The Necropolitics of Care My main interest in the aforementioned work of Scoones is in exploring how 'uncertainty' is dealt with through modelling. An epic industry that stretches far beyond academia into insurance giants and risk management in all sectors of life. A recent book by Frederic Keck explores the question of uncertainty in disease … Continue reading PART 3: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020
Where Care Meets Social Context Starting with Adia Benton's webinar that initiates thinking about ' (i) What kind of powers are granted in any kind of emergency; (ii) Needing to reimagine our international institutions; (iii) Needing to consider epidemiological and clinical concerns in the context of different social and economic realities; (iv) COVID-19 has revealed … Continue reading PART 2: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020
Some weeks ago I listened to Eben Kirksey's webinar in relation to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). It was a tad of fresh air in comparision to the dogmatic perspectives on biological phenomenon so many of us are schooled in. For me however, the webinar was very light going having studied genetics and being an anthropologist foucssed on … Continue reading PART 1: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020
If you spend your time exploring the possible implications of ideas if they were played out in a potential non-alienable but anticipatable future one of many observations that emerges is as follows, or as Gramsci’s put it you assess ‘the whole field of action’: UBS or Universal Basic Services (and UBI’s to a lesser degree) … Continue reading Without considering the scale and context of UBS/UBI they will fail or go colonial. It’s possible to avoid this.
Last year in light of the ‘London Bridge’ attack and a General Election, the Labour Party argued for more and better-equipped police. There was talk of the police having been spread thin and having ‘lost control of the streets’. There was talk of increasing the number of police jobs and putting more money into centralised … Continue reading Should we not all be dreaming of a world without more police?