"techniques of interrogation"

I'm reading about Brazil this week in my history class. We're focused on the human rights violations during the military regime from 1964-1985. One of the books we've read from for this section is A Mother's Cry: A Memoir of Politics, Prison, and Torture under the Brazilian Military Dictatorship, by Lini Penna Sattamini, the mother … Continue reading "techniques of interrogation"

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Dos Erres, Guatemala: an essay on the connection between language and violence

So, this isn't my best academic work. Not even close. As you can see from all the notes at the end, my brain wanted to take this farther. It's been a battle to complete it without turning it into a massive research project. But it's overdue, so I'm turning it in and moving on to … Continue reading Dos Erres, Guatemala: an essay on the connection between language and violence

the makings of men: yes, I’m doing my homework again

The conversation transcribed below is scripted, and is from a TV show called Six Feet Under. The clip (which is available for your viewing pleasure at the bottom of this post - you're welcome) is from the first season, which aired in 2001. The section which has been transcribed is a conversation between a father … Continue reading the makings of men: yes, I’m doing my homework again

masculinities – another short academic offering

THE QUESTION POSED: For this post, consider dominant images of masculinities in the media. For an example, watch the following clip of masculinity in Disney films: Masculinity in Disney.Do these media portrayals follow Willott and Griffin’s discussion of hegemonic masculinity? How so?How do you think dominant ideologies of masculinity will shape everyday performances of masculinity? In your … Continue reading masculinities – another short academic offering