Films & Articles
Films and Articles

 

Assigned Articles

The following journal and magazine articles are required readings for the course. 
You are expected to read the articles before we view the associated film.

The articles can be accessed by clicking on their titles.

Where indicated, the .pdf files for certain articles are  posted in Blackboard.


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"

 

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.

Access in Blackboard

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

http://www.americanpopularculture.com/archive/film/young_latinas.htm

Shorris, Earl. 2004. A Nation of WASPs? Nation, Vol. 278, Issue 21, p. 21, 2p.

 



 
South America ~ "Trash"

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.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24248-rio-state-of-mind-favela-pacification-and-the-2014-world-cup

Nidecker, Fernanda. 2015. "Striking gold - at a rubbish dump." BBC News. 21 Jan.  

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30880085






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.

Townsend, Gregory. 2011. Epilogue to Hotel Rwandainsights, Vol. 15, Issue 32, December 7, 4p.

Access in Blackboard

 


 A Separation

North Africa/South Asia ~ "Omar"



Zahriyeh, Ehab. 2014. "'Omar' a rare Palestinian feature film at the Oscars." america.aljazeera.com. 21 Feb.
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/21/omar-a-rare-palestinianfilmattheoscars.html

Shulman, David. 2014. "Omar & the Occupation." Adbusters. 26 Sep.

https://www.adbusters.org/article/omar-the-occupation/

Falk, Richard. 2014. "Omar: Uncovering Occupied Palestine." Foreign Policy Journal

 http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/05/omar-uncovering-occupied-palestine/





Wadjda
North Africa/Southwest Asia ~ "Wadjda"


Scott, A.O. 2013. "Silly Girl, You Want to Race a Boy?" New York Times, 12 Sep: C12

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/movies/haifaa-al-mansours-wadjda-a-saudi-girls-discoveries.html

Garcia, Maria. 2013. "A Woman's Voice Is Her Nakedness: An Interview with Haifaa Al Monsour." Cineaste. Fall.

Access in Blackboard

Zoepf, Katherine. 2013. "Shopgirls." New Yorker. Vol. 89, Issue 42, Dec 23. p.58-1. 8p.


South Asia 1 ~ "Monsoon Wedding"

Iyer, Pico. 2009. Monsoon Wedding: A Marigold Tapestry. The Criterion Collection. 19 Oct.

https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/1266-monsoon-wedding-a-marigold-tapestry

Lall, Rashmee Roshan. 2006. Waiting for a Sexual Revolution. New Statesman, 30 Jan. p. 28, 2p.

Harris, Gardiner. 2015. Marriage Sites Put Tradition to Test in India. New York Times. 24 Apr.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/world/asia/india-arranged-marriages-matrimonial-websites.html?_r=0

 



 

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.

Access in Blackboard.

Olsen, Danielle. 2001. Dividing Australia: The story of the rabbit-proof fence. thingsmagazine.net, Issue 14.

http://www.thingsmagazine.net/text/t14/rabbits.htm

Robertson, Geoffrey. 2002. The Great Socialist Shame. New Statesman, Vol. 131, Issue 4613, p. 28, 1p.