process of differentiation and demarcation, by which the line is drawn between ‟us” and ‟them” – between the more and the less powerful – and through which social distance is established and maintained (Lister 2004).
Plantation museums have the duty to represent the history of slavery and the lives of the enslaved, however the Laura Plantation museum website endorses a Lost Cause ideology, romanticizing and whitewashing plantation life and enslavement.
This article focuses on globalisation, universalism and the concept of the universal museum while dissecting The Declaration on the Importance and Value of Universal Museums through the context of stolen artefacts like the Benin Bronzes.
Rhythm and Rebellion - a review of Fela Kuti’s activism and music (Fela Kuti)
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This review looks into two songs by Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense and Sorrow tears and Blood.
Kurdish journalist / philosopher Behrouz Boochani spent nearly 5 years in a detainee camp on Manus island texting messages from a hidden mobile phone. The messages were composed to a literary novel, winning a prestigeous prize in 2018.
Covid-19 affects us all, but it affects us differently. In this column I look at #StayAtHome policies outside of middle-class realities, and argue for caring and compassionate policy interventions that support the most vulnerable.