Thursday, August 26, 2010

HUM 121: The People Speak, Pt. 2 and "The Body Rituals of the Nacirema"

Here is your reading assignment: The Body Rituals of the Nacirema

Other texts along these lines that make me think about social rules/rituals:

Wikipedia: Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

Text of Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron"

Wikipedia: Harrison Bergeron

Text of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

Wikipedia: The Lottery

Additional resources/topics:

Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States. (Available online)

An ongoing archive of materials on Howard Zinn

Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 1996.

Loewen, James. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. NY: Touchstone, 2007.

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Propaganda Model of the Media

Ruane, Kevin. War and Revolution in Vietnam, 1930-1975. Bristol, PN: UCL Press, 1998.

Buchheit, Paul, ed. American Wars: Illusions and Realities. Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 2008.

McCarthy, Timothy Patrick and John McMillian, eds. The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition. NY: The New Press, 2003.

History is a Weapon

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