Author Archives: elconstable

New Blog Assignment

In the articles assigned to accompany Lourdes Portillo’s film Senorita Extraviada (2001), and in our discussions together, we looked at the ways that state officials (the Mexican government) have failed to intervene effectively to stop the femicides. The state has … Continue reading

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Blog Assignment for Angela Davis event

Dear all, Here’s the information/prompt I presented in class on Tuesday for the blog assignment follow-up to the Angela Davis event that replaced our regular class meeting on Thursday. By Sunday 9 a.m., post a blog reflection  commenting on the … Continue reading

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Blog Assignment

Dear all, Your blog post for this week can be posted anytime before 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb 19th. In the course of my own research this week, I came across an NPR report on the controversy triggered by a … Continue reading

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Blog Assignment

Dear all, and welcome to the day AFTER you completed your papers. Make sure you celebrate! Well, since your assignment comes in a bit later than planned, you have until Sunday 9 p.m. to complete it this time. Go to … Continue reading

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A little break for this week!

Dear all, And the good news is that I’m giving you a break from writing a blog assignment for this week!I want you to be able to concentrate your energies on preparing for your papers, so focus on that work. … Continue reading

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New Blog Assignment

During our class discussions this week, we analyzed what we mean when we state that somebody is fetishizing an object or a person, and explored the anthropological, Marxist and psychoanalytic underpinnings to the concept. E.g., in our culture, the saying … Continue reading

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Blog Assignment 01/19/2012

Dear all, Here’s your blog assignment for this week. Select one of the following three interpretations of the film, Heading South, to respond to. Contribute a post providing your reaction to the interpretation you’ve selected, and focus on following the … Continue reading

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