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  • mcincrisis 11:17 on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: culture, Eagleton, Fundamentalism, Religion, Socialism, Zizek   

    enjoyed Terry Eagleton’s talk on Social… 

    enjoyed Terry Eagleton’s talk on Socialism and Culture at Marxism ’09 in which he said that there is no opposition between being critical of religion and defending everyone’s right to practice religion in the context of contemporary Islamophobia. Slavoj Zizek’s talk also usefully demonstrated how liberalism creates fundamentalism.

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  • mcincrisis 15:24 on January 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: crisis, culture, , , , , universalism   

    Questioning the European ‘Crisis of Multiculturalism’ 

    resist-mc“Culture and community are caught in a circular, tautological reasoning… culture is being invoked to solve problems that previously were the province of economics and politics.”
    George Y├║dice, The Expediency of Culture (2003: 25)

    The idea that multiculturalism is in crisis is a predominant feature of the post-9/11 world and has become a pronounced aspect of public debate across Western Europe. (More …)

     
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