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Of Gods and monstrous supermarkets #Barthes #FT #HarryEyres #Fetishes

“I’ve always thought, and argued from time to time, that the appeal of supermarkets was largely mystical, or, in the sense used by Roland Barthes, mythological. The mystique or mythology is a combination of unlimited material abundance and modernity: these … Continue reading

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Decentralisation or devolution?

FT August 17 Cities fight to win power amid Whitehall ‘creep’ Andrew Bounds, Chris Tighe and Jonathan Guthrie Financial Times August 17 2010 However, abolishing the regional tier without a clear replacement structure would lead to “creeping centralisation”, warned one … Continue reading

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