From Zora Neale Hurston to Raymond Williams, academics have sometimes turned to fiction as a way of accessing deeper truths than what is possible through academic research and writing. Scholars have lauded fictional dramas such as The Wire for showing the interconnectedness of urban inequality in ways that academic work has failed to do. In this panel, anthropologists Ruth Behar and Paul Stoller will reflect on the kinds of creative and experimental writing that they and other academics have engaged in. The panel will consider the possibilities and place of fiction within the social sciences.
Watch panel and discussion about how we are connected with War at Home and Abroad with Graduate Center professors David Harvey and Ashley Dawson, students Rasha Arabi and Faris Al-Ahmad Zwiran, and Ali Issa of the War Resisters League and Jadaliyya.
Watch Afiya Zia and Gayatri Spivak discuss the backlash against the liberal and/or secular women’s movement as betrayers of the Muslim (male) cause. They also discuss the misguided prescription of those academic and developmental projects that advocate the instrumentalisation of Islam as an appropriate and ‘authentic’ approach in Muslim contexts. Moderated by Sadia Abbas.
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Watch video of Moon-Ho Jung’s talk, “Subversive Histories: Race, National Security, and Empire Across the Pacific”
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Video from Pankaj Mishra’s book talk, with discussants Moustafa Bayoumi, Susan Jakes, and moderator Nikil Saval of n+1.
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Watch video from Day 1 of the Urban Uprisings conference held at the CUNY Graduate Center on November 30, 2012.
Part 1: Opening Keynote (David Harvey) and Urban Uprisings of the 1960s: Living Legacies (Chair: Frances Fox Piven, Jordan T. Camp, Marian Kramer, Karen Miller)
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Part 2: Global Urban Uprisings (Chair: Peter Marcuse, Hiba Bou Akar, Mavuso Dignani, Deen Sharp, Éva Tessza Udvarhelyi)
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Part 3: Securitization and the City (Chair: John Whitlow, Mizue Aizeki, Christina Heatherton, Pete White, Helena Wong)
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Part 4: Roundtable on How to Organize a Whole City (Chair: Kazembe Balagun, Ujju Aggarwal, Tammy Bang Luu, Rachel LaForest, Rob Robinson, Miguel Robles-Duràn)
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Watch video or listen to the audio podcast from Mahmood Mamdani’s talk, “Define and Rule: Native as Political Identity” given at the Graduate Center on November 12, 2012.
Full event details here
Audio podcast (download right click and “save as”):
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Watch video from the report on the financialization of housing and its impact on the right to adequate housing, by Raquel Rolnik, UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing.
The video also contains a tribute to Neil Smith, the founding director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics and Graduate Center Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography.
Complete details of the event can be viewed here.
Watch the video from the conversation about the new book, The Making of Global Capitalism, featuring the book’s authors, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, along with David Harvey (Anthropology and Geography, CUNY Graduate Center), Maliha Safri (Economics, Drew University), and Duncan Foley (Economics, New School for Social Research).
Details about the original event: http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/the-making-of-global-capitalism/
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Watch the video or listen to the audio podcast from the discussion on the Cuban Literacy Campaign between Norma Guillard (Psychology and Gender, University of Havana) and former CPCP fellow, Sujatha Fernandes (Sociology, Queens College and Grad Center).
Details about the original event: http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/maestra-the-cuban-literacy-campaign/
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/53471930 w=640 h=360]
Watch video from a reading from Nadifa Mohamed’s novel Black Mamba Boy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010), followed by a discussion with Peter Hitchcock, the Acting Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. View details about the event here.
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OREN YIFTACHEL, Ben Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel
“Gray Spacing and the Contemporary City: Between Liberalism and Urban Apartheid”
Thursday, November 8, 2012
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center Room […]
High quality video of the conversation between leaders from hemispheric student struggles in Chile, Quebec, and New York will be posted as soon as it has been edited by the CUNY Digital Media Fellows.
The recorded livestream is available now: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26173985
Vice President of the Universidad de Chile Student Federation (FECH)
President of the Universidad Católica Student Federation (FEUC)
McGill strike organizer and former AUS councillor
Concordia strike organizer and CSU councillor
Conor Tomás Reed
CUNY Graduate Center organizer and Adjunct Project Coordinator
Denise Romero Franco
Bottom Up Baruch and Students United for a Free CUNY
The event was co-sponsored by
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies–NYU
The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center
The CUNY Adjunct Project
The Hemispheric Institute – NYU
The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.
The Radical History Review
The Yes Lab @ Hemi – NYU
On October 10, 2012, Vijay Prashad gave a dynamic and wonderfully engaging talk at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he engaged topics ranging from his involvement with South Asian youth in New York, to his first teaching gig, to reflections ten years later on his book The Karma of Brown Folk, to his new book Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today. Video of the event can be viewed below, and an audio podcast of the event can be downloaded as well.
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This event was co-sponsored by
Asian Americanists at CUNY
The NYU A/P/A Institute
The Graduate Center Office of the President
The Graduate Center American Studies Certificate Program
The Center for Place, Culture and Politics
The Committee on Globalization and Social Change
Hunter College Asian American Studies
CUNY Asian American Research Institute
At the request of David, I am posting this video which has been circulating widely in geography and other networks:
It is with incredible sorrow that I write to share the news that we lost Neil Smith in the early hours of this morning. He had been hospitalized on Wednesday afternoon with organ failures, and despite some moments […]
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