- SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
- resistance to capitalism
- repressive Cold War culture and its impact on gender, race, class, activism and life in general
- representation (documentaries, photographs) of oppressed people as sites of social construction and subversion
- Old Left vs New Left
- fighting globalization
- activism, especially activism that involves people laboring under multiple forms of oppression
- relationships between race and class; deconstructing social categories
- sexuality becomes an issue when everything else is in flux
- figuring out how empire intersects with internal divisions of race and class (this is a major AMS project in the 1990s and 2000s)
- the 1930s
- the 1960s, both from the perspective of the people who were there and the people who weren't.
- structures of power determine the forms of resistance; infrapolitics, turbulence, mass protests
- SMOs and whether they're good or bad
- nuclear technology, WWII, the Cold War, propaganda, the Culture Industry, and American exceptionalism
- people need physical spaces in which to exercise our democratic rights
- are we fighting for democracy or for something beyond capitalism? or maybe these are the same thing?
- consolidation of industry, agrarian manhood?
Saturday, April 6, 2013
main themes from WWI to the present
in no particular order: