usc.es/drupal/taxonomy/term/353
His University of Northampton, School of Education Staff Profile is at: http://almond.admin.nene.ac.uk:7777/portal/page?_pageid=213,6567769&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL 
Glenn’s Online Publications can be found at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Currently listening :
Fear of a Blank Planet
By Porcupine Tree
Release date: 2007-04-24
 

IS THE FUTURE CONSERVATIVE?
 

 

THIS IS A NEW E-BOOK, AVAILABLE FOR FREE AT: http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/conservative.pdf

EDITED BY JON CRUDDAS MP AND JONATHAN RUTHERFORD AND PRODUCED JOINTLY BY COMPASS, SOUNDINGS AND RENEWAL
Do the New Conservatives provide any answers to the challenges that lie ahead? What political direction might they take if they win the next election?

This new e-book brings together critical analysis of New Conservative thinking by writers from the left and right – including Neal Lawson, Oliver Letwin MP, Tony Juniper, John Harris and Tory thinker Phillip Blond.

PUBLIC DEBATE
‘IS THE FUTURE CONSERVATIVE?’ 7PM, MONDAY 6 OCTOBER, KINGS PLACE
Soundings and The Guardian’s Comment is Free present a series of public debates on ‘Who owns the Progressive Future?’ at Kings Place, London N1 (
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk). The first debate on Monday 6 October will be ‘Is the Future Conservative?’ with Ferdinand Mount, Jesse Norman, Anastasia de Waal and Janet Daley. For details see: http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/seminar4.html

For more analysis of the New Conservatives see also Jonathan Rutherford’s article in Soundings 39, ‘Fraternity without equality, and other Conservative ideals’:
http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/soundings/articles/10s39rutherford.pdf

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Visit the Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

See The Ockress at: http://www.theockress.com
Glenn Rikowski at firgoa, see: http://firgoa.usc.es/drupal/taxonomy/term/353
His University of Northampton, School of Education Staff Profile is at: http://almond.admin.nene.ac.uk:7777/portal/page?_pageid=213,6567769&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL 
Glenn’s Online Publications can be found at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Currently listening :
Substrata 2
By Biosphere
Release date: 2003-09-22
 

Anyone who knows the way that the rail network in the UK struggles along will be familiar with the ‘bus replacement service’, where buses substitute for trains, mainly at weekends when people are less likely to be working. Rikowski’s Weblog “All that is Solid” replaces the “Rikowski Newsletter”, which is on AOL. Thus, it is not a downgraded service, as with the train/bus example, but an upgrade. We can include much more than could ever be produced on the “Rikowski Newsletter”.

This blog constitutes enhancement as well as replacement – I hope.

Glenn Rikowski

The Rikowski web site, ‘The Flow of Ideas’, is at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Glenn Rikowski’s AOL blog, ‘Volumizer’, which mainly focuses on the critique of England’s education policy from a Marxist perspective, is at: http://journals.aol.co.uk/rikowskigr/Volumizer

The Rikowski Newsletter is at: http://hometown.aol.co.uk/rikowskigr/myhomepage/newsletter.html

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