Tag: modernity

Into the Breach, by Guy Rundle

A politics for the new divisions

Introduction – Issue 43/44 ‘Making Modernity: From the Mashriq to the Maghreb’

The recent wave of revolutions across the Arab world has brought to the surface the contradictions in popular understandings of the Middle East and North Africa. The place of the region in the global history of modernity has been unsettled yet again...

Launch: Arena Journal and Arena Magazine

Event

October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Readings Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, 3053
Join us for the launch of Arena Journal double issue no. 43/44, ‘From the Mashriq to the Maghreb’, edited by Virginie Rey, Stephen Pascoe and Paul James, and issue no. 138 of Arena Magazine to get up-to-date with essays on current events and new thinking.

Vaccine Hesitancy

The rational scepticism that has been the province of science for 400 years has now been turned back onto science itself, and everyone thinks they are qualified to form a scientific opinion.

The Reality of TV

Television isn’t to blame for every social ill but neither is it neutral, write Melinda Hinkson.

The State and Terror in the New Era

Jenny Hocking: Imprecision over the language of 'terrorism' and its application, leads to concerns that counter-terrorist security measures will be broadly targetted in ways that are neither appropriate nor efficient, ways that may impinge upon legitimate political agitation and dissent

What Hope for Years to Come?

Geoff Sharp: In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States, the tension between religious piety and imperial power reveals the urgent need for re-examination of the new social forms

Return of the Repressed

Matthew Ryan: There's a New War on an Old Frontier and Indigenous Cultures are in the Firing Line

Towards Global Diversity

The combination of high technology and the market has produced new kind of economy and culture, writes John Hinkson