Wales DTP Blogs

Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’

Anna Pigott, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Swansea University This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Source: Simon Eeman / shutterstock The latest Living Planet report from the WWF makes for grim reading: a 60% decline in wild animal populations since 1970, collapsing ecosystems, and a…

1st CFP: Considering art and creativity in an era of ecocide; Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019 (Trondheim, Norway, June 16-19, 2019)

BSU#EH Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019 (Trondheim, Norway, June 16-19, 2019) https://www.ntnu.edu/geography/ngm-2019 CFPs: Considering art and creativity in an era of ecocide Conveners Dr Anna Pigott; ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow; Department of Geography, Swansea University Professor Owain Jones; Environmental Humanities Research Centre, Bath Spa University In their radical assessments of art and creativity in the 20th Century,…

“I can comb it without flinching”: Untangling conversations about hair with black and mixed race women

Backstory My undergraduate dissertation concerned the study of the buying and selling of human hair amongst black and mixed race British women. I was interested in understanding how the women thought ethically about the consumption of another woman’s body part – that being hair. However, I was also interested in whether Eurocentric beauty ideals surrounding…

Measuring social class: is a multi-dimensional approach needed?

A good place to start this would be through posing a question: If an upper-class individual (defined economically) loses their job, do they then cease to be upper-class and become working-class or a member of the precariat (social class below working-class and characterised by precarious employment relations/unemployment)? Your answer is likely to be no, and…

Out of the wreckage: George Monbiot tells a story to believe in

George Monbiot discussed ideas from his book ‘Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis’ Source: https://www.versobooks.com/ Once upon a time, planet earth’s inhabitants faced a multi-pronged crisis, so frightening and sad that many people could scarcely bring themselves to think about it, let alone act: climate breakdown was underway, and land…

Women Dancing 2017

This was post was originally published in March 2017 by the (now unfortunately ceased) Swansea News Network. To the walker on the beach, who frowned in bewilderment as you navigated your way through an incoming tide of women dancing on Caswell beach at 6.30am last Sunday morning: our apologies, I know it was quite a…