Monthly Archives: Ocak 2015

Ulrich Beck and Methodological Cosmopolitanism

Ulrich Beck didn’t live to see the Charlie Hebdo attack – he died seven days earlier, on 1 January 2015. I am now reading an article by him, where he argues for methodological cosmopolitanism. He’s taking issue with methodological nationalism, … Okumaya devam et

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Leviathan

I saw Leviathan today, it’s quite a thought-provoking film. There’s this axiological paradox, revolving around the notions of vice, virtue and innocence. I haven’t read either Hobbes’ or Auster’s Leviathan – nor did I know about the Book of Job, from the … Okumaya devam et

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the liquor store scene in the White Tiger

After an exhausting day at work I treated myself to some whiskey, which reminded me of the liquor store scene in Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger. In epistolary form, the protagonist is narrating the state of affairs in his employer’s household and his … Okumaya devam et

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Persian Music

I’ve been listening to quite a lot of Persian music lately. Here are my favourites: Marjan Farsad – I love this video clip! Ali Zand Vakili – I find this guy’s balmy voice soothing. Eendo & Hossein Mansouri – this … Okumaya devam et

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Us

I’m now reading Us. It makes me miss England; the dinner party in the cramped kitchen, bicycles in the hallway, Connie’s allotment in Stoke Newington, her vintage clothes… I think it might be time for another visit soon. It’s funny, also … Okumaya devam et

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Like a Prayer

This is the title song of Madonna’s album Like a Prayer – the first CD I owned. I remember dad bringing it from the US; until then, we had a stereo with a CD player but no CD’s to play. … Okumaya devam et

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