A nice read on Foucault's "systems of thought".... "By emphasizing not doctrines or ideologies, but discourses and the mechanisms, procedures and power relations that went into their production, Foucault promised to focus as much on the unseen or forbidden as the visible and readily discernible in systems of thought" - By Duncan Kelly at the …
A Revolt Against Deference People aren’t rejecting truth – they’re rejecting the values of the elites. (RT from AL Daily)
"Expertise is everywhere under attack, a reality that's stirred moral panic. Why? Because the flip side of faith in expertise is a belief that the public is incompetent..." Read more here
Productive in Publishing: Some Advice for Academics, Especially Graduate Students (RT From Stuart Elden via daily Nous)
Another great piece on how (and why) writing as a graduate student is so important in academia. Read more here
Unpacking transdisciplinary research (the REALLY hard science) – RT from ILRI Blog
The International Livestock Research Institute adds a commentary to Ian Scoones' blog on why transdisciplinary research is hard to do...
Lies in conservation: the truth about big-game hunting and African nature reserve (RT from the Ecologist)
Finally! A conservation related piece that makes much more sense that the dominant narrative. Read it here.
The Paris Climate Agreement in Historical Perspective (RT from Humanity Journal)
I was browsing the archives of the journal Humanity, where i have a recent piece coming out, and found that wonderful piece by Victor McFarland on the Paris Agreement in Historical Perspective, which i very greatly appreciated.
Left wing academics and impenetrable prose (RT from AL Daily)
From Arts and Letter Daily - "Against academic pomposity. Peter Dreier, a left-wing academic, is fed up with the abstract theorizing and impenetrable prose of left-wing academics..." Read more here.
Making Choices on Africa’s Climate Future (RT from Africa Focus)
News aggregate summary put together by Africa Focus on Africa's future climate challenges. Read more here.
Does the Gates Foundation do more harm than good? (RT from Africa is a Country)
As always, Africa is a Country collective blog has really interesting insights on questions of development praxis in Africa. Here is a somewhat recent thought piece on whether the Gates Foundation does more harm than good.
“Unstucking” your academic writing (RT Raul Pacheco-Vega via Stuart Elden)
Stuart Elden's amazing blog constantly has really cool links to help us thing more creatively about the writing and research process. He recently caught my attention by posting this link to an article by the London School of Economics' Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega on "Five strategies to get your academic writing “unstuck”"
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