This week, the Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note blog offers numerous episodes as teachers prep for another semester during a difficult academic year. This week, episodes focus on mutiny, historiography, the American Revolution, economic policy, and ethnography.
Another election arrives, one which will probably also include lawsuits and contentions as many among the empowered work to limit the voice of the electorate. The pandemic continues, with a slower than expected vaccine dispersion that is only minimally increasing daily output to counter the also mounting death counts throughout most of the United States.
Occam’s Razor becomes problematic for many pressing upon others to remain in power, necessitating the consistent appearance of what is often neologized as Occam’s Broom, consistently sweeping away facts contrary to the obvious paradigm shifts fundamentally apparent within American demographics and changing socioeconomic orders.
The next few weeks will continue with this past year’s test of the American Constitution, the limits of the healthcare system, and whether morality and fairness can remain potent cultural constructs within an ever-persistent global pandemic that progressively alters due to both biological mutations and pre-existing social fissures bursting with renewed racist, sexist, and classist force.
Be strong in the abnormal.
Wear masks. Wash hands. Keep distance.
Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note:
1) New Books Network – Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast – Marjoleine Kars
2) New Books Network – Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History – Michel-Rolph Trouillot
3) C-SPAN – Lectures in History – “1783: Treaty of Paris” – Kathleen DuVal
4) New Books Network – Taxing Blackness: Free Afromexican Tribute in Bourbon New Spain - Norah L. A. Gharala
5) New Books Network – “Doing Ethnography in Buenos Aries” – A Discussion with Javier Auyero
1/3/1793 – Lucretia Mott Born
1/3/1848 – Joseph Jenkins Becomes First President of Liberia
12/29/1996 – Guatemalan Civil War Ended
Remembrance of Past Podcasts:
For more modern concerns of tourism in Latin America, New Books Network also posted an episode with Matilde Córdoba Azcárate on Stuck with Tourism: Space, Power, and Labor in Contemporary Yucatan.