Week 14 – Surveillance & Resistance

April 20

  • Foucault, “Panopticism” [DOWNLOAD]
  • Stuart Schrader, “Policing Empire,” Jacobin, Sept. 5, 2014. [LINK]
  • Tamara K. Nopper & Mariame Kaba, “Itemizing Atrocity,” Jacobin, Aug. 15, 2014. [LINK]
  • Adrian Chen, “The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed.” [LINK]

April 22

  • Robin D.G. Kelley. “Forward,” from The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture, Basu and Lemelle (eds). 2006. [DOWNLOAD]
  • Jeff Chang. “It’s a Hip-Hop World,” Foreign Policy, October 11, 2007. [DOWNLOAD]
  • Hishaam Adi, “Leveraging Hip Hop in U.S. Foreign Policy,” Al Jazeera, November 7, 2011. [LINK]

In class video: Queen Latifah “Ladies First” music video


Here is the tumblr page project on cultural appropriation by Amanda Stenberg (Rue from Hunger Games), from the class discussion: http://clandesteen.tumblr.com/post/107484511963/dont-cash-crop-my-cornrows-a-crash-discourse-on

Thinking about cultural appropriation from an art historical perspective, some of you may be interested in learning about Kehinde Wiley’s paintings. Here is an article on his artist talk, “Politics of Representation” coinciding with his current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum : http://hyperallergic.com/200742/kehinde-wileys-politics-of-perception/


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