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04.04.2015 · Posted in Uncategorized

Much of an era’s social, cultural and political aspects are coagulated in the cars it produced. So much of early 1960s France is conserved in the Citroën DS famously analysed in Roland Barthes’s Mythes. Two features stand out in la Déesse: The achievement of beauty by seamlessness of form and the civility of a homely interior that it ...

Antifascist globalisation – a message in a bottle from the dark

02.23.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

70 years ago today, Nazi “judge” Roland Freisler sentenced to death three members of the Christian resistance group Weiße Rose: Hans and Sophie Scholl  and Christoph Probst. Together with the other members of the group (among them Willi Graf, Kurt Huber, and Alexander Schmorell who were murdered after trials later in the same year, 1943) ...

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Why a Holocaust Memorial Day?

01.28.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Here is why … and in order to remain vigilant – antisemitism is not a thing of the past, but, as Robert Fine reminds us in the latest issue of the European Sociologist (p.4), is often mistaken as such even by those who should be most aware of these things (i.e. us sociologists) One ...

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