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: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/492536
Hi all! I’m starting my PhD in American Culture/Digital Studies at UM Ann Arbor in... oh man, less than a week!
Research interests include:
- Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies
- digital visual cultures
- social media mapping/ethnography/networking
- digital strategies of resistance (asterisks by all of that)
- prison/police abolition
- post-left theory
- the smell of jasmine after a light rain
Does anyone have access to a PDF copy of Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class by Robin Kelley?
I found the introduction and Chapter 8 so far but I would like the whole PDF if possible.
"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."
Long live the Ferguson Uprising!
Cars, Guns, Autonomy: A Discussion on Anti-Police Struggles in the Bay Area and Ferguson
"It was a repeated thing, night after night, that people would be fighting in west Florissant until the overwhelming police presence (including teargas and rubber bullets) forced them off the main street. They’d then either fight to keep the police out of the neighborhoods or they’d wait until the gas cleared to go fight on the street again."
This is important work -- but the quality of the study is not contingent on whether or not you interview these fuckheads
I am making a Big Zotero Bibliography of Digital Studies for my preliminary exams
Please add things that you think are essential and (so far) missing from the bib! I am still in the process of adding citations too but this work is boring on your own.
For every person who claims that "we are at 'show me your papers' levels of fascism now,"
Might I remind you of SB 1070 in Arizona? "The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act" ? Never mind that parts of the initial bill were walked back, because the fact that such a bill PASSED in Arizona in 2010 should have been alarm bells for everyone.
we have BEEN at "show me your papers" levels. For a long ass time.
Thank you again to @bgcarlisle for taking swift action to block another Gab server
That David Bond character is specifically a fascist pick-up artist who targets Asian women. He can fuck off (and thats me being mild and diplomatic, thank u)
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Year 2 PhD Student in American Culture and Digital Studies at U-M Ann Arbor
avi is Maggie Cheung in Irma Vep; banner is Valle de la Luna by Remedios Varo
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