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Philosophies of History

Syllabus and Readings for "Philosophies of History" Winter 2022: HIST 4340;

CLR James his study.

Histories of Capitalism

Graduate seminar in History, University of Houston Syllabus

Slavery and Freedom

Syllabus and Readings for Slavery and Freedom: Course syllabus: pols-4906-syllabus;

Mutiny on the Amistad by Hale Woodruff, 1938.
Hale Woodruff – Mutiny on the Amistad, 1938. Oil on canvas, 1.8 × 3.1 m.
The Castle by Jorge Mendez Blake. Popularly known as "the impact of a book."
Jorge Méndez Blake – The Castle, 2007. Bricks, edition of Franz Kafka’s The Castle,
23 × 17.5 × 4 m.

Appropriating Marx's Capital

Here is the course syllabus for the Capital seminar: capital-course-outline. What follows are PDFs of course-related readings: Dussell: Dussell – Four Drafts; Colletti: Colletti Theory of Value; Pilling:  Pilling Marx’s Capital; Stallybrass: available here: http://syntheticzero.net/2014/01/17/marxs-coat-peter-stallybrass/.

Marxism, Feminism and Post-structuralism

Syllabus for “Marxism, Feminism, Post-structuralism”: political-science-4091-3. Readings for POLS 4091, Marxism, Feminism, Post-structuralism: Stabile: Stabile-Feminism without Guarantees; On structuralism and post-structuralism: Structuralism-Post-definiti; Nancy Holmstrom: Holmstrom; Dorothy Smith: SmithWomen; Hazel Carby: carby_1997_-white-women-listen; Gloria Joseph: gloria-joseph; Sue Ferguson: Race Gender Class; Himani Bannerji: Bannerji, Building from Marx; Alan Sears: Sears, Sex After Citizenship; Jennifer Nash: Nash, Rethinking Intersectionality; Leslie McCall: McCall_ The Complexity of Intersectionality; Ferguson and McNally: ferguson_mcnally.

Doris Salcedo – Untitled, 2003, 1,550 wooden chairs, approx. 10.1 × 6.1 × 6.1 m (33 × 20 × 20 ft.), 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2003
Doris Salcedo – Untitled, 2003. 1,550 wooden chairs,  10.1 × 6.1 × 6.1 m.
Book jacket for Racecraft: the Soul of Inequality in American Life by Barbara and Karen Fields
Book jacket for Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Barbara Fields and Karen Fields

The Political Culture of Race and Racism

Syllabus for “The Political Culture of Race and Racism”: political-science-3065-3-syllabus. Readings for POLS 3065: Barbara Fields Fields, Slavery Race and Ideology Loic Wacquant Wacquant_Class race and hyperincarceration  Sports and Racism: Sports and Black Male Body  Blues, Rock and Racism:  The Blues, Rock and Roll and Racism Black Power to Hip Hop: Black Power to Hip Hop Walia: Harsha Walia, Transient Servitude Balibar: Balibar_A racism without races Goldberg: Goldberg, Racial Spaces.compressed  Dirks and Mueller: Dirks___Mueller__2007