- We Don’t Like Samba, documentary about protests in Brazil (~40 min).
- National Insecurity, on Obama’s foreign policy failure.
- In Eastern Congo, Economic Colonialism in the Guise of Ethical Consumption?
- The Progress of the Movement for Paid Sick Leave.
- Do It for the Vine.
- On recent hubbub of asking, “was slavery really all that bad?”
Had the Economist actually engaged the book’s arguments, the reviewer would have had to confront the scary fact that the unrestrained domination of market forces can sometimes amplify existing forms of oppression into something more horrific. No wonder the Economist abandoned its long-standing intellectual commitments in favor of sloppy old paternalism on Sept. 4, because if it hadn’t, Mr./Ms. Anonymous might have had to admit that market fundamentalism doesn’t always provide the best solution for every economic or social problem.
- Pics of It Didn’t Happen: The New Crisis for Connected Cameras.
- Dignity: Fast Food Workers and a New Form of Labor Activism.
- Inside New York City’s Tiniest Properties.
- The Fading Memory of South Asia’s Partition.
- Ways of Seeing Instagram.
- Not for Teacher:
From the start, Mann imagined teaching as women’s work, and not just any women: “Mann depicted these cost-effective female educators as angelic public servants monitored by Christian faith: wholly unselfish, self-abnegating, and morally pure.” Women weren’t just cheaper to hire; they were also assumed to be naturally nurturing and pious enough to teach godly behavior. “Teaching,” Goldstein writes, “was promoted as the female equivalent of the ministry: a profession whose prestige would be rooted not in worldly rewards, such as money or political influence, but in the pursuit of satisfaction that came from serving others.” In other words, you can pay teachers in work.
- D.R. Congo’s Dance Battles.
- Radical Strain, on the labor of female singers’ voices.
- Why Disruptors are Always White Guys.
- Two good pieces on policing civility at UC Berkeley.
- Logistics, Capitalist Circulation, Chokepoints.