Best of Academic Articles – Bookshelf

Welcome to the “bookshelf” of our weekly syllabus on the most interesting new academic articles. Here you’ll find our recent back catalogue along with some highlights from the editions.

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#34 – May 31, 2020

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#33 – May 23, 2020

Highlights:

  • “Perry Anderson’s Theory of International Relations” (article link)
  • “Rhythmedia: a Study of Facebook Immune System” (article link)
  • “The Smog of Ignorance: Knowledge and Wisdom in Postnormal Times” (article link)
  • “The ‘Enigma’ of Richard Schultes, Amazonian Hallucinogenic Plants, and the Limits of Ethnobotany” (article link)

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#32 – May 16, 2020

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#31 – May 9, 2020

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#30 – May 2, 2020

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#29 – April 24, 2020

Highlights:

  • On MMT and the State as “Innovator of First Resort” (article link)
  • “Punk anarchism” and two most prominent and influential activist groups of recent decades (article link)
  • In praise of the hidden depth of literature (article link)
  • On the fundamental explanation behind homelessness (article link)

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#28 – April 17, 2020

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#27 – April 9, 2020

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#26 – April 3, 2020

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#25 – March 25, 2020

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#24 – March 19, 2020

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#23 – March 12, 2020

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#22 – March 5, 2020

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#21 – February 27, 2020

Highlights:

  • How liberal politics secured Shakespeare’s legacy (article link)
  • The unique geopolitics of renewable energy (article link)
  • Choose your own adventure books in neoliberal America (article link)
  • Six different meanings of ‘populism’ (article link)

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#20 – February 19, 2020

Highlights:

  • The alchemy of sport analytics (article link)
  • Dealing with corporate bullshit – systematically (article link)
  • The sexism of Tolkien’s followers (article link)
  • What do US fears about the MS-13 gang tell us about El Salvador and global capitalism? (article link)

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#19 – February 12, 2020

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#18 – February 5, 2020

Highlights:

  • The legacy of the Stonewall Riots in Denmark and the Netherlands (article link)
  • Experimental art and government-funded ‘place marketing’ in 1980s Berlin (article link)
  • Podemos’ populist hypothesis and the missing grassroots (article link)
  • ‘Palatable disruption’ and the neoliberal ethic of plant milk (article link)

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#17 – January 29, 2020

Highlights:

  • The Chicago school of antitrust and its technocratic legacy (article link)
  • Brecht’s rejection of working-class movements in Los Angeles (article link)
  • How the Neolithic helps us theorize technology (article link)
  • Metal subcultures and the welfare state (article link)

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More coming soon

We’ll be adding further historical editions here soon. We will also be launching a full archive – searchable and browsable – for all the materials featured not only in this curated syllabus but also in all of our other syllabi as well as a growing mass of quality content that we uncover but don’t publish.


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