The following journal and magazine articles are required readings for the course.
All the articles can be accessed from campus computers by clicking on the links following each article below.
Where indicated, the .pdf files for certain articles are posted in Blackboard.
For a copy of the reading list in Word format: GES 3980 Reading List Fall 2012
Articles for week 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.
D.W. Meinig. 1979. The Beholding Eye, pp. 33-48 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.
Europe ~ "When We Leave"
Taylor, Ella. 2011. "Faith, family, immigration and homicide." New York Times, 23 Jan: 11(L).
de Wenden, Catherine Wihtol. 2006. "Europe: immigration unwanted." European Affairs, Fall-Winter: 19+.
Lalwani, Sheila B. 2008. "The family name: honor killings in Germany." Kennedy School Review, 8: 109+.
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.
Shorris, Earl. 2004. A Nation of WASPs? Nation, Vol. 278, Issue 21, p. 21, 2p.
Middle/South America ~ "The Colors of the Mountain"
“The Colors of the Mountain.” 2011. Covering Media.
Ceaser, Mike. 2005. “Caught in the Crossfire of Colombia’s Civil War.” thelancet.com, Jan 29.
Romero, Simon. 2008. "Despite rebel losses, cocaine sustains war in rural Colombia." New York Times, 27 July.
Sub-Saharan Africa ~ "Hotel Rwanda"
Torchin, Leshu. 2005. Hotel Rwanda. Cineaste, Vol. 30, Issue 2, p. 46, 3p.
Destexhe, Alain. 1994-95. The Third Genocide. Foreign Policy, Issue 97, p. 3, 15p.
Purvis, Andrew. 1996. Roots of Genocide. Time, Vol. 148, Issue 7, p. 57, 1p.
North Africa/Southwest Asia ~ "Lemon Tree"
Burleigh, Nina, Klein, Aaron, and Hamad, Jamil. 2009. “Two Views of the Land.” Time, Vol. 174, Issue 3, Jul 27.
Redwine, John. "Peace talks or no, Lebanon's Palestinian refugees in limbo." Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Dec. 2010: 14+.
North Africa/Southwest Asia ~ A Separation
Hamid, Rahul. 2011. Freedom and Its Discontents: An Interview with Asghar Farhadi. Cineaste, Volume 37, Issue 1, p. 40, 3p.
Hayoun, Massoud. 2012. Is There a Lesson for the U.S. in Iran's Oscar-Nominated 'A Separation'? the Atlantic, Feb 15, 5p.
Romig, Rollo. 2012. Blood Money: Crime and Punishment in "A Separation." The New Yorker, Feb 24, 3p. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/02/a-separation-iran-law.html
South Asia 1 ~ "Monsoon Wedding"
Geller, Conrad. 2002. Monsoon Wedding. Cineaste, Vol. 27, Issue 4, p. 43, 2p.
Access in Blackboard (For edited version that doesn't give plot away)
Lall, Rashmee Roshan. 2006. Waiting for a Sexual Revolution. New Statesman, 30 Jan. p. 28, 2p.
Regnier, Pat. 2002. Local is the New Global. Time Europe, Vol. 159, Issue 9. p.65,1p. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=6267377&site=ehost-live
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
Ross, Sherwood. 2005. How the United States Reversed Its Policy on Bombing Civilians. Humanist, Vol. 65, Issue 4. p. 14-22.
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.
Robertson, Geoffrey. 2002. The Great Socialist Shame. New Statesman, Vol. 131, Issue 4613, p. 28, 1p.