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the tasks necessary to get students to think historically about sexuality: defining sexuality and advancing the idea that sexuality is socially constructed; reading primary and archival sources critically; cultivating a personal investment in the subject matter while moving beyond autobiographical analysis of sexuality; and emphasizing that sexuality is intersectional (that it cannot be examined separately from other categories of identity, social structures, and systems of meaning).
Originally posted on NOTCHES:
Learning new names, establishing expectations, reviewing the syllabus, and exciting students about course materials are among the many challenges professors face on the first day of class. Those who teach history of sexuality classes face additional hurdles. Many students carry with them fundamental assumptions about sexuality. Often, they think of sexuality as natural and unchanging, comprising behaviors that have no history. At the same time, they have been enculturated to have a curiosity about sex and sexuality and to talk about them, often in personal ways.
A few weeks ago, Notches asked its readers who teach history of sexuality courses what strategies they use to introduce students to the field. The responses, posted below, detail some of the tasks necessary to get students to think historically about sexuality: defining sexuality and advancing the idea that sexuality is socially constructed; reading primary and archival sources critically; cultivating a personal investment in the subject matter while moving beyond autobiographical analysis of sexuality; and…
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Originally posted on REMEDIA:
By Katherine Foxhall
All the fascinating discussions of emotion on REMEDIA – particularly Danielle Ofri’s recent reflection ‘On the Raw Fear of Being a Patient’ – made me think about the role of fear in the history of illness. It occurred to me that I’ve come across fear in a number of contexts while researching the history of migraine – fear as a cause, as a symptom and as a consequence of this condition.
In 1870, Hubert Airy wrote about seeing a person afflicted by attacks of ‘hemiopsy’ – zigzag patterns affecting eyesight, now commonly known as migraine aura – ‘turn away in horror from a drawing of the ugly sight, quite content to bear serious illness “if only the ‘half-blindness’ would keep away”.’[i]
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5 Fascinating Facts About Karl Marx’s Wife
If Karl Marx hadn’t died in 1883, we can suppose he’d be used to being misunderstood and demonized by now. His story and his ideas are certainly more complex than many of us realize.Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution reads like a novel. Mary Gabriel, a journalist, editor, and biographer, took eight years to research it. The focus is on relationships. Karl had a very loyal wife, and a devoted family. It was, after all, Marx’s family’s urgent needs that motivated him to complete his books, including the most famous, Das Kapital. Often, though, the same boisterous needy family contributed to the philosopher’s lengthy writing blocks.
Economics, politics, revolution, and the pros and cons of capitalism don’t overwhelm the human side of Gabriel’s narrative, even though the Marx family, as Gabriel writes, “ate, slept, and breathed political, social, and economic revolution.” Much of the material comes from letters by the principal players, which makes for a humanized group portrait.
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My interlocutors in the social world of Islamic media who supported the call for Morsi to step down are not “secular liberal elites” as most accounts would have it. To the contrary: they explicitly believe that secularism cannot be legitimately justified or reasoned from within an Islamic frame. This is because, for them, Islam guides and makes normative claims on every aspect of human life, including political life. They were not against the Muslim Brotherhood because of its similar commitment to the “comprehensiveness” (shumuliyyat) of Islam, but because they perceived organization as arrogant and incompetent, nepotistic and exclusionary. That the Brotherhood claimed to be acting in the name of religion while behaving badly made its actions much worse, but their support for Sisi’s removal of Morsi in no way hinged on seeing the military as a bastion of secularism.
These sentiments illustrate the fact that some Egyptians do not see the Brotherhood’s Islamism and secularism as the only two options available to them in organized political life.
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Raed Saleh could be the next mayor of Berlin. Many journalists only care that he does not speak proper German, not what his policies will be if elected.
欺人太甚的德國主流媒體！社會民主黨推出的柏林市長候選人為巴勒斯坦裔的Raed Saleh，只因為自己是移民的後代，就被各家媒體說是「不會使用正確的德語」，所有的相關新聞只聚焦在他「有腔調」、「口誤」、「詞性錯誤」或「冠名 詞」錯誤上，完全不管他的政見內容為何。本篇報導，清楚地整理出所有候選人辯論時與政治脫口秀的逐字稿，證明Raed Saleh的德文文法犯錯機率，還比其他「正統德國人」少！
歐洲猖狂的極右派種族主義竟然發展成這樣了。!!!!!European FAR RIGHT ALERT!!!!