Since we’ll continue to discuss issues and themes from last week, there’s still an opportunity to blog about some of the material from last week. Choose two items from the list below.
“Everyone’s missing the point” (Barry Lando) Truthdig, 5/3/10. This is an opinion piece, from a political blog, that ties together a number of the topics we’re dealing with through the remainder of the semester. Challenges to his arguments are, of course, welcome. In your response you’re free to be as opinionated as you like.
Ch. 45, “Obedience vs. Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan,” (Shahla Haeri) pp. 370-378.
Recommended (video): “France Face Veil Ban Provokes Heated Debate,” (panel discussion featuring author Sam Harris, Professor Tariq Ramadan, and columnist Mona Eltahawy) BBC Newsnight, 4/11/11. (10 min) and Eltahawy and Ahmed debate, Parker-Spitzer, CNN (10 min).
Ch. 46, “The Christian Revolution,” (Jenkins), pp. 379-386.
May 12 – Resisting Globalization: Critique and Action
Recommended (video): “Deleuze’s Postscript on Societies of Control,” Liquid Theory TV, 2010. (For the theory heads among you)