Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Economics

    Organising the Precarious

    First of a series on precarity An excerpt from a lecture delivered at “Towards a Vision of Sexual and Economic Justice,” an event held on […]

    Mike Small 25th Sep'11 0
  • Arts & Culture

    Cybermen v Cybernats?

    Alan Cochrane of the Telegraph has written that: “This commentator once, foolishly as it now turns out, suggested that Mr Murphy, a recent past Secretary […]

    Mike Small 24th Sep'11 13
  • Identity
    24th Sep'11 1
  • Alex Salmond

    Beggar Nation

    Is describing your own country as racists and beggars a good way to win over popular support? Ask the Labour Party in Scotland?

    Mike Small 22nd Sep'11 4
  • International
    Jean-Francois Joubert 22nd Sep'11 16
  • Review

    Bella Review

    What are we reading at the moment? Each month we’ll be publishing a series of book, film and music reviews. If you want to write […]

    Mike Small 22nd Sep'11 5
  • Arts & Culture

    Free Ride

    Is ubiquitous free content killing our culture?

    Mike Small 21st Sep'11 0
  • International

    Too Comfortable in Canada?

    In the 1981 movie Le confort et l’Indiférence, Denis Arcand tried to explain Québec’s 1980 independence referendum defeat by arguing that, once the smoke had […]

    Jean-Francois Joubert 20th Sep'11 13
  • Film and Animation

    Visualizing Plenitude

    Juliet Schor is an inspiration: “Millions of us have lost control over the basic rhythm of their daily lives. They work too much, eat too […]

    Mike Small 20th Sep'11 0
  • Civil Liberties

    Dale Farm – Hurtling Backwards

    Going to press tonight news that a temporary reprieve has been won. I can’t pretend to have followed the saga of Dale Farm up close […]

    Kate Higgins 19th Sep'11 4
  • Basque Country
    Mike Small 19th Sep'11 10
  • Afghanistan
    16th Sep'11 0
  • Arts & Culture

    Orwell was Wrong (just occasionally)

    I have been an Orwell obsessive since I was 11 years old when I read Down & Out in Paris & London. I was obviously […]

    Michael Greenwell 15th Sep'11 19
  • International

    Towards a Post-Colonial Scotland

    Nationalism is about the relationship between people and land. Ernest Gellner’s classic definition tells us that “nationalism is primarily a political principle that holds that the […]

    David Tobin 15th Sep'11 7

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