Articles by: Alison Caddick

Author Biography:

Alison Caddick is Editor of Arena (third series), was co-editor of Arena Magazine and is an Arena Publications Editor. With a background in the history and philosophy of science, politics and social studies, she writes on techno-science, the body and prospects for social and cultural change.

Editorial, Arena no. 4: Post-Trump Fantasies

While an America oriented to international climate agreements will make an important contribution, ‘Me? A socialist?’ Biden is not very likely to understand or seek to basically reform the hyper-destructive forces of contemporary capitalism.

Kettling for COVID: Police and protest in Melbourne

…police forces everywhere have been militarising their equipment, procedures and general outlook. They have been taking on the strategies of special operations forces, influenced by discourses of terrorism, learning new and terrifying tactics…

American Dream

Not just precarity but destitution threatens under conditions of COVID, and especially in the United States it threatens people of colour.

Informit: American dream

Why don’t American blacks “know they’ve got it good”?

Kelly and Sheridan are inclined to have it that the reason for the US protests is in part anguish (over disadvantage) but largely the result of a fashion in political identification: identity politics and the fracturing of the polity/society into incommensurate groupings that refuse to identify with the whole.

Gathering In: When home calls, what are the lessons for social thinking?

The Covid-19 crisis has forced a critical question upon us that perhaps, collectively, we have taken for granted: how does our bodily presence, now estranged from almost every other body, shape our social relationships?

Will the Fires Change Everything?

We are passing into an elemental moment, but do we have the language for grasping this?

Informit: Will the fires change everything?

New Arena Rising…

A new Arena for dangerous times: responding to world events and cultural trajectories—participating in the emerging debates

Informit: Gestation for all genders? [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Full surrogacy now: Feminism against family, by Sophie Lewis, Verso, 2019.

Informit: New Arena Rising

What Greta Means

No death cult here: broadening and deepening the eco-protest