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Interview with Howie Becker in Paris

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Fascinating interview by Adam Gopnik, for The New Yorker, with the legendary US professor of the sociology of deviance, visual sociology, photography and jazz piano -about his connections with France:


The risk of terrorism: a comparative table

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This table comes from The People's Voice, Timeline Photos, and I saw it posted on Facebook by my son, Ben Sumner. The Critical Terrorist Studies people would probably add the greater likelihood of drowning in the bath, or through a peanut allergy..... Not much consolation to the victims of terrorist attacks of course, whether or not you support their cause. Those who would fight to the last worker are not high on my moral beacons list..... But, the table does highlight the lack of media and political attention to more likely causes of death, not to mention the right to die in peace at home when terminally ill...

Risk of terrorism stats

Stuart Hall 1932-2014

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"Influential cultural theorist, campaigner and founding editor of the New Left Review"

Focus on Stuart Hall by Greg McLennan

"Stuart Hall was a voice for misfits everywhere. That's his real legacy". by Suzanne Moore. "The 'godfather of multiculturalism' provided a vital intellectual home for those of us who just didn't fit in"

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