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Mon 3.17.14 | A People's History of Baseball

Mitchell Nathanson, A People's History of Baseball U. of Illinois Press, 2012

Mitchell Nathanson, The Fall of the 1977 Phillies McFarland, 2008

 

 

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Has the game of baseball developed independently of social and political forces and movements in this country? Certainly not, says Mitchell Nathanson. He traces the impact of class-based concerns, racial dynamics, labor struggles, and 1960s protest mobilizations on baseball's origins and development. Nathanson also considers the oft-propagated story of baseball as America. (Encore presentation.)

Wed 7.03.13 | Farmers' Markets: A Critique

Alison Hope Alkon, Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy, U. of Georgia Press, 2012

 

 

 

 

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Farmers' markets appear to embody many of the qualities of the much-touted green economy. Yet according to Alison Hope Alkon, they tend to reinforce racial and class inequality. Alkon contrasts a farmers' market in affluent and white North Berkeley with a now-closed market in poor and predominantly African American West Oakland. (Encore presentation.)

Mon 7.01.13 | A People's History of Baseball

Mitchell Nathanson, A People's History of Baseball U. of Illinois Press, 2012

Mitchell Nathanson, The Fall of the 1977 Phillies McFarland, 2008

 

 

 

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Has the game of baseball developed independently of social and political forces and movements in this country? Certainly not, says Mitchell Nathanson. He traces the impact of class-based concerns, racial dynamics, labor struggles, and 1960s protest mobilizations on baseball's origins and development. Nathanson also considers the oft-propagated story of baseball as America.

Mon 6.17.13 | Walter Rodney

Clairmont Chung, ed., Walter A. Rodney: A Promise of Revolution Monthly Review Press, 2012

W.A.R. Stories: Walter Anthony Rodney, a film by Clairmont Chung

Clairmont Chung's blog

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Walter Rodney, the radical historian and activist from Guyana, wrote provocatively and spoke widely about class, race, and revolution. In the process, he influenced not just Caribbean movements for freedom and self-determination but also people's struggles around the world. Clairmont Chung has produced a book and made a film about Rodney's life and thought.

Tues 11.27.12| Farmers' Markets, the Green Economy, and Inequality

Alison Hope Alkon, Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy, University of Georgia Press, 2012

Alison Hope Alkon at University Press Books in Berkeley on November 28th at 6pm

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Farmers' markets appear to embody many of the qualities of the much touted green economy -- environmentally sustainable, local, and wholesome. Yet as a solution, according to sociologist Alison Hope Alkon, they tend to reinforce, not undermine, racial and class inequality. Alkon explores the limitations of farmers' markets and the market-driven green economy, by contrasting a farmers' market in affluent and white North Berkeley with a now-closed market in poor and predominantly African American West Oakland. 

Wed 8.29.12 | Selma James on Class and Gender

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Many on the left see the working class as the primary agent of radical change. Where does this leave people like housewives and others whose work goes uncompensated? Selma James sees unwaged work as crucial to capitalism's operation and continuation. She addresses the relationship between gender and class, and examines power relations within the working class. (Encore presentation.)

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