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Who's that in your AVI, Jasmine?

That's a screenshot from the film Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas) with Maggie Cheung.

Besides being a fantastic and dizzying/disorienting film, I have a soft spot for it bc I first watched it in a class with Prof. Yiman Wang, who would advise my undergraduate thesis! Here's the essay that she wrote on Maggie Cheung and the film Irma Vep: muse.jhu.edu/article/492536

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I'm a PhD student in American Culture/Digital Studies at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Research interests include:
- digital visual cultures
- contemporary theories of resistance and radical politics
- prison abolition
- fascism and white supremacy
- infrastructure studies

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"Turkey’s invasion of sets a new precedent for military aggression, ethnic cleansing, and the destruction of egalitarian and feminist experiments like the one in Rojava. It sets the stage for more bloodshed and oppression everywhere around the world, paving the way for ethno-nationalist autocrats like Trump, Erdoğan, Bashar al-Assad, Jair Bolsonaro, and Vladimir Putin to dominate world politics for generations to come."

crimethinc.com/2019/10/09/call

"On October 6, the Trump administration announced it was pulling US troops out of northern Syria, essentially giving Turkish President Erdoğan a green light to invade Rojava, carry out ethnic cleansing, and forcibly resettle the area. We are calling for people around the world to engage in protest and/or disruption at Turkish consulates, US government offices, arms manufacturers, and businesses connected with the Turkish government, such as Turkish Airlines."

crimethinc.com/2019/10/09/call

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Update: #iHazPDF 

related: does someone have aaarg access and they can invite me? been trying to get one and I would rly like it pls pls pls

#ICanHazPDF 

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"What does freedom mean in an academic economy structured to reward obedience? No thinking person buys the myth of merit. Academe is filled with mediocrities who achieved stardom by flattering the ruling class. Already, then, freedom is tenuous because livelihood is contingent on respectability, itself contingent on pleasing the ruling elite. Cultures of online exchange promise a kind of freedom, but more than anything they illuminate the preponderance of coercion."

chronicle.com/interactives/082

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Long live the Ferguson Uprising! 

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sci-hub.tw/10.1080/14650045.20

This is important work -- but the quality of the study is not contingent on whether or not you interview these fuckheads

"academics studying the alt-right and ethnonationalism stop interviewing these people" challenge

Oh, and, like, this is also a resource for other people venturing into a field that has a TON of literature but is also very new and updating (lol) all the time

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