Things I learnt today- you can't watch half an episode of 'The Good Wife' - it's too compelling in a gourmet bubblegum for the mind kind of way. chest expanders are fun the physicality of archival research is fun. On the third point - those of us old enough to remember Before The Web might... Continue Reading →
On Tuesday 16th June, Dr Mark Diesendorf was in the hot seat. In front of a capacity audience of about 120 people, he outlined the report [pdf] about achieving 100% renewable energy that he has just written for the Conservation Council of South Australia. He also fielded a very wide variety of questions from the... Continue Reading →
Corris, P. (2007) The Big Score: Cliff Hardy Cases Peter Corris is an Australian author of very very many books (with a relatively small book market, if you want to pay the bills, you have to pursue a high volume low margins strategy). One of his mainstays is the Private Eye Cliff Hardy. Based in... Continue Reading →
Night Crawler You should see this film. Especially if you care about understanding noeliberalism and its consequences for those who perpetrate it and those on the receiving end. Jake Gyllenhal is brilliant as “Lou Bloom” (the name is a joke – there is nothing fertile about this guy, he drops toxic leaves all around him).... Continue Reading →
Interview with Professor Clive Hamilton on the "Anthropocene", in the startlingly noisy cafe at the John Rylands Library (the first few minutes are the worst - it gets easier to hear as time goes on).
Some not-yet-jaded climate activists are getting quite excited that six European Oil companies recently wrote a letter to the United Nations requesting a carbon price and emissions trading scheme. Ever-so-kindly,they even offered to help design it… This is part of the general flurry of activity in the lead up to the Paris climate change talks... Continue Reading →
So, the latest symposium is almost here. The three papers under discussion are – Schneiberg, M. and Lounsbury, M., 2008, Social movements and institutional analysis, in: Greenwood, R., Oliver, C., Andersen, S.K. and Suddaby, R. (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, CA: Sage, 650-672 Lounsbury, M., Ventresca, M., and Hirsch, P.M., 2003, 'Social movements,... Continue Reading →