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Economic shifts

April 18, 2018

With any change of the economic foundation, the entire immense superstructure is more or less rapidly transformed. In considering such transformations, a distinction should always be made between the material transformation of the economic conditions of production, which can be determined with the precision of natural science, and the legal, political, religious, aesthetic or philosophic–in […]

London’s ancient rental ideas

A brief exposition of the historical origins of the leasehold system is instructive as it shows why it, and not a freehold system, for instance, was so prevalent during the 19th century, a factor of paramount importance in the evolution of London‘s social and spatial structure. Basically, the leasehold system evolved out of the feudal […]

Parisian charm

The history of the French feminist movement is the history of French women’s claims to the individualism and citizenship already granted to their male counterparts, at least on principle, in 1789 and more realistically in 1848 with universal male suffrage. In trying to achieve the recognition or equality that many women believed matched their participation […]

Times are changing

In the past century, obviously, the suburbs of major cities like London have expanded to include people who earlier would have been considered non-middle class, such as blue collar workers and salespersons. Whether this increase in real terms is derived from America’s immigrant background and of the various incarnations of the American dream, is probably […]

2000’s a no space odyssey

A snapshot of London in the 2000’s obscures the fact that its social and spatial fabric was in the midst of a major process of transition which had begun during the 18th century and continued at least until the mid-20th century. London’s internal organization was changing from a situation in which the workplace and the […]

A Perfect London CV

I am dedicated, determined, innovative, creative, hardworking, organised, critical, passionate. So proclaims my CV, and the CV of every other person of my generation who finds themselves unemployed, disillusioned and, frankly, a bit confused. After all, we are the things that we claim. Believe it or not, the media portrayal of lazy, lethargic students unwilling […]

Rising Nationalism

Pegeen represents Irish culture in its most hypocritical state. Her love for Christy turning to hatred the second he breaks an unwritten code of conduct is rather remniscient of the Irish peoples treatment of Charles Parnell pleaded with the Irisih people not to throw him to the English wolfs after he was involved in a […]

The importance of being Irish

Irish nationalism is all too often seen as the battle ground of men, occupying city post offices and exchanging furious rhetoric, a generalisation that sees women marginalised. In actuality, women were linked to the very core of nationalism not only, as critcs like Eagles note, because of their involvement in radicalism but because the very […]

Casual Labour in London

As the London casual labour market shows, it is an important part of the intricate system of incentives and controls which keep the overall economic system going. Howard Wachtel cites four reasons for this: “First, extreme wage and income inequality is necessary to induce workers to perform alienating work for external rather than internal rewards….Second, […]

Feminity and France

When The Newly Bom Woman, by Helene Cixous and Catherine Clement, was published in the United States in 1986, many readers believed they were witness to a startling new kind of feminism being pioneered at that moment by women in France. It was a feminism that was psychologically astute, grounded in a sophisticated knowledge of […]

High Society

‘Society’ means class society–to be more concrete, in this context it means capitalist class society–and it is the evolving struggle between classes which constitutes the dynano at the basis of the process of urban developnent. Let us examine this assertion. In this society, as in most existing and previous societies, there is a basic contradiction […]

Modern Muslims

April 11, 2018

When one thinks about the vilification of the Islamic community following 9/11, there is an overriding sense of terror and revulsion, directed not just towards extremists but also towards moderate followers of the religion. In many ways the rejection of Muslim ideals was a whole scale one, a separation dictated by a mentality of ‘us’ […]

Beautiful aesthetics

The perception of beauty requires an extraordinary level of engagement with the world. As beauty is inherent in the world, we discover beauty when we are most in tune with the world, when we are in resonance with it. To resonate with beauty, not simply to recognize beauty from past experience, involves entering an altered […]

Starting a life in London

Converted lofts and Victorian townhouses, or tiny working-class homes that “needed fixing” are ideal starter homes for young couples looking to move to London. Such places produced the “return” a certain type of household: a predominance of young singles and older couples without children at home. But rarely did families find such retrofitted environments suitable […]

