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COMMONING THE CITY: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES FROM ISTANBUL AND BEYOND
Güldem Baykal Büyüksaraç & Derya Özkan (eds.)
This edited volume has its roots in Spaces in Common, a seminar series realized in Istanbul in the Spring of 2016, where a group of academics and activists were invited to think together about forms of urban living created through acts of commoning –spaces imagined and lived as urban commons, belonging to no one and everyone.
Just a quick one to say that Routledge have just published my Rethinking Utopia: Place, Power, Affect (blurb below). It's one of those expensive blue hardback jobs (though there is also a kindle edition), but I'm more than happy to help anyone out who can't afford it - just drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Equally, if anyone would be interested in reviewing it let me know and I can sort that out for you. If you're in a position to order it for a library and are willing to do so that would be very much appreciated!
International Interdisciplinary Conference
The Informal and the Formal in Times of Crisis: Ethnographic Insights
7-9 July 2017, Corinth, Greece
Just a reminder!
For its twenty-seventh issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of speculative visions.
The second edition of Claeys's and Sargent's The Utopia Reader, which is substantially larger than the first edition, is now available from New York University Press.There will be flyers with a discount US$32.00 rather than US$40.00 at both the Utopian Studies Society of Europe meeting in Gdansk in July and the Society for Utopian Studies meeting in Memphis in November. Those considering adopting it for a course can probably get a free copy from the press.
I've certainly noticed an uptick in student interest in contemporary U.S. politics in my utopia/dystopia and law literature classes.
Here's the Chronicle of Higher Education's take on it from today:
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA
CENTER FOR COMMUNAL STUDIES
The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites submissions for its prize competition for the best undergraduate and graduate student papers on historic or contemporary communal groups, intentional communities and utopias. Submissions may come from any academic discipline and should be focused on a topic clearly related to contemporary or historic communal groups or utopias.
Across the Google Scholar alerts transom this morning, an announcement of a new book by David Bell, of our European sister society, The Utopian Studies Society:
Director, UWM Honors College