Tuesday, September 07, 2010

HUM 121: Research Topics

HUM 121: Research Topics

Blankenship, Daz
Poverty in South Central L.A.

Bryant, Joshua
Frederick Douglas

Davis, Crystal
Polyamory

Dunn, Jordan
Women in Gangs

Foraker, John
Dick Cheney

Gentry, Blake
May ‘68

Hamilton, Will
Global Drug Trade

Hawkins, Megan
Mukatar Mai

Hill, Emily
Peter Singer

Hill, Megan
Kent State Shootings

Hunter, Laken
Masculinity & Violence

Hunter, Megan
Hunger

Maggard, Austin
Propaganda and War

Mattingly, Dustin
Paul Chappell

McWhorter, A.J.
Gangs

Muir, Laura
Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones (Rape)

Parrish, Angelique
Woody Guthrie

Pepper, Allie
Holocaust

Prak, Lanie
Pol Pot Regime

Rausch, Hannah
9/11

Sparrow, Veronica
Margaret Bourke-White

Stillett, Steven
Iraq War

Wontor, Emily
Mark Plotkin


(Post in the comments at the end of this post your choice--feel free to choose something not on here--must relate to the themes of the course--you can comment anonymously, just make sure to include your name--any problems please feel free to call me)

Media for Brainstroming a Topic:

My Blog List (collection of links on the right side of this website)

Posts that are continuously being placed on the left hand side of this website

Thinking Required Section (collection of links on the right side of this website--they are specific articles dealing with peace and social justice issues)

Social Movements and Organizations:

50 Most Influential American Progressives of the 20th Century
Barbie Liberation Front (1989 - ?)
Black Panther Party (1960s/1970s)
Chartism (Great Britain: 1838-1850)
Doctors Without Border (Transnational NGO)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (International: 1990 - Present)
The Freedom Riders
Hackers (International: 1980s-present)
Indian Independence Movement (India/Great Britain: 1857-1947)
Industrial Workers of the World (Founded 1905)
Iranian Election Protests (2009)
May 68 (Paris, France)
The Paris Commune (March 18 - May 28, 1971)
Situationist International (France originally: 1950s/1960s)
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Leading role in the African-American civil rights struggle of the 1960s)
Tea Party (USA: Ongoing)
Wikileaks (International Borderless Network: Ongoing)
Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace
Zapatistas/EZLN (1994 - present)


Conflict/War (also in Major Events):

Afghanistan War (2001 - Present)
American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Anti-Uzbek pogrom in Kyrgyzstan (2010)
Bosnian War (1992-1995)
Cambodia (Pol Pot Regime/Khmer Rouge: 1975-1979; exile 1979-1998)
Central African Republic (Ongoing)
Chiapas, Mexico (Zapatista Resistance: 1994-present)
Democratic Republic of Congo (Ongoing)
French Revolution (1789-1799)
Haitian Revolution (1791-1804)
Iraq War (2003 - Present)
Partition of Bengal (1905/1947)
Russian Revolution of 1917
Rwandan Civil War (1990s: We have to keep in mind the contested nature of these events as demonstrated in this important essay addressing inconsistencies in the mainstream version of the genocide reports.)
Second Liberian Civil War (1999-2003)
Second Sudanese Civil War (Includes the Darfur Conflict: 1983-2005)
Siege of Fallujah (Iraq 2004)
Trade and Empire in the Atlantic, 1400-1600
The Troubles (Northern Ireland/England: 1968-1998)
Ugandan Civil War (1986-2006)
U.S./Mexico Border
War and Revolution in Vietnam, 1930 - 1975


Activists/Theorists:

Mumia Abu-Jamal
Girogio Agamben
Louis Althusser
Susan B. Anthony
Hannah Arendt
Andrew Bacevich
Mikhail Bakunin
Simone de Beauvoir
John Berger
Daniel Berrigan
Stokely Carmichael
Black Elk
Pierre Bourdieu
John Brown
Judith Butler
Cesar Chavez
Ward Churchill
Adam Curtis
Angela Davis
Mike Davis
Eugene Debs
Frederick Douglas
W.E.B. DuBois
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Daniel Ellsberg
Eve Ensler
Frantz Fanon
Jordan Flaherty
Michel Foucault
Sigmund Freud
Erich Fromm
Eduardo Galeano
Mahatma Gandhi
Leymah Gbowee
Amy Goodman
David Graeber
Antonio Gramsci
Jurgen Habermas
Christopher Hedges
Harriet Jacobs
Derrick Jensen
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Naomi Klein
Peter Kropotkin
Wangari Muta Maathai
Nelson Mandela
Karl Marx
Arthur Miller
Gary Paul Nabhan
George Orwell
Thomas Paine
Michael Pollan
Sister Helen Prejean
Jacques Ranciere
George Rawick
Paul Craig Roberts
David Roediger
Edward Said
Eric Schlosser
Cindy Sheehan
Vandanna Shiva
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
David Solnit
Rebecca Solnit
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Jon Stewart
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Henry David Thoreau
Michel-Rolph Trouillot
Sojourner Truth
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Kristian Williams
Howard Zinn
Dave Zirin
Slavoj Zizek

Themes/Theories/Concepts:

