creased at the edges
On writing and politics
This is a blog about writing and living a sustainable life. In particular, it is focused on writing fiction while trying to live more simply as I grow older. Like an old book I have become creased at edges.
For over thirty years I was a teacher in schools and universities and was published widely in the field of Cultural Studies. More recently I have turned my hand to writing fiction between stints in the garden where I grow vegetables and looks after chickens.
Chris Barker Academic turned fiction writer
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I have long been engaged in writing-fiction and non-fiction- and I have always been attentive to politics. I have written non-fiction work about politics, and I have written fiction that had an underlying political resonance. Politics and writing are inescapably intertwined. First, let me explain what I mean by politics. Politics refers of course toContinue reading “Politics and Writing (Fiction)”
I thought this article was an interesting adjunct to my piece about the role of uncertainty in relation to the rise of Trumpism https://www.sbs.com.au/news/donald-trump-just-used-us-and-our-fear-one-woman-s-journey-out-of-qanon
We live in turbulent times. Times of fast, sometimes inexplicable, change. But change is not new, it is intrinsic to our way of life. ‘All that’s solid melts into air’, wrote Marx when describing in the coming of modernity and the dynamism of capitalism. Traditional societies were essentially stable and changed little (which is notContinue reading “Explaining the Rise of Trumpism”