“The naked city” – by Sharon Zukin

Renowned sociologist Sharon Zukin will discuss her latest book, The Naked City: the death and life of authentic urban places, which explores the gentrification of cities.

Sharon Zukin is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and City University Graduate Center and the author of Naked City : The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places (2010).

“The Geography of Financial Crisis, an interview with David Harvey” – Métropolitiques

“David Harvey is a leading figure of the marxist critique of neoliberalism. During his last stay in France, in October 2010, he answered a few quick questions on his relationship to Paris, on the geography of the financial crisis and on utopia and social movements.”

by David HarveyNadine RoudilStéphane Tonnelat

Source : Métropolitiques

David Harvey: the geography of financial crisis Metropolitiques

David Harvey: the geography of financial crisis Metropolitiques

David Harvey: the geography of financial crisis Metropolitiques

“The crises of capitalism” par David Harvey – RSA Animate

Une des vidéos de la série “RSA Animate”, illustrant des conférences tenues à la Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Ces vidéos d’animation sont des petits chef-d’oeuvres à la fois d’intelligence et de vulgarisation scientifique.

La plupart des conférences données à la RSA sont disponibles en vidéo ou audio (toujours en anglais), soit directement sur le site de la RSA, soit en différé par podcast (ici, ou dans ITunes).

Cette vidéo a été postée le 26 juin 2010 sur le site de la RSA et illustre le propos de l’urbaniste et économiste marxiste David Harvey sur le capitalisme.

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“Inside job”, a documentary by Charles Ferguson

source : IMDB

Synopsis :

“‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.”

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IMDB : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645089/

“Arab world is transfixed by Turkish soap operas” – WorldFocus

“For more than six centuries, the Ottoman Empire controlled Arab lands, leaving its imprint on art, language and food.

Today, Turkey is wielding influence once again in the Arab world — not militarily, but through its soap operas. More than a dozen Turkish soaps have aired on Arab television, offering an escape from the hard daily realities of life.”

Source : World Focus Online

“The story of stuff” – Annie Leonard

Here comes a couple of videos from the “Story of stuff project” I found interesting – putting aside the moralizing tone of the speaker – for its pedagogical and critical lecture of the processes of industrial production. You’ll make your own opinion watching.


From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view.

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.”

Source : http://storyofstuff.org



Article de Séverine Barthes : “Panorama de la recherche universitaire sur les séries télévisées en France”

Panorama de la recherche universitaire sur les séries télévisées en France

Séverine Barthes

Date de publication :
mercredi 15 avril 2009

Introduction :
“Pour vous parler de la recherche universitaire sur les séries télévisées en France, j’ai décidé de m’appuyer prioritairement sur les thèses de doctorat déjà soutenues ou en cours, tout en faisant écho à quelques autres ouvrages. En effet, c’est à ce niveau que les changements se voient en premier, que sont proposés les sujets les plus originaux, que sont menées les premières expérimentations. D’autre part, le panorama que je vous propose ne pourra pas être exhaustif. En effet, les publications universitaires sur les séries sont certes encore limitées, mais elles se font majoritairement par le biais de colloques et de revues, de telle sorte qu’il est extrêmement difficile, voire impossible, de toutes les recenser. (…)”

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