The Hyde Park List

~~~~~Trigger/Cover Warnings: This post is concerned with the Hyde Park List Tumblr, and general topics of rape and sexual assault. There are no graphic scenes described or depicted. However, some of the studies go into a little more detail with what constitutes what and where. So if descriptions trigger you, please please please be careful … Continue reading The Hyde Park List

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Day 10: La Giralda and Mr. Everyman’s History

The 1930's was an interesting time for the historical profession in America. Professionalization of the discipline had been all the rage around the 1910's, with the "scientific revolution" of historical thought towards the turn of the century. What ushered this revolution was a series of half-thoughts about Leopold Von Ranke's famous dictum: "wie es eigentlich gewesen" … Continue reading Day 10: La Giralda and Mr. Everyman’s History

July 4th: A Holiday of Nationalism

Oh god, it's the 4th of July... This was my first thought upon waking up. National holidays on a whole make me go "...meh", mostly because I do think I'm happiest not necessarily engaged in social rituals, but doing my own thing. But there seems to be something about nationalist holidays in particular that kind … Continue reading July 4th: A Holiday of Nationalism

Panel: Sexual Violence and Neoliberalism, Historical Materialism, June 2013

Panel in Question: https://youtu.be/1NdYu4P_PJM Conference Website: http://hmny.org/past-conferences/hmny2013/ I’m supposed to be writing about multi-racial identity and my own personal narrative from that framework. So, of course, I’m procrastinating by listening to a panel on the role of neoliberalism in re-codifying sexual violence against women. The context for this panel was the 2013 conference on Historical Materialism hosted … Continue reading Panel: Sexual Violence and Neoliberalism, Historical Materialism, June 2013

Slavery and Social Death + Provincializing Europe

Patterson’s Slavery and Social Death (1982) remains one of the most thorough analyses of slavery as an institution and its impact on the individual. Terms like social death and natal alienation remain vocabulary that scholarship since has utilized and contested. Its structure, however, is essentially capitalist. His definition of slavery utilizes three components: violent domination, … Continue reading Slavery and Social Death + Provincializing Europe

Class and Classism: My Contribution to UChicago’s Dis-O Guide, 2013

A brief entry I wrote for the Dis-Orientation Guide at UChicago. The full PDF is available here: Dis-Orientation Guide, University of Chicago, Fall 2013 One of the trickiest aspects of class is its ambiguity. Poll, after poll over the past decade has demonstrated a majority of Americans associates with the term “middle class”[1]. These sorts … Continue reading Class and Classism: My Contribution to UChicago’s Dis-O Guide, 2013

Peter Novick’s That Noble Dream

I have mentioned my more-than passing interest in historiography previously on this blog, but I thought I would spend time today talking about it more in-depth. My interest in the history of history comes from wanting to understand the intellectual roots of how we derive historical knowledge—the past is past, to borrow a cliché. How … Continue reading Peter Novick’s That Noble Dream