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Historian, Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris. media history (esp. radio) and history & political economy of public transport infrastructure in Africa. Topics on this account: media theory, political economy of technology, politics especially regarding African history. Private account for activism & theory: @rheinze

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rheinze , to sts group German
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There seems to be strange avoidance of conflict in and studies. Use, maintenance and repair are presented as a relationship of care, the fragility of the material and the is emphasized etc.

But then Denis and Pontille, for example, take the people who remove graffiti as "maintainers" and don't talk about what graffiti means? What conflicts it (and its removal) entails about public space?

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inquiline , to AcademicChatter group
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rheinze ,
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@inquiline @HigherEdLabor @academicchatter funny, we just had a consultant in the house

rheinze , to histodons group German
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„structures of feeling“ is such a great concept and it should be employed much more often. are dumb sometimes
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rheinze , to Historikerinnen group German
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Sociologists and philosophers are discussing the usefulness of the categories and historical analogies used to analyse what happens in Gaza. Where are the historians, for whom comparison is one of the central methods?
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@historikerinnen

Didier Fassin (in French):
https://aoc.media/opinion/2023/10/31/le-spectre-dun-genocide-a-gaza/

Other sociologists answer (in French):
https://aoc.media/opinion/2023/10/31/le-spectre-dun-genocide-a-gaza/

Eva Illouz anwers (in English):
https://k-larevue.com/en/genocide-in-gaza-eva-illouz-replies-to-didier-fassin/

rheinze , to Random German
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We've moved the deadline to 20th January! Come and take part in our Summer University on Mobility in Africa:

https://www.dhi-paris.fr/aktuelles/detailseite/news/detail/News/call-for-papers-mobilitaet-in-der-geschichte-afrikas-neue-zugaenge-zum-mobility-turn.html

rheinze , to Random German
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I keep repeating myself, but Samir Amins econometric work is a treasure trove of great data and it’s also presented in some nice graphs - here, the diff between what ground nuts should have yielded for Senegal, given the rates expansion and prices on the global market, and what it actually yielded. It’s the empirical basis for a history of unequal exchange.

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rheinze , to Random German
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No value in humanities

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    inquiline , to sts group
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    Did someone on here say they were thinking or reading about a connection btwn the "user turn" in STS and neoliberalism, or did I hallucinate that? @sts

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    @inquiline @sts I’d be interested in that! Thinking a little about it myself

    todzi , to histodons group German
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    Which books are you reading right now? @histodons

    rheinze ,
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    @todzi @histodons Jairus Banaji, A History of Commercial Capitalism

    rheinze , to histodons group
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    Another one for @histodons of technology: Alfred Sohn-Rethel describing technology use in Naples in the 1920s, talking about „shock of the old“, repair, reuse, maintenance under the great title „the ideal of the Broken“

    gkbhambra , to histodons group
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    Brilliant article by Alka Raman demonstrating that it was 'recognition of British spinners' lack of adequate spinning skills [that] motivated the move to mechanization, in order to match the quality of cotton products created & perfected over centuries by anonymous & highly skilled Indian artisans'

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    @sociology

    https://muse.jhu.edu/pub/1/article/903970

    rheinze ,
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    @gkbhambra @histodons @sociology I find it really interesting how the history of technology has evolved in recent years to become one of the fields most open to postcolonial, but also materialist modes of research and thinking. Most original contributions to the history of global capitalism come from here.

    rheinze , to Random
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    The sea in looks different if you’ve chosen (a local bookstore accommodated) to read , , and a book on regional entanglements in the slave trade and the slave economies.

    Glissant, in his “discours antillais”, talks about “inquiète tranquillité”:
    “The uneasy tranquillity of our existences, by so many obscure relays tied to the tremor of the world.”

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