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"
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
I'm researching the Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala right now, for a history class. It happened in the early 80s.It's fucking horrific. And it's just one part of a larger horrific series of events, that we (the USA) pretty much put into action, encouraged/funded, all while publicly denouncing it. Cuz that's how we roll. (It's … Continue reading the Dos Erres Massacre
Have you seen this movie? It's about the Water War in Bolivia, which happened exploded in Bolivia in early 2000.Yeah, I hadn't heard of it. With any luck, you're better educated than I am.I just wrote a brief essay about this, for a class. Now I'm going to proselytize and tell everyone that they should watch it, … Continue reading "Even the Rain"
In this course, we have been carefully considering the concept of gender, how it is culturally situated, and how it is created through public acts of performing selves, themselves informed by cultural ideologies of gender. Now, for your final post, reflect on what you have learned about the relationship of gender and language—what knowledge have … Continue reading sex and gender with bodies
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
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