Review of books by Mike Savage, Gurminder Bhambra & John Holmwood and Thomas Piketty, published in the London Review of Books, which considers the relationship between sociology and history in the present global conjuncture.
New comment piece in The Guardian on the cost-of-living crisis and how the economy and society has been remade to serve capital at every turn.
Unprecedented?: How Covid-19 Revealed the Politics of Our Economy is published this week, co-authored by me and three colleagues in the Department of Politics at Goldsmiths. You can read an extract from the book in the new issue of The New Statesman here.
Article in the London Review of Books, on EdTech, learning during lockdown and the mechanisation of ‘literacy’.
New column for The Guardian, on the “animal spirits” that drove up Johnson’s value, and could quickly abandon him.
Review of Stuart Jeffries new book, Everything All The Time Everywhere: How We Became Postmodern, published in The New Statesman.
Nicholas Gane and I have co-edited a special issue of Theory Culture & Society on the theme of ‘Post-neoliberalism?’. It features articles by Melinda Cooper, Quinn Slobodian, Dorit Geva, Roger Burrows and Harrison Smith, Alan Finlayson, Nicholas Gane and me, on various aspects of the challenges to neoliberalism, especially those from the political Right. The special issue was accepted and the pieces commissioned prior to 2020, so they don’t confront the most recent upheavals and challenges to the political-economic order. However, the Introduction (which is open access) does address the significance of the Covid-19 pandemic, and what it means for the status of ‘neoliberalism’.
I reviewed Max Chafkin’s book on Peter Thiel, The Contrarian, for The New Statesman
Comment piece published in The Guardian, on Boris Johnson’s dubious claims for a new ‘economic model’.
Guardian comment piece on derisory ‘catch-up’ funding and failure to recognise the sacrifices made by children.
I reviewed Seven Ways to Change the World by Gordon Brown for The Guardian
New column for The Guardian, on the long shadow of Gordon Brown, and how Johnson has escaped it.
Article published in New Left Review, exploring how the politics of recognition is transformed by the technologies of platform capitalism.