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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Memory, history, forgetting, and Oscars: The Secret in Their Eyes and film criticism of Latin American cinema

April 27th, 2011|

Upon its release in Argentina in 2009, Juan José Campanella’s El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) opened up a widespread debate in the national media – something to be expected from a film that revisits the violence of the recent Argentine past in the form of a commercial genre film.

Looking for the Lost

April 22nd, 2011|

Our stories tell us who we are. They hold the past, present and future together, and give continuity and meaning to what might otherwise be isolated moments in time. If my story as a Native woman has a theme, it is loss—of Indian status, of visibility, of culture, of language and of resources. My grandmother, Margaret Paul, grew up on the Lennox Island Reservation in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and was sent to a Catholic residential school in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, where she and her sister...

CHANGE! or else

April 4th, 2011|

In the late nineteen eighties and early nineties, I was an active member of the Rebel Armed Forces of Guatemala. I only once fired a gun, at no one, in a meadow, and it hurt my hand, but none-the-less, I was a collaborator, an arms, mail and money collector and runner. I was a participant in a process of death. Violence was my shield and tool.

Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination. By Gurminder K. Bhambra. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

April 4th, 2011|

Gurminder Bhambra’s award winning book, Rethink Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination, proves itself fully worthy of such distinction. From the perspective of postcolonial theory, the book takes issue with the ‘facts’ of European modernity and the scholarly understanding of the European ‘ownership’ of modernity as an originary project.