Tag Archives: Sociology

Republic (380? BC, Plato)

Everyone who knows Plato knows of Republic and knows of the allegory of the cave, I imagine, or at least my popular-informed conception of Republic considered the cave to be its central point or climax. As reading through the previous … Continue reading

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928, D. H. Lawrence)

At times it seems like reading and writing a novel like this which exalts the immediate bodily and sensory experience of life over the insular and intellectualized is committing a great hypocrisy. The hands that cradle the spine and turn … Continue reading

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Buy the Hour

3 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 20, “Time-wages,” 1867, Karl Marx) – An exploration of that beloved form of work whereby one receives pay by the hour. Ridicules the apologistic notion that pay represents the value of the entire work-day, when of … Continue reading

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The Neverending Legacy of the Reverend

26 Sep 2013: King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis (DVD, 1970, Ely Landau) Though it feels familiar and rehashed just because so much of what it consists of has been often seen before (speeches, riots, songs), as a sustained … Continue reading

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The Old Man and Deceasing

15 Sep 2013: Umberto D (DVD, 1952, Vittorio De Sica) Prior to this I would not have associated refined cinematographic language too much with neorealism – even my memory of Bicycle Thieves for instance does not call to mind any … Continue reading

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Chiaroscuro-Gaga Kurosawa

6 Aug 2013: High and Low (DVD, 1963, Akira Kurosawa) An absolute masterpiece in so many ways that the mind is perturbed into a state of awe for at least the final hour out of two-and-a-half. Kurosawa’s image as master … Continue reading

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Cedric J. Robinson – Black Marxism

I’m not well-read enough on either African-American studies or Marxism to function as some fabulous expert recommender who can tell you with legitimized assurance that this book is a great starting point for those topics, but as a personal starting … Continue reading

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