Which events are memorialized and which disappear from history?
Reading List: Foucault And The Race-Based Vision Of History, The Underside Of The French Presidential Campaign, And What We’re Willing To Die For
To the twenty French academics who have come to the defense of Houria Bouteldja, spokesperson for Le Parti des Indigènes
A group of anthropologists is planning a virtual read-in on Inauguration Day during which they will read and discuss a chapter
Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism is a response to a profoundly dangerous anti-democratic tendency in the U.S., visible as well in other countries. Their manifesto is endorsed by many prominent therapists, and it went public on June 23.
We need genuine people in the government who will change the dynamics of our politics. We need someone who will empower us and strike fear in those who lead us across the board.
Last time I described the predicament I face as a 21st-century historian of Christianity. I welcome students wanting a more
Swirling around my head since this morning are the many André Glucksmanns that I have known. Caroming, they send me into zones of memory that I had not expected to revisit so soon.
It is painful to hear true confession, often accompanied by grief and shame, to lay before others one's worst deeds.
The concept of meritocracy provides justification and cover to the nation in refusing to acknowledge and in denying the actual causes for the tremendous chasms in the wealth distribution and in educational achievement, and for the overall systemic inequities based on social identities.
Michel Foucault described the way the French penal system underwent the transition from chaotic public execution to a carefully managed prison regimen from which the public was largely veiled. What does that experience tell us about the choreographed and quite cold-blooded executions perpetrated and publicly disseminated in YouTube videos by ISIS?