Monthly Archives: July 2007

Orientalism now

In a piece I wrote with Sanjay Sharma ‘White Paranoia: Orientalism after Empire’ in a special issue on Orientalism for the journal Fashion Theory (2003) we tried to think about the contemporary modalities of Orientalism in relation to ‘multiculturalist neoliberalism’. … Continue reading

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Racist Enjoyment

In a short contribution I made to the recent themed issue of the new online journal darkmatter I offered a diagrammatic overview of racism and UK Celebrity Big Brother 07. It seems to me that the Lacanian schema I reworked … Continue reading

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Cultural Studies now

The upcoming Cultural Studies Now conference at the University of East London will be a major event examining the critical productivity of Cultural Studies as a discipline and political project. The conference raises a number of key issues: ‘Cultural Studies, … Continue reading

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Asian British Music – a concise history

A short history of Asian-British music I wrote in 2005 for the SALIDAA (South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive) website.

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Cultural Studies Now: an international conference

Cultural Studies Now A major conference at the University of East London July 19th – 22nd 2007 In a technocratic age of cosmopolitan capitalism, is there still a place for a Cultural Studies which is both politically committed and … Continue reading

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The discourse notebook lecture audio archive

Useful link to audio recordings of various lectures by Zizek, Badiou, Kristeva…etc:

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Re-Presenting Diasporas

I am presenting this paper at the Re-Presenting Diaspora conference – White rhizomes and the racial sublime: rethinking diaspora and subjectivity Abstract The dominant western discourses in contemporary cinematic and digital media theories have effectively incorporated the concept of diaspora … Continue reading

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Materialism Today

It seems timely to start this theory blog after attending the recent ‘Materialism Today‘ conference in London. The event, if nothing else, was another provocation to the contemporary doxa of academic left-liberal thinking and democratic politics. Organized under Birbeck College’s … Continue reading

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