Debt and Credit in Rural Communities
The 'Debt and Credit in Rural Communities' reading group aims to investigate the recent, but pressing, topic of financialisation as a defining element of post-1970s capitalist accumulations, with reference to agrarian and peasant communities changed by debt and credit.
Domestication Practices Across History
The 'Domestication Practices Across History' reading group aims to investigate the deep history and global spread of what might be termed 'domestication practices': the creation or breeding of new varieties of plants and animals. The goal of this group is to consider how different domestication practices have come about and spread – or failed to spread – across the globe.
Global Imaginaries through the Ages
This reading group is a collective endeavour to investigate, interpret, and discuss imaginaries of the global in different sites and especially in different times. We will chronologically go through eight periods of human history, from the 'first societies' of the 'Neolithic agricultural revolution' to the 'Classics', 'Middle Ages,' and 'Modernity'.
Solidarity Across Difference – Theory and Practice
'Solidarity Across Difference – Theory and Practice' is a CRASSH Research Network. Solidarity has been a key frame of reference for progressive social movements throughout the twentieth century, but in recent years has come under increased scrutiny.
Ontopolitics of the Future
The Ontopolitics of the Future reading group combines perspectives from different disciplines to create discussions about the politics of being in late liberalism, particularly in view of challenges such as climate change and the development of artificial intelligence.
Knowledge and Digital Capitalism
The Knowledge and Digital Capitalism reading group will discuss the different ways in which contemporary forms of knowledge production in the broadest sense – from education and research, to big data and algorithmic governance – interact and intersect with the creation of value in, and through, digital capitalism.