The Spy-Glass of Anthropology
How are Historical Exclusions Remember?
How are Cultural Connections Remember?
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"...It was only when I was off in college, away from my native surroundings, that I could see myself like somebody else ad stand off and look at my garment. Then I had to have the spy-glass of Anthropology to look through at that."
Zora Neale HustonMules and Men
The Politics of Ethnography:
Who writes Culture?
THE POWER OF NARRATION:
WHO FRAMES HISTORY?
WHO IS FRAMED BY HISTORY?
"Oh, is that the Question"?:
Clip of Angela Davis from the
Black Power Mix Tapes
To see the extended segment of Democracy Now
For More information:
Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It, Ice Cube
If I sell a little crack ain’t nothing to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I die in Iraq ain’t nothing to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I take you for granted ain’t nothing to it gangsta rap made me do it
If I f*ck up the planet ain’t nothing to it gangsta rap made me do it
Reading for Hurston:
Listening for Silences, resistance
THIS WEEK'S READING:
Zora Neal Hurston's
Mules and Men
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein."
-Zora Neale Hurston
Dust Tracks on a Road, An Autobiography