Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November's Article

'The Plantation Society, circa 2008: Discussing Immigration through the Lens of Criminology'
By Tryon Woods
Post people!  Even if you agree completely with the reading and have nothing to add you should still comment so that folks know that others are still reading and involved.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Readings: 'Their Manners Are Decorous and Praiseworthy' By Dee Brown & 'What is White Supremacy?' By Elizabeth Martinez

So this hasn't been working as quickly as anticipated, so lets just do one reading a month. Let me know if folks are interested in more/less often. I just figured that it would be easier this way, at least for now. 
Obviously we can still comment on the first reading if folks haven't gotten around to it yet, but this here is the October readings:
'Their Manners Are Decorous and Praiseworthy' By Dee Brown
You have to download the whole sourcebook to get it, but it is also chapter one of 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West' which most public/university libraries should have.
What is White Supremacy?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Reading "Masculinity as Homophobia" By Michael S. Kimmel

First reading!
Lets aim for starting a new one in two weeks (September 21st).  That should give everyone enough time to read the text and post some comments.
Masculinity as Homophobia

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reading Suggestions

A growing list of suggested readings; make a suggestion!

'Masculinity as Homophobia' By Michael S. Kimmel

'Aquaculture' By Matt Hern

Essays from Unsettling Minnesota's sourcebook titled "Unsettling Ourselves"

     "Their manners are decorous and Praiseworthy" by Dee Brown

     "What is white supremacy? by Elizabeth Martinez

     "Unsettling Settler desires" by Scott Morgenson

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blog for book club

So here is the space for a reading group!
Since many of us are seperated by hundreds of miles, an online book club seems like a good way to stay connected and engaged with one another beyond the occasional phone call or email.  There is no doubt that in our time together we have created strong community, and It bothers the hell out of me to think of those relationships fading away.  A book club is a simple way that I feel can help keep us together.
So a few of us have been talking about this to one another, so now lets figure it out.  I feel like (at least to start) just using the blog/email to go about doing this.  Thoughts? Other ideas?
We could also make a list on here of readings that folks would like to discuss that we can all add to. 
Should we do a reading weekly? bi-weekly?
Do we want to do articles?  Longer readings?
Lets make this happen.