A new issue of The Journal of Pan African Studies is out. A new issue of Africa Review of Books is out. Ethel E. Idialu (Ambrose Alli): The Inhuman Treatment of Widows in African Communities. From Inkanyiso, L.E. Mayoyo, P.J. Potgieter, and J.M. Ras (Zululand): Fear of Crime and the Role of the Police. "In 10 years' time, Ghana may not require any aid at all": Ghana is one of Africa's great successes. A revolution deferred: So why did Kinshasa not have its Tahrir moment? How to defuse sub-Saharan Africa's population bomb: The fate of global population growth rests largely on the fortunes of Africa — it's not too late to ensure a stable future. When 25-year-old Valentine Strasser seized power in Sierra Leone in 1992, he became the world’s youngest head of state; today he lives with his mother and spends his days drinking gin by the roadside — what went wrong? A review of African Conflicts and Informal Power: Big Men and Networks. There has never been such a prolific output of books about rock art in southern Africa, both academic and popular, as in the past few years. Kony 2012? Don't worry everyone, Africa has a new hero.
Steffen Bohm and Chris Land (Essex) and Armin Beverungen (Leuphana): The Value of Marx: Free Labour, Rent and “Primitive” Accumulation in Facebook. From Chronicles, should speculative bankers be put to death? Srdja Trifkovic wonders. Want to end partisan politics? Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein on what won’t work — and what will. Joshua E. Keating on the 10 TED Talks they should have censored. Godwin alert: Liberals have been screaming “conspiracy theory” for so long that they can’t recognize a conspiracy even when it’s killing them. Erik Loomis on a typical day in the coal industry. How did genocide denial become a doctrine of the internationalist left? George Monbiot investigates (and more on expert assessments of genocide and more on his correspondence with Noam Chomsky). Yes Virginia, the middle is getting screwed: The conservative meme of the moment on income inequality is that the middle class isn't getting screwed at all. When did my eyebrows go rogue? Scott Feschuk is getting to be middle -aged, but still waiting for the wisdom and insight to kick — first in an occasional series.
Liesbeth Huppes-Cluysenaer (Amsterdam): The Fallacy of Continuity, on the References to Aristotle in Arendt and Agamben. Blair McDonald (TRU): To Do What One Ought to Do: Reconsidering Heidegger's Thesis: "The Animal Is Poor in World". A new issue of Cultural Studies Review is out, including Stephen Muecke (UNSW): Motorcycles, Snails, Latour: Criticism without Judgement; and Timothy Laurie (Sydney) and Hannah Stark (Tasmania): Reconsidering Kinship: Beyond the Nuclear Family with Deleuze and Guattari. From the inaugural issue of Materiali Foucaultiani, Amedeo Policante (London): Foucault, Subjectivity and Flight: Witchcraft, Possession and the Resistance of the Flesh. From Foucault Studies, a special issue on Foucault and race. You can download for free The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault by Mark Kelly. A review of Foucault: His Thought, His Character by Paul Veyne. From the the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, a symposium on Longing for the Other: Levinas and Metaphysical Desire by Drew M. Dalton. A review of Postcolonial Tourism: Literature, Culture, and Environment by Anthony Carrigan.