Articles by: Charles Barbour

Author Biography:

Charles Barbour is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and a School-Based Member of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. He works primarily on intellectual history, contemporary political theory, and the philosophy of technology.

Big History for World Revolution?: Karatani’s and Graeber and Wengrow’s very different new perspectives

If, for almost all of our history, humans have creatively and continuously improvised new ways of living in common and wilfully abandoned experiments that failed, why has that process stagnated so completely in the modern world?