Friday, September 25, 2015

Resources for September 26, 2015

Baker, Kevin. "The real-life 'negro removals' behind HBO mini-series Show Me a Hero." The Guardian (September 24, 2015) ["David Simon’s TV series follows the fight against social housing in 1980s Yonkers, New York – but, as Kevin Baker reveals, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the sordid American history of kicking black people out of their neighbourhoods."]

Gardner, Justin. "Video: Cop Shows the Immense Power of Treating People with Respect — Officers Please Take Note." The Free Thought Project (September 22, 2015)

Breu, Chris. "Illinois State University Scholar Defines New Trends In Literature." (September 25, 2015) ["Experimental fiction is emerging from the thickets of post modernism. ISU English Professor Chris Breu (broo) has a new book out addressing this shift....Insistence of the Material. In this conversation with GLT's Charlie Schlenker, Breu argues for the value of attending to the material world and how that physical world sets limits on social and individual life."]

Benjamin, Walter. "Theses on the Philosophy of History." Illuminations Trans. Harry Zohn. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968: 253 - 264.

Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch. Autonomedia, 2009.

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Trans. Alan Sheridan. Vintage Books, 1995.

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