back to Civilisation and Its Discontents
some notes on Book Week and the intersection of gender, structure, and constrained (but real) agency in some local families (with inspo from Gorz, Nancy…
a slightly edited transcript of a video I made for my students in April 2021, just before the second year's worth of lockdowns hit and smashed us...
a piece from August 2020, re-published in August 2022
Freudian aspects of modern American culture, and a bridge to Freud's insistence that happiness is the purpose of our lives, as revealed by our behaviour
Opening back onto the critique of society in psychoanalytic social theory, one semi-automatic brain dump at a time
What then can we make of this fifteen-year set of transformations? How might we distil the key factors, moments, and waypoints, with a decade and a half…
Suburban Corporate-isation, proletarianization, precarity: 2015-2021.
Transition and interstice, 2011-14: the emergence of the sessional and the school manager and the abdication of the professoriate, demand-driven system…
Sandstone, ‘06-‘14: from pencils, paper, profs, and tutors to email, spreadsheets, sessionals and school managers
during March and April, Chris invited me to have a free-flowing conversation about technology, and living together somehow
on losing one's mojo for no good reason....