Category Archives: Media

Exporting chopsticks to Asia

http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/02/smallbusiness/georgia_chopsticks/index.htm?iid=GM

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Renata mentioned this movie in class, I wont have time to watch it until the end of this week, but here it is….

How to make $200,000,000

Here is a clip of Bono discussing his One and Red organizations on the Daily Show this past Thursday

.http://www.hulu.com/embed/DRZXMmM7nkLKrflG5iv4AA?shared_ad_id=74894

Watch his hand when Jon asks him whats in it for him…..

Slavoj Zizek. Capitalism and Intervention

The nose rubbing and interruptions to the interviewer annoyed me beyond measure. But once I got over that, this guy provides some very interesting critique of the Occupy movement,  the Prague Spring in 1968, traditional politics, democracy and capitalist financial mechanics.

Slavoj Žižek, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a visiting professor at a number of American Universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York University, University of Michigan).

Occupy Economics!

On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 250 economists from around the world have added their names. Read more at econ4.org

At the Drive In – Invalid Litter Dept.

As soon as I started reading Melissa Wright’s “From Protest to Politics: Sex Work, Women’s Worth, and Ciudad Juarez Modernity” my mind went to this song.

Though the band doesn’t take an anthropological approach with the song I feel like the symbolism inherent in the video, lyrics, and music’s character very powerfully creates a sense of the situation in Ciudad Jaurez.  I think the bridge with the cross mentioned in the article is briefly shown in the video.

Lyrics here.

 

Smile or Die – Barbara Ehrenreich

We’ve mentioned Barbara Ehrenreich in class, and after our discussion of Foucaultian power, or more specifically a type of social control made possible through self-regulation that is influenced by and aligned with the agenda of the state, I felt this was worth posting.  Here Ehrenreich reveals a sort of unrealistic optimism that has been designed and encouraged to keep our focus away from any sort of critical engagement with issues and inequities in our current social, economic, and political structuring.

It’s well worth watching: only 10 minutes long, insightful, and entertaining.