[for Hist 518: Colonialism, WNMU, Spring 2017] The Jungle Book, a collection of short stories, was published in 1894 in America, but its author, Rudyard Kipling, was a British man who had been born in and spent much of his early childhood and young adulthood in India. Kipling was an imperialist to the core, and … Continue reading “The Jungle Book” as a cultural artifact
[for HIST 518: Colonialism, WNMU, 8 May 2017] I’ve chosen to review Susan Thorne’s essay, “’The Conversion of Englishmen and the Conversion of the World Inseparable’: Missionary Imperialism and the Language of Class in Early Industrial Britain” (1997). This essay addresses the complex question of how racism, classism, colonialism, and evangelism interacted in imperial Britain. Thorne … Continue reading Review of Thorne’s “The Conversion of Englishmen and the Conversion of the World Inseparable”
We’re all looking for a little solidarity these days. We have a human desire for mutual respect, dignity, and the comfort of knowing the person next to you understands something of your life. We want to stand together against the inequalities we face as groups. We build communities within our cities, and these communities are … Continue reading Urban Inequality and Social Solidarity
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"
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