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Cafe Discussion 6

Monica, Kiki, and I talked about the Jorge Klor De Alva article, titled The Postcolonization of the (Latin) American Experience: A Reconsideration of “Colonialism,” ”Postcolonialism,” and “Mestizaje”. We had a lot of difficulty unpacking this article because of our lack … Continue reading

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Cafe Discussion #7

Group Members: Hannah, McKenzie, Sarah Written by Sarah Hannah, McKenzie, and I all agreed that “Locations of Culture” by Homi Bhabha was one of the more challenging articles that we have had to read so far. Since we only covered … Continue reading

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Café Discussion Entry 6

As we more extensively discussed Bell Hooks’s article “Postmodern Blackness”  in class, we chose to focus our Cafe Discussion on “The Organization of Hate” by Sara Ahmed.  I began the discussion by mentioning Ahmed’s use of the term bodies throughout … Continue reading

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Cafe Discussion #5 – McKenzie, Hannah, and Sarah

Group Members: McKenzie, Hannah, and Sarah Written By: McKenzie   The reading Post-colonial Critical Theories by Selmon talks about the a various of different aspects that come into play after colonial powers leaves the country they once occupied. Picking up … Continue reading

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Rinzin & Sadaf: Cafe Blog Post 6

One thing Sadaf and I agreed on upon talking about this article is that the meaning and the name “postcolonial countries” which did not sit well with us. Rinzin: “I understand why Selmon used postcolonialism in this article as there … Continue reading

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Cafe Discussion #4

Group Members: McKenzie, Hannah, and Sarah Written By: Sarah Hannah, McKenzie, and I discussed Orientalism by Edward Said. We all found his article interesting and thought-provoking; since McKenzie and I did not get an opportunity to analyze Orientalism in class, … Continue reading

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Sadaf and Rinzin Cafe Discussion 4- Bressler and Being Gay in Japan

Rinzin & Sadaf Gs 302 Live Life More Selfishly: an on-line gay advice column in Japan Both Rinzin and I were able to find some time to talk about this article last week after class. While both of us enjoyed … Continue reading

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Cafe Discussion-4

Marx would argue that society moves in a linear motion that is based in a Eurocentric mindset. He analyzes that history is central to class conflict between a competition of people and dominance. For example, he saw this between the … Continue reading

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Café Discussion Entry 3

          McKenzie and I began our conversation by continuing our class group discussion on pages 74 and 75 of Michel Foucault’s Power/Knowledge. We looked at the relationship between a right of sovereignty and disciplinary mechanisms and … Continue reading

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Sadaf and Sarah Cafe Discussion 3- Benjamin’s Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Sadaf and Sarah After having done our recent papers, Sarah and I have come together to discuss the Walter Benjamin reading once more just because it was such an interesting topic, and one that we both felt we understood better. … Continue reading

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