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Tropical Amsterdam

Tropical Amsterdam is a story about many things. Using the platform of the few remaining Dutch in Sri Lanka, a hangover from colonial times, Alexa Schulz tells a poignant tale of a community on the verge of extinction. 330 more words

Good Cripple, Bad Cripple: What the hell does that mean?

So, Disability Studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field/theory that literature, sociology, history, cultural studies, and the like are beginning to use as another tool to talk about “otherness.”  It happens to fit in nicely with other messy topics centering around the “other,” – the fancy word for otherness is “alterity” (my favorite philosopher on this topic is… 1,868 more words

Bad Cripple

Searching for perfection in others

Prince Andrei considered such a vast number of people as contemptible and insignificant beings, he wanted so much to find in someone else the living ideal of that perfection for which he strove…

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Cannibal Alterity

Today the discussion is alterity and the changing face of it. Alterity has be discussed elsewhere, but this author thinks a look at media depictions of such things is immensely interesting. 2,090 more words


Meet the Palestinian Gandhi – Dr.Mubarak Awad

He has been called the ‘Palestinian Gandhi’. Dr.Mubarak Awad stood for nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation since he was very young. Dr.Mubarak Awad is the founder of the Palestinian Center for the… 1,385 more words

Logan:"We are Coming"

Logan, Shirley Wilson.  We Are Coming: The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Black Women. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.

In this book, Logan identifies “common practices across rhetorical acts that were molded and constrained by prevailing conventions and traditions” via the rhetorical analysis of speeches given by Black women in the 19th century in order to provide an intellectual history of Black women rhetors. 260 more words


Trinh: Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism.

Trinh T. Minh-ha.  Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Trinh explores the relationships between writing, identity, race, ethnicity, gender, and the literary cannon. 910 more words