Speculative fiction has been mired in controversy over race in recent months but missing from the conversation has been the reality that the genre has never been the province of 'the West' alone.
Satire must be free to push the margin of good taste or even to be offensive. This is what Satire is about, it cannot be anything else. Satire digs into personal feelings, blatant stereotypes and the hidden racism of us all.
The ‘racialisation’ of class in Britain has been a consequence of the weakening of ‘class’ as a political idea since the 1970s – it is a new construction, not an historic one.
Those at the forefront of current fights over public housing are as much part of the working class as the 'white van man'. But how does the ‘white van man’ come to stand in for the working class in debates over class, race and nation?
The recent World Cup in Brazil and its accompanying protests highlight a broader context of urban social struggles in the country.
Lisapo, an oral history project, aims to record, preserve and share the migration and settlement experiences of Greater Manchester’s Congolese community.
Omarivs Ioseph Filivs Dinæ’s depiction of a system of dress for Palestinian state officials testifies to injustices suffered, whilst challenging the empty symbols and clichés of state-building.
With elites languishing in a state of decadence, what should the role of art be in reflecting and challenging the world?
Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Lowland examines the personal and political impact of the early Naxalite movement in India.
Portrayals of female fans in the media and elsewhere have always erred towards the sensational, drawing on women’s sexuality - whether too much or too little - and our apparent inability to differentiate between reality and fiction.