London’s education system

The Education Act of 1870, providing public support for elementary education– an increasingly important device for socializing and controlling the working class–was an excellent example of this subtle process of domination, especially coming so soon after the ‘labour aristocracy’ achieved enfranchisement as a result of the 1867 Reform Act. But there was another important aspect […]

Magic and creativity

There is a relationship between beauty, magic and creativity for which a few words are in order. There is something magical about beauty and the creative process which produces that beauty. Unfortunately, magic is probably even less understood than beauty. In its common connotation, magic implies getting something for nothing, a manipulation of physical reality […]

Life in the burbs

Newsletters are the hallmark of suburbia, the reminder that you have moved out of the city and into its middle classes. They might feature a section called Environmental Update, which informs residents that “the wetlands area will be reclaimed this spring and wild flowers planted… .with every effort made to eradicate poison ivy.” Similarly, understanding […]

Singers in the East

eauty is inherent in the world and we have only to tune into it. Some beauty speaks particularly forcefully, other beauty exists in quiet delight. Great beauty may reside in forgotten places. Wherever it is and however it presents itself, thinking of beauty as resonance gives us new ways to find and appreciate it. Walking […]

Mrs Dalloway’s Day

The ambiguity that Woolf creates through technique in Mrs Dalloway is a strong challenge to literary convention. It’s often hard to distinguish the external voice of the narrator from that of a character’s first person view. This ambiguity is present throughout the novel and begins on the very first page: “Mrs Dalloway said she would […]

Engagement

The perception of beauty requires an extraordinary level of engagement with the world. As beauty is inherent in the world, we discover beauty when we are most in tune with the world, when we are in resonance with it. To resonate with beauty, not simply to recognize beauty from past experience, involves entering an altered […]

Huxsterly?

Aldous Huxley (1990) asked whether we are not compelled by the very nature of our being to conform to the natural forms and rhythms within and about us? In our appreciation and creation of beauty, we resonate with and borrow from the forms of nature. The natural world is the template with which we resonate. […]

Future thinking

Stewart Home is in many ways correct. “To be avant-garde” he postures, “is to be ahead of the pack”, to be outside of the norms of society in order to highlight the contradictions failings of the system that are invisible to those inside it. Where he falters is in his assertion that this counter culture […]

Learning to love

It’s one of the most cliched topics in the book: learning to love once more after a traumatic loss. But for so many of us, it’s a pivotal moment in our lives that redefines how we think and feel. There are few that can say that they’ve gone through their entire lives without ever once […]

Tinder

For anyone who’s seen the first film as well as the trailer, working out most of what happens in Catching Fire isn’t particularly hard. The plot is remarkably similar to that of the first film because essentially, it’s just a slightly different take on the same premise. Usually, this would be setting alarm bells ringing […]

Getting Casual Work

March 29, 2018

As the London casual labour market shows, it is an important part of the intricate system of incentives and controls which keep the overall economic system going. Howard Wachtel cites four   reasons for this: “First, extreme wage and income inequality is necessary to induce workers to perform alienating work for external rather than internal rewards….Second, […]

Urban life

March 26, 2018

The radical theory of urban development must expand our understanding of the relationships and contradictions between struggles around urban living, where the subjective dimension of class seems to dominate though the objective dimension is important (housing quality is both a function and an objective expression of a person’s place in the division of labour and […]

That’s Rich!

Does London’s capitalism necessarily leads to urbanisn because the capitalist mode of realizing surplus value necessarily leads to its spatial concentration in cities and towns. The uneven distribution of wealth in society is mirrored by the uneven distribution of wealth over space. This points to the conclusion that the radical theory of urban development must […]

Climbing the London Ladder

‘Society’ means class society–to be more concrete, in this context it means capitalist class society–and it is the evolving struggle between classes which constitutes the dynano at the basis of the process of urban developnent. Let us examine this assertion. In this society, as in most existing and previous societies, there is a basic contradiction […]

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