This article explores the hidden, suppressed elements of New Orleans leading up to and immediately following Hurricane Katrina. The article is juxtaposed with excerpts from Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities in order to provide a lens through which to ask questions not typically raised by government officials, city planners, and science and technology experts. This uncovers aspects of New Orleans that must not be overlooked in the rebuilding process. If policy, culture, and technology render aspects of New Orleans invisible, then only by revealing these aspects can one ascertain the truth of the city.
Erin Moore Daly
Kathleen Sweeney. 2008. Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age. New York: Peter Lang.
Towards a Jewish 'Queer' (Liberation) Theology
Emerging in the 1980s and flourishing during the 1990s ‘queer’ politics arrived as a reaction to what ‘queer’ activists and theorists identified as the narrow identity politics, rigid categories and separate groupings that had become associated with the lesbian and gay movements. In contrast to these rigid categories ‘queer’ politics proclaimed that all identities – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, even some heterosexual identities – could merge into a general ‘queerness’. The term ‘queer’ was understood then by many ‘queer’ activists and theorists in a very broad sense: referring not only to homosexuality and lesbianism but to everything that diverges from the ‘norm’. It became a response to mainstream hetero- normative/straight thinking of all kinds; its oppositional approach probably being best summed up in the slogan: ‘We’re here, we’re queer - get used to it!’ As sociologist Joshua Gamson wrote: ‘“Queer” does not so much rebel against outsider status, it revels in it’.
Stephen Poliakoff and the Archive
, critics, curators and artists, including Jacques Derrida, Pierre Nora, Marianne Hirsch, Jane Connarty and Josephine Lanyon, this article maps the topography of public and private archives in Poliakoff's work, in turn revealing the commentaries these dramas
Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain
added by Mitchell Dean’s (2010) Foucault-inspired analytics of government approach, which by identifying discrepancies between actors’ declared and actual intentions, assists in revealing less obvious manifestations of resistance. While the former type
Hidden Jokes and the Reinvention of Animistic Ontologies in Southwest China
nature spirits, and propounded the view that people can obtain saint-like immortality after death. Revealingly, the Daoist’s discipline of daily self-refining physical exercises makes the person capable of either radiating light that conceals his or her
For a New Materialist Analytics of Time
( Munn 1992 ; Bourdieu 2000 ). Our research has, for important reasons, focused on dominant institutions ( Abram and Weszkalnys 2011 ). Time-tricking adds to this by revealing popular, improvised efforts to act on foreclosed or potential futures
Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today
Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh
migrants over the past 70 years, revealing three key waves or temporal groups of migrants. Second, while focusing on these three temporal groups, we compare and contrast migrants’ everyday lived experiences during and soon after their journeys. To address
Tunisia and France in the 1960s
The question of who to marry was a national polemic revealing the intersection of race, gender, and class in national and international fields of power. Tunisia: The Male Student as National Signifier An article appearing in Faiza' s June 1961
The Genesis of Sartre’s Theatrical Career in Writings to, with, and by Beauvoir
Dennis A. Gilbert
attract him to a career in dramatic writing and theatrical performance? This vast subject, the genesis of Sartre’s theatrical career, exceeds the limitations of this article. In the pages that follow, I focus only on the most revealing sources of this