Daily Archives: October 2, 2010

Sociobiology: The New Synthesis

Sociobiology: The New Synthesis — a classic work first published in 1975,  created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society … Continue reading

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Ivan Illich: deschooling, conviviality, informal education and lifelong learning

Known for his critique of modernization and the corrupting impact of institutions, Ivan Illich’s concern with deschooling, learning webs and the disabling effect of professions has struck a chord among many informal educators. We explore key aspects of his theory … Continue reading

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Tools for Conviviality – Ivan Illich

To formulate a theory about a future society both very modern and not dominated by industry, it will be necessary to recognize natural scales and limits. We must come to admit that only within limits can machines take the place … Continue reading

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Critical and Vygotskian theories of education: a comparison

Critical and Vygotskian theories of education: a comparison It is a well-known implication of Activity Theory that the development of human beings cannot be adequately understood from a universalistic point of view. Development means learning to participate in human activities, … Continue reading

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Social Engineering the World’s Freest Economy: Neo-liberal capitalism and Neo-liberal Governmentality in Singapore

The goals of this essay can be variously stated. Its broadest aim is to contribute to the study of the relationship between political economy and mode of governance. Its specific goal is to examine one particular mode of political economy … Continue reading

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Imaging Place: Storymapping – Exploring the Naturalists’ Sense of Place

Our bodily experience of movement is not a particular case of knowledge; it provides us with a way of access to the world and the object , with a ‘praktognosia’, which has to be recognized as original and perhaps as … Continue reading

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The Friend as Conceptual Persona in Deleuze and Guattari

Even if the friend is nowadays no longer thinkable according to his traditional concept as a socio-political category, we still have, as I shall argue in the following paper, a friend in thought. I will mainly refer to What Is … Continue reading

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Deleuze, Marx and Politics

A critical and provocative exploration of the political, conceptual and cultural points of resonance between Deleuze’s minor politics and Marx’s critique of capitalist dynamics, Deleuze, Marx and Politics is the first book to engage with Deleuze’s missing work, The Grandeur … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Schizophrenia – Contemporary Visual Culture and the Acceleration of Identity Formation/Dissolution

My central contention is that late capitalism not only accelerates the flow of capital, but also accelerates the rate at which subjects assume identities. Identity formation is inextricably linked to the urge to consume, and therefore the acceleration of capitalism … Continue reading

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La Máquina Deleuze

Si acceder a la máquina de pensar de Gilles Deleuze es algo difícil de conseguir, hacerla accesible a otros es, por lo menos, un logro indiscutible. Y aunque pueda resultar, en principio, desalentador encontrar que de cuatrocientas páginas sólo treinta … Continue reading

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