30 May 2019

SUPERIOR: THE RETURN OF RACE SCIENCE (THE ROYAL INSTITUTION, LONDON)

“Join ‘Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet?’ in conversation with award-winning science writer Angela Saini, as she explores the concept of race, both past and present in her new book – Superior. We’ll be dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today. This event will be hosted by Alex Lathbridge, Oz Ismail, Suhail Patel and Hana Ayoob for the hit science and tech podcast ‘Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet?’”

Find out more here

The Smithsonian’s Book Review of ‘Superior’ here

Angela Saini Superior The Return of Race Science

Image Credit: Superior the Return of Race Science Book by Angela Saini via @4thEstateBooks

4th Estate Publisher link here

 

 

31 May 2019

DREAMING IN A TIME OF NIGHTMARES: BLACK RADICALISM IN THE AGE OF NEOLIBERALISM (CURZON CINEMA, RICHARD HOGGART BUILDING, GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)

The Centre For Urban And Community Research, Sociology Department, Goldsmiths University presents Julia Sauma (UCL), Gargi Bhattarcharyya (UEL), Gabriel Dattatreyan (Goldsmiths) and (Goldsmiths) in dialogue with Kali and Saki Akuno, founders of Cooperation Jackson, a movement building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi.

“The retreat of the state from its responsibility to citizens has created a nightmare where society and individuals are increasingly abandoned to the interests of private capital and neoliberal logic. This has dire and deadly consequences for human and non-human life. In response, people continue to dream, launching movements calling for greater democracy, human rights, workers’ power, and environmental sustainability across the world. But, can these movements overcome the nightmare of capital?”

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BOOK: Rethinking Racial Capitalism: Questions of Reproduction and Survival By Gargi Bhattacharyya

Gargi Bhattacharyya Rethinking Racial Capitalism

Image Credit: Rethinking Racial Capitalism: Questions of Reproduction and Survival Book by Gargi Bhattacharyya via Rowman & Littlefield

“How has capitalism created or enhanced racism? In what ways do the violent histories of slavery and empire continue to influence the allocation of global resources? Rethinking Racial Capitalism: Questions of Reproduction and Survival proposes a return to analyses of racial capitalism – the capitalism that is inextricably linked with histories of racist expropriation…”

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1st June 2019 / 13 June 2019 / 14 June 2019 / 15 June 2019

BOOK LAUNCH: HIDDEN SUSSEX (VARIOUS REGIONS/VENUES)

by Writing Our Legacy

“Writing Our Legacy is thrilled to announce its first print and digital publication, an anthology about the Sussex experience from the Black and ethnic minority perspective. Our aim is to reinvent Sussex Day, which is celebrated in Sussex on 16 June. The book features 23 authors and will also include a newly commissioned map by Josef Cabey and alternative Sussex Day flag, created in the Afro-Caribbean stylings by Jill Carpin, plus a new directory of places to go in Sussex – all from the BAME perspective.”

 

Hidden Sussex Book by Writing Our Legacy

Image Credit: Hidden Sussex Book via Writing Our Legacy @BHwritinglegacy

Book launch events

Sat 1 June 2019, 3.30-5.30pm, Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, Brixton SW2 1JG. Tickets £5/3 concession. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-sussex-book-launch-london-ritzy-tickets-52453388497

Thurs 13 June 2019, 7-8.30pm, Worthing Library, Richmond Rd, Worthing BN11 1HD.Tickets £5/3 concession. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-sussex-book-launch-worthing-tickets-52454567022

Fri 14 June 2019, 7-9pm, DC1 Cafe & Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL. Tickets £5/3 concession. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-sussex-book-launch-eastbourne-tickets-52454853880

Sat 15 June 2019, 6-8pm, New Writing South-The Writers Place, 9 Jew Street, Street, Brighton BN1 1UT. Tickets £5/3 concession. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-sussex-book-launch-brighton-tickets-52454995303

 

 

2 June 2019

THINKING ON SUNDAY: WHO OWNS ENGLAND? (CONWAY HALL, LONDON)

Who Owns England Guy Shrubsole

Image Credit: Who Owns England Book by Guy Shrubsole  @guyshrubsole

“…For centuries, England’s elite have covered up how they got their hands on millions of acres of our land, by constructing walls, burying surveys and more recently, sheltering behind offshore shell companies. But with the dawn of digital mapping and the Freedom of Information Act, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for them to hide. Trespassing through tightly-guarded country estates, ecologically ravaged grouse moors and empty Mayfair mansions, writer and activist Guy Shrubsole has uncovered a wealth of never-before-seen information about the people who own our land, to create the most comprehensive map of ownership in England that has ever been made public…Guy Shrubsole works as a campaigner for Friends of the Earth and has written for numerous publications including the Guardian and New Statesman. In 2016 he started his blog Who Owns England.”

Find out more here

The Guardian’s Book Review of ‘Who Owns England?’ here

 

BOOK: THE NEW ENCLOSURE: THE APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC LAND IN NEOLIBERAL BRITAIN BY BRETT CHRISTOPHERS

Brett Christophers The New Enclosure

Image Credit:  The New Enclosure Book by Brett Christophers @bceagle71

“How public land has been stolen from the British people. Much has been written about Britain’s trailblazing post-1970s privatisation programme, but the biggest privatisation of them all has until now escaped scrutiny: the privatisation of land. Since Margaret Thatcher took power in 1979, and hidden from the public eye, about 10 per cent of the entire British land mass, including some of its most valuable real estate, has passed from public to private hands. Forest land, defence land, health service land and above all else local authority land—for farming and school sports, for recreation and housing—has been sold off en masse. Why? How? And with what social, economic and political consequences? The New Enclosure provides the first ever study of this profoundly significant phenomenon, situating it as a centrepiece of neoliberalism in Britain and as a successor programme to the original eighteenth-century enclosures. With more public land still slated for disposal, the book identifies the stakes and asks what, if anything, can and should be done.”

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The Guardian’s Book Review of ‘the New Enclosure’ here

 

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