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
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
"Turkey’s invasion of #Rojava 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."
"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."
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
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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