October 28th Meeting @ 5:30 PM Conference Room 4th Floor, Bunche

October 22, 2010 - Leave a Response

The REP Reading Group is meeting next Thursday, October 28 at 5:30 in 4357 Bunche. We will be discussing Juliet Hooker’s “Race and the Politics of Solidarity” (for those who have limited time, we suggest that chapter 2 can be skimmed).

The reading is available in the REP drawer beneath the graduate student mailboxes in the graduate student lounge; requests for PDFs copies of the readings can be emailed to Fred Lee at filee@ucla.edu.

If you’d like, bring snacks and drinks to share 🙂


10.14.10 Meeting

October 17, 2010 - Leave a Response

We held our first meeting on 10.14.10 at 5:30 pm in 4357 Bunche Hall. Our discussion focused on chapter 5 of Cristina Beltran’s The Trouble with Unity.

Some of the major questions we discussed were 1. the impact that stigmatization and racialization have upon the articulation and reception of political claims 2. the strengths and weaknesses of Beltran’s choice of Hannah Arendt to analyze the 2006 marches and 3. how helpful notions of ‘performance’ and ‘performativity’ are to the task of theorizing public identities and actions. Any additional thoughts here would be greatly appreciated–please feel free to comment below if you’d like to continue our conversation online.

We were excited to see a good-sized turnout. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining our reading group, please spread the word! Our next meeting (time and place TBA) will concern Juliