Would photographic documentation of inner life indicate the sameness and equality of Afro-Brazilians, loyal citizens in the making, or catalog their essential difference as an irredeemable and politically dangerous other, an other occupied by foreign powers?
Massiveness of documentation, fragility of preservation: this is our condition. How will digital records be kept alive across decades, centuries, and millennia?
Today, the notion that psychotherapy could provide a model for propagandists may seem deeply alien. But by the late 1950s, a substantial number of American intellectuals and government officials understood international relations in essentially interpersonal terms.
In the positive symbolism John Calvin attaches to faith, it is possible to locate an immanent critique of a market logic haunted by the structure of crisis.
Debt cancellation in its ancient near east context is unquestionably an act and prerogative of sovereign power.
In examining how a community responds to an event, we can get a better sense of their social world, and the problems that affect it. By observing what happens after an instance of violence, in other words, we see that the ways people manage their grief in those occasions are ways injury or death affects communities.
When women became rectors they would be called “mothers.” I hated that. I was never called mother. I never wanted to do the patriarchal “father knows best” model and just add a woman at the head of it.
For more than a hundred years, the question of who belongs in the category of “woman” has been at the heart of American political, racial, and class struggles.