Sunday, 27 April 2008

the 500 word bit of writing

can i just check - is this the doc that we are doing the 500 word response to (one of the choices for this)? i wasn't sure because it says draft consultation on it...

cheers - beccy

Monday, 21 April 2008

Presentations - week 11 !!!

Last week we discussed having your assessed presentations in week 12 rather than 11, with the tutorials running the week before. I have now thought about this some more - and think that we should stay with the programme:

w.10: Rappel and Israa run their Learning Outcome sessions

w.11: Individual, assessed presentations (10%) - on your case study (9/10 mins MAX)

w.12: Peer and individual tutorials on your case study.

This arrangement allows me to give tailored one-to-one advice in week 12; especially necessary JUST IN CASE someone has missed the point or is going way off course.

Anyway - now you can hve your say!

Monday, 14 April 2008

Politics of Belonging - lecture & website...

Lunchtime Seminar Series for 2008:Social Political Identities and Tackling Workplace Discrimination

Title of the talk:*Belonging and the Politics of Belonging*
Speaker: Nira Yuval-Davis
Date: Wednesday 7th May 2008
Time: 12.45pm to 2pm
Venue: The 'Boardroom' (JS1-41)31 Jewry StreetLondon EC3N 2EY

About the talk:Professor Nira Yuval-Davis will discuss some of the major issues involved in analysing the notions of belonging and the politics of belonging, theoretically and politically in relation to some of the major political projects in contemporary Britain.

About the speaker:Professor Nira Yuval-Davis is a diasporic Israeli Jew living in London. She is Graduate Course Director in Gender, Sexualities and Ethnic Studies at the University of East London. She has published widely on theoretical and empirical aspects of nationalism, racism, fundamentalism, citizenship and gender relations in Britain & Europe, Israel and other settler societies. Among her recent books are Gender and Nation (Sage, 1997) (which has been translated by now to seven different languages); Women, Citizenship and Difference (Zed Books, 1999); Warning Signs of Fundamentalisms (WLUML, 2004) and The Situated Politics of Belonging (Sage, 2006). She is currently working on a monograph on Nationalism and Belonging (Sage, forthcoming) and is the Director of an ESRC funded research project on Identity, Performance and Social Action: The Use of Community Theatre among Refugees.

Nira Yuval-Davis staff page:

For more info on the WLRI Social Political Identities Seminar Series 2008 - including audio recordings of past seminars:

We warmly welcome you all to come and listen to the views and theories of our prominent and diverse range of speakers. Please join us in debating contemporary issues of social justice on the first Wednesday of every month from 12.45 to 2pm over a sandwich lunch (including vegan options). These public seminars are open to all. However, since we will be providing lunch [ please attempt to email first].

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

g2 Article

The thing I gave out today is available online if you can't guess the text the photocopier left off (sorry), although I don't know how long they'll leave it up.

Click here

If you have the time, it's a very interesting read.

A lttle bit more on notemaking ...

A follow up to the query in re notemaking - thought you might to see me give a little lecture on this on You Tube:

And if you would like to see our module convenor, Tom Burns, introduce our forthcoming book, Essential Study Skills, see his Video -

And a reminder about our new Preventing Plagiarism course in WebLearn - which has friendly videos describing plagiarism - and resources to demonstrate how to reference correctly in the Learning Resources file there.


Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Tuesday 8th April - Beccy's session

Dear All,
I do hope that you have all remembered that we are having Beccy's session tonight. I also hope that you have read the two papers that she gave us in preparation for it.

ALSO - I hope that whoever is doing tomorrow night's session is equally prepared for it and ready to go!

I look forward to seeing you all tonight - initially in the workshop space outside our room...