By Ernest Larsen and Sherry Millner. Travel: Getting from this place to that place in one piece. We arrived in Phnom Penh on the so-called fast boat from Chau Doc, a mere six hours upriver, and weighing at least two kilos lighter, after the slow/fast sweatbath in the ever-increasing heat. At the Viet/Cambodian border, a minor blip with Sherry’s passport might well have sent us back downriver.
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The Center for Place, Culture and Politics invites you to celebrate publication of Protest and Organization in the Alternative Globalization Era by Heather Gautney.
By Ernest Larsen and Sherry Millner. Sherry and I arrived at Tan Son Nhut Airport–a designation like so many others with a grim resonance for us for more than forty years–just minutes before Tet, the week-long New Year’s Festival was to begin. Outside the airport people were clamoring for taxis–so anxious or so excited were they to get into Saigon proper before the Year of the Tiger began. We got in the mood.
Protest and Organization in the Alternative Globalization Era, by Heather Gautney, details the history of the alter-globalization protests over the last decade and the attempts by various groups on the global left to build alternatives to neoliberal development through the mechanism of the World Social Forum.
Those in the London area over the next two months may want to check out this seven-week long series of artist residencies on the theme of art, action and activism at the Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston.
Each spring in New York City, Left Forum gathers intellectuals and activists from around the world to address the burning issues of our times. The theme for 2010 is “The Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination.” Find out more information, propose a panel, or register for the forum here.
November 20, 2009 Friday 4 to 6 PM Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Panel members: Event and panel host: Lisa Duggan (SCA, NYU) The Queer Child: Or Growing Sideways in the … Continue reading “Panel Discussion and Book Party, 20 November 2009”
On Friday, November 13, 2009, Social Text celebrated its 30th anniversary and the recent publication of our 100th issue. More details here.
Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice Edited by Heather D. Gautney, Neil Smith, Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson. Routledge, 2009. Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice draws on the fields of geography, political theory, and cultural studies to analyze … Continue reading “New from Social Text Authors”