The following journal and magazine articles are required readings for the course.
The articles can be accessed by clicking on their titles.
Articles for week 1 and 2:
Pierce Lewis. 1979. Axioms for Reading the Landscape, pp. 11-32 in The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes, D.W. Meinig (ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Maria da Costa. 2004. Cinematic cities: Researching films as geographic texts, pp. 191-201 in Cultural Geography in Practice, A. Blunt, et.al. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Lorraine Dowler. 2002. The Uncomfortable Classroom: Incorporating Feminist Pedagogy and Political Practice into World Regional Geography. pp. 68-72 in Journal of Geography.
Peggy McIntosh. 1988. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.
Robert Jensen. 2003. White Privilege Shapes the U.S.
Nicholas Kristoff. Oct 11, 2014. When Whites Just Don't Get It, Part 3. New York Times.
Nicholas Kristoff. Nov 15, 2014. When Whites Just Don't Get It, Part 4. New York Times.
Nicholas Kristoff. Nov 29, 2014. When Whites Just Don't Get It, Part 5. New York Times.
Europe ~ "When We Leave"
North America ~ "Real Women Have Curves"
“The Americano Dream.” 2005. Economist, Vol. 376, Issue 8435. Jul 16.
Lewis. Jenny. 2005. “Body Image and the American Popular Culture Landscape: The Shifting Identity of Your Latinas in Real Women Have Curves.” Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture.
Hopewell, John. 2014. "'Trash; world preens in Rio to applause, gleeful laughter." Boston Herald. 8 Oct. http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/movie_news/2014/10/trash_world_preems_in_rio_to_applause_gleeful_laughter
Holtzman, Michael. 2014. "Rio State of Mind: Favela Pacification and the 2014 World Cup." truthout. 10 Jun.
Nidecker, Fernanda. 2015. "Striking gold - at a rubbish dump." BBC News. 21 Jan.
North Africa/South Asia ~ "Omar"
South Asia 1 ~ "Monsoon Wedding"
Iyer, Pico. 2009. Monsoon Wedding: A Marigold Tapestry. The Criterion Collection. 19 Oct.
Harris, Gardiner. 2015. Marriage Sites Put Tradition to Test in India. New York Times. 24 Apr.
East Asia ~ "Grave of the Fireflies"
Ebert, Roger. 2000. Grave of the Fireflies. rogerebert.suntimes.com. http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20000319/REVIEWS08/3190301/1023
Rauch, Jonathan. 2002. The Firebombs over Tokyo: America's 1945 attack on Japan's Capital Remains Undeservedly Obscure Alongside Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Atlantic Monthly, July-August, p. 22. Atlantic Monthly Electronic Article
Oceania ~ "Rabbit-Proof Fence"
McGregor, Russell. 2002. 'Breed out the Colour' or the Importance of Being White. Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 33, Issue 120, p286, 17p.
Olsen, Danielle. 2001. Dividing Australia: The story of the rabbit-proof fence. thingsmagazine.net, Issue 14.