Category Archives: Nathan

Role of women in the Egyptian Uprising and the Aftermath

“All of us were there, throwing stones, moving dead bodies. We did everything. There was no difference between men and women.” Asmaa Manfouz, Egyptian Activist (Economist, 11/15/2012) In the eighteen days that led to toppling of Mubarak’s regime, men and women … Continue reading

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Derrida and Wikipedia

We found Derrida’s reading very hard and our discussion was dominated by questions we wished we could answer.  However, with serious back and forth discussion, we were confident in our understanding of some parts of his work. We were very … Continue reading

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Women as victims of religious/ideological extremism

Over the past few decades, factions in the mainstream religions – Christianity and Islam – have drifted towards very conservative/extreme ideals. These ideals, in my opinion, are founded and funded by institutions or individuals that have a deeply entrenched agenda far … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Myths

During our discussion, we broke down the four essays that we chose: First off, we dove into “Novels and Children,” which might have been better named something like “women as writers, but in actuality, women as mothers and housewives and … Continue reading

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“I wanna be Sedated!” Cafe Discussion 2/19 Allison,Nathan,Savannah

The video on Korean Punk sparked an interesting discussion and a bit of a debate between the members of our Café Discussion Group. Ideally, I would like to agree with the theories of both Appadurai and Patterson. I would like … Continue reading

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Open Access Movement

“Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: False Consciousness of the Subaltern

False Consciousness: Marx’s idea that “everybody in capitalist society has the same ideology.” Thus, the ideas of the ruling class rule. We broke this idea down and applied it the ideas of superstructure and base whereby the ideas in the … Continue reading

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