Teaching Disasters

With some success, I have been teaching Charles Perrow’s “Normal Accident” concept with “Engineering Disasters.” It is a show on the History Channel, which is itself an offshoot of Modern Marvels). Each show is broken-down into usually four or five vignettes … Continue reading

Workshop: Governing through ‘Post-​’: Post-​Disaster, Post-​Conflict, Post-​Crisis? – Warwick, 18th June 2014

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Full details here What is the sig­ni­fic­ance of ‘post’ in post-​disaster, post-​conflict and post-​crisis, and how might we ana­lyze the sim­il­ar­ities in the gov­ern­mental re­sponses to eco­nomic, in­fra­struc­tural and so­ci­etal dis­rup­tion? We con­tend that, des­pite…

3:1 — Post-Crisis (and back again) — 3 of 3

The notion of “post-crisis” that I opened-up this week with was meant to be a hard press against the post-crisis that I have often heard in discussions about “post-crisis economic planning” — that is, “after a crisis and now things are better” (which likely makes … Continue reading

3:1 — On “Decoloniality” (and the Nonhuman) — Post 3 of 3

This is the third post from the trenches of the Eastern Sociological Society’s conference in NYC this past weekend. The linked workshop entitled, “Decoloniality and the Social Sciences,” explored such diverse topics as floating medical clinics, non-GMO seed sharing, the … Continue reading

Abandoned Places

Abandoned places. Stunning visuals. I am of the mind that abandoned places have something, analytically, to contribute to infrastructure studies. Once you click the link, you’ll see that the producers of this compilation (not sure how many pictures are truly … Continue reading

Book Review Symposium – Philip Mirowski’s ‘Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown’

Originally posted on AntipodeFoundation.org:
Guest editor: Brett Christophers, Uppsala University Philip Mirowski’s Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste is an important and distinctive contribution to debates around the politics and economics of the economic crisis which began…