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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hip-Hop and Justice Making: 10 Picks from an Artist

November 26th, 2012|

"I purposefully selected songs from artists who are either fairly well-known or bona fide superstars to show that the hip-hop community has potential to use art responsibly to speak out against social ills, potential even for those from whom we least expect a justice-oriented voice."

Erickson on Three Recent Releases by Hiddleston, Srivastava & Bhattacharya, and Morris.

November 26th, 2012|

Jane Hiddleston. Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality: The Anxiety of Theory. Liverpool University Press, 2010. p. 207.
Neelam Srivastava and Baidik Bhattacharya (Ed.). The Postcolonial Gramsci. New York: Routledge, 2012. p. 253.
Rosalind Morris (Ed). Can the Subaltern Speak?: Reflections on the History of an Idea. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. p. 318.
Reviewer: Jacob J. Erickson, […]

Life in the Aftermath: On Predictable Politics and an Unpredictable Nature

November 24th, 2012|

"Isaiah speaks of singing mountains and hills, and trees that clap their hands. How can a tree that has had strange fruit hanging from it rejoice? Because even in the midst of pain and intense suffering, God’s grace abounds."

A Graduate Student’s Top Five Picks: Joshua B. Bennett

November 17th, 2012|

"What constitutes a livable, grievable life? What does it mean to be alive? For those of us who have, historically, had a fraught relationship to and with the land, with animals, with machines, how do we write about this thing called Nature? How do we love it?"

Gerard Loughlin on Lisa Isherwood and Mark D. Jordan’s Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honour of Marcella Althaus-Reid

November 11th, 2012|

Lisa Isherwood and Mark D. Jordan (eds), Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honour of Marcella Althaus-Reid (London: SCM Press, 2010), pp. 281. 
Reviewer: Gerard Loughlin, gerard.loughlin@durham.ac.uk
It is hard to imagine that those who met her forgot their meeting with Marcella Althaus-Reid (1952-2009), the author of Indecent Theology (2000) and The Queer God (2003). Though […]

Postcolonial Readings: Varied, Broad, and Deep

November 9th, 2012|

"I see postcolonialism as a vastly complex and inclusive category that can potentially serve as the umbrella for many other related fields including but not limited to subaltern and indigenous studies."

Presidential Election Time: Disenfranchising the Margins in a Democratic Moment

November 6th, 2012|

"The ravages of Hurricane Sandy brought this to the fore. Could a national election be put on hold to ensure the participation of millions of civilians impacted? The politically agile did jump on the occasion to cash-in on this."