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Next meeting & next year

So, on Friday December 13th in The Glen (Glengower Hotel) on the seafront at 6pm, we propose to propose to read:

Wapner, P. (forthcoming, 20014) Sacrifice. In Carl Death (ed.) Critical Environmental Politics. Routledge, Abingdon. [Copy from Kelvin (kelvin.john.mason at gmail.com)]

And here are some suggestions for next year:

Taylor P. (2013) Putting theory to work – a.k.a ‘if you don’t like academia, why don’t you leave?’ Ephemera. http://www.ephemerajournal.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/contribution/13-4taylor.pdf

 and/or Bloom, P. (2013) Fight for your alienation: The fantasy of employability and the ironic struggle for self-exploitation. Ephemera. http://www.ephemerajournal.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/contribution/13-4bloom.pdf

Keen, David. ‘War and Peace: What’s the Difference?’ International Peacekeeping 7, no. 4 (2000), pp 1-22.

and/or Kühn, F.P., 2012a. The Peace Prefix: Ambiguities of the Word ‘Peace’. International Peacekeeping, 19(4), 396-409.

 And Chatterton, P., Featherstone, D., & Routledge, P. (2012) Articulating Climate Justice in Copenhagen: Antagonism, the Commons, and Solidarity. Antipode 5(3) 602-620

We can discuss these and other suggestions (we could do with some audio-visual stuff as well as non-academic activist stuff) and finalise a list with dates when we meet 🙂

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Next Reading – Making is Connecting 15th November

Hi all,

It seems there is interest in the making theme, yay. I think we agreed last time we could meet 15th November in the Glen at 6pm.

If you are around and would like to come to our makers workshop open day on the 9th you would be very welcome: http://www.floweringelbow.org/2013/makers-community/first-open-workshop-day-coming-up-soon/

Otherwise, come another time!

So, if we go for the introduction and conclusion of the ‘Making is Connecting’ book by David Gauntlett, these are free to download off his website: http://www.makingisconnecting.org/  and maybe you might have a look at some of the videos and other things on that site. Also we have a little piece on our blog that might be worth looking at: http://www.floweringelbow.org/2012/mend/musings-on-mending-mendrs/

Cheers

Sam