Alberta's Tar Sands
Anarchism
Animals
Art
Assassination
Atheism
Autonomy
Biotechnology
Black Feminism
Blood Diamonds
Body
Borders
Capitalism
Casino Capitalism
Child Soldiers
Civil Rights
Class
Classification
Climate Change
Coal
Colonialism
Commons
Community
Consciousness Raising
Conservatism
Consumerism
Corporations
Corporatism
Cosmopolitanism
Criminal Justice
Crisis of Capitalism
Critical Race Theory
Culture
Culture Jamming
Death Squads
Decolonialism
Deliberative Democracy
Democracy
Democratic Socialism
Detournement
Direct Action
Disability
Documentaries
Domestic Workers
Double-Consciousness
Drugs
Ecofeminism
Ecology
Economics
Education
Empire
Environmentalism
Ethics
E-Waste Crisis
Factory Farming
Fair Trade
Fascism
Feminism
Food
Freedom
Fundamentalism
G20
Gangs
Gangster Capitalism
Gender
Genocide
Giant Puppets (protests)
Globalism
Globalization
Green Party
Hate
Health
Hegemony
Humanitarian Crises
Human Rights
Human Trafficking
Hunger
Identity
Ideology
Images of Terror (Cultural--this is an example)
Immigration
Imperialism
Individualism
Islamophobia
Just War Theory
Kibbutz
Labor
Land
Language
Law
Liberalism
Liberation Theology
Masculinity
Marxism
Materialist Feminism
Media
Memorials
Memory
Militarism
Militias
Music
Nationalism
Natural Resources
Neo-conservatives
Neoliberalism
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Non-violence
Oil
Organized Crime
Pacifism
Patriarchy
Patriotism
Peace
Policing
Political Economy
Politics of Hate
Pollution
Population
Poverty
Power
Private Property
Private Military
Privatization
Propaganda
Protest
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
Prostitution
Race
Radical Ecology
Rendition
Representation of Peace
Representation of War
Resistance
Queer
Rape as a Weapon
Religion
Representation
Revolution
Robotics
Same Sex Marriage
Scarcity
Security
Sex Trafficking
Sexuality
Slavery (Personal Narratives available online at the Library of Congress)
Socialism
Social Justice
Sovereignty
State
Stereotypes
Strikes
Surveillance Culture
Sweatshops
Symbolic Violence
Syndical Anarchism
Technology
Terror
Torture
Torture Porn
Trauma
Unions
Violence
Violence Against Women
Water
Women
World Trade Organization (WTO)

Major Events:

9/11 (New York City: 2001)
Abu Ghraib Torture and Prison Abuse (Iraq: 2004)
Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (USA: August 6 and 9, 1945)
BP Oil Spill (Gulf Coast: 2010)
California Proposition 8 (2008)
Columbia "False-Positives" Scandal (2009)
Columbus's Arrival in the Americas (Caribbean: 1490s)
Fall of the Berlin Wall (Europe: November 9, 1989)
Fall of Communism (1989)
Haitian Earthquake (2010)
Holocaust (NAZI Germany 1940s)
Hurrican Katrina (New Orleans 2005)
Kent State Shootings (Ohio: May 4, 1970)
McCarthyism (USA: 1940s/1950s)
Pullman Workers' Strike (USA: 1894)
Salt March (India 1930)
The Schumann Declaration (British: May 9, 1950)
Sudan Peace Act (USA: October 21, 2002)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (International: 1948)

17 comments:

Thivai Abhor said...

I choose sexuality. ~Crystal Davis~

Thivai Abhor said...

Blake Gentry - I want May 68'.

Crystal said...

As requested, I am specifying a subtopic/focus for sexuality. I will be discussing, analyzing and providing argumentation for/against polyamory/monogamy.

AJ said...

I'm going to say gangs with a focus on the feud between the Bloods and the Crips. This could change at any point but the video really got the juices flowing on Tuesday.

Joshua Bryant said...

I choose Dave Zirin

dazfaith said...

Want to write about the aspects of basic needs not being met and how this fuels the gangs to continue. Will discuss how housing, employment, education, food, etc. could change the face of south central!!

Megan Hill said...

Kent State shootings

Emily Wontor said...

I choose Mark Plotkin and his work in the Amazon

Thivai Abhor said...

Emily--thanks for introducing me to someone new, looking up Plotkin's work I feel the need to ask you how you would see his work fitting into Peace and Conflict Studies?

Maggard6209 said...

I think I am going to do something about the propaganda and dramatizing of wars through the media, I'm going to use personal examples from military friends that I have, as well as the story of Macaroni Jack and the York Massacre to show contrast between what is factual and what the government/mass media want us to hear.

(this is tentative, I'm between this and the conflict of coal/non-coal and mountain top removal in appalachia where I'm from, but I feel it would be hard to find information about this.)--Austin Maggard

veronica said...

Veronica Sparrow - Margaret Bourke-White ... Activist/Photographer

Joshua Bryant said...

I would like to change my subject from David Zirin to Fredrick Douglas for the time

alliepepper said...

I choose the holocaust

The life of Jordan said...

I will be doing womens rolls in gangs...

emilyhill said...

Peter Singer

Stillett said...

I choose the Iraq War -Steven Tillett-

Stillett said...

I choose the Iraq War. -Steven Tillett-