BERLIN: The 70s came back in Berlin in many ways, but with the opposite sign: Today's fight against brutal urban redevelopment and demolition of war-ruined residential buildings has today turned into a fight against gentrification and housing speculation.
David Lyon: The Culture of Surveillance George Orwell's 1984 is still relevant, but "Big Brother" is an outdated and misleading metaphor for today's surveillance, according to author David Lyon. He claims "Big Data" is a more up-to-date linguistic picture.
Didier Eribon: Theater: Return to Reims French sociologist Didier Eribon's book on growing up as a gay working class child became a bestseller in Germany last year. Now Return to Reims has been staged by theater director Thomas Ostermeier.
The extensive census of India maps the population – but also cements the caste society the country has tried to get rid of. Amnesty International warns, and Indian human rights lawyer Shyam Divan has gone to trial.
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