We interview conservationist Jules Jackson about the field of conservation, its relationship with corporations and its use in global capital, the narratives involved in eco-tourism, and how solving environmental problems is framed as an individual responsibility.
1. To supplement the recommendations at the end, we would also suggest participating in mass organizations and/or socialist parties and either finding what they're already doing related to the environment or finding new ways to do that work in those organizations.
2. Jules let us know afterwards that Jeremy Davidson was three years old, and the company was A&G Coal Corporation.]
You can reach Jules at JacksonJV@hollins.edu for comments or further questions!
Outro: "4 Degrees," ANOHNI
Brockington & Duffy, ed. Capitalism and Conservation.
Graf von Hardenberg, Kelly, Leal, & Walkild. ed. The Nature State: Rethinking the History of Conservation
Scott, James C. Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance
Examples of bad things:
Savanah and Alekx cover a bit of the history of racism within the US medical field. A LOT is covered here, from medical training to prejudice in doctors to the concept of IQ and much more. This gets graphic at points, so please use caution.
Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology - Robert V. Guthrie
Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions - Morgan Medlock, Derri Shtasel, Nhi-Ha T. Trinh, and David Williams
US Surgeons’ Perceptions of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care - Britton, et al
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present - Harriet A. Washington
Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites - Hoffman, et al
"Microaggressions in Everyday Life" by Derald Wing Sue "Racism and Psychological and Emotional Injury: Recognizing and Assessing Race-Based Traumatic Stress" by R. Carter (2007) "Stigma, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Health" J. Stuber, I. Meyer, & B. Link (2008) "Cognitive and Affective Expectation of Stigma, Coping Efficacy, and Psychological Distress Among Sexual Minority People of Color" by Ouch & Moradi (2019)
Putting Mendel in His Place: How Curriculum Reform in Genetics and Counterfactual History of Science Can Work Together - Jamieson and Radick
Learned Inequality: Racial Labels in the Biology Curriculum Can Affect Racial Prejudice - Donovan
"Racism in Medicine and the Covid-19 Vaccine"- We the (Black) People
"Racism in Medicine & Healthcare: Dr. Callistus Ditah" - From Where Does it STEM?
"Antiracism in Medicine Series Episode 2: Dismantling Race-Based Medicine Part 1"- The Clinical Problem Solvers
In this free-ranging and discursive discussion, Alekx, Eilex, and Ethan talk about Western films (cowboy movies, not the whole capitalist cultural category) and how they portray Mexico and Mexicans, how the films launder settler Manifest Destiny and settler-colonialism, how gender is depicted and reified through the films, and US perceptions of citizenry, property, and morality are all mixed in with the ideas they contain. It goes all over the place. Yee haw.
Black, Liza. Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941-1960.
Hernández, Kelly Lytle. Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol
Molina, Natalia. How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts
Diamond, Neil & Bainbridge, Catherine & Hayes, Jeremiah. dirs. Reel Injun: On The Trail of the Hollywood Indian. 2009.
Ford, John. dir. Stagecoach. 1939
Leone, Sergio. dir. Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars). 1964
McLagen, Andrew. dir. The Shadow Riders. 1982
Peckinpah, Sam. dir. The Wild Bunch. 1969
Sturges, John. dir. The Magnificent Seven. 1960
In this collaboration with The Tolerant Left, we're in full cultural theory mode to talk about all manner of spooky topics: the nature of where many fears come from, the gendered and racialized aspects of fear, portrayals of mental illness in horror films, and a long discussion of the history and portrayal of witches and witchcraft!
Outro: Talking Heads, "Psycho Killer"
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In this wide-ranging episode first part of a two-part series, Ethan talks about the history of fossil fuel extraction and how it has shaped global capitalism.
Outro: "III. Speech" from Anthracite Fields, Julia Wolfe
Andrews, Thomas G. Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War
Malm, Andreas. Fossil Capital
Mitchell, Timothy. Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
William and Ethan explain the history and various missions of Interkosmos, the program that sent socialist cosmonauts from all over the world into space on Soviet ships.
Outro: Sun Ra, "Interstellar Low Ways"
Burgess, Colin & Bert Vis. Interkosmos: The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program
Caswell, Kurt. Laika's Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog.
Petrov, G.I. (Ed.), Conquest of Outer Space in the USSR
We discuss what's on everyone's mind: COVID-19 and the various responses to it around the world. We talk about the current timeline, talk about how states deal with pandemics, go over some some historical responses of socialist countries to various plagues and pandemics, and discuss a number of other plague-related topics.
Someday we'll all record in the same room, which will change the interpersonal dynamics and the audio quality, but until then, come along with us as we figure out this new project.