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Scholarly-gender orders: mega-events as lightning rods in global cultural contexts

For almost a decade now, I have been following the development of literature on mega-events, with extra focus on the Olympic Games (and more recently, the World Cup). My main observation has hardly…Continue

Started Sep 27, 2014


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Worldmaking images of disaster: the ‘art’ of speaking of/for the disenfranchised

Recently, the massive human migrations from war-ridden and natural disaster-plagued regions of the world has flooded my Facebook account. I know I am not the only one participating in this digital philanthropic revolution unwillingly, as a passive site-seer: a subject apprehending the social world as a detached landscape, a collection of sites. By using the concept of ‘site’ I wish to stress the domination of the sensible by seamless geometry, hence a violence of detachment as…


Posted on September 28, 2015 at 1:34pm

The death of community and the rise of individualised tourist mobilities

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I am intrigued by the well-developed Wikipedia entry (25 April 2014) on ‘individualism’. Its exploration of the concept’s journey in philosophical, psychosocial and political terms…


Posted on April 26, 2014 at 1:27pm

Serendipitous fortune telling

I never thought that my childhood’s magic would be stolen by a coffee machine. Like many other modern people with little time to waste and much accumulated taste for conspicuous consumption of technology, I tend to start my day with latte or cappuccino produced out of cachet-measured portions of milk and coffee. Nostalgia or decades of cultivated taste do nevertheless dictate the occasional return to cups of Turkish coffee (corrected to ‘Greek’ or even ‘Cypriot coffee’ by the…

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 3:08pm — 4 Comments

Public and private ghosts

Public and private ghosts

A while ago I was intimated by someone that you should not play with ghosts in some countries. Pop fiction teaches that there are ghosts creeping out of houses, possessing people with no warning and articulating collective fears with no remorse. A friend of mine who is a seasoned South Asian traveller pointed that Thai ghost stories have now made it to the cyberspace, acquiring…


Posted on September 21, 2013 at 12:17pm

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At 10:42pm on August 16, 2010, Simeon Magliveras said…
It is good to see you again. I am looking forward to reading about your new project. My Ph.d Thesis is now available on line , if you are interested. Have a pleasant rest of the summer.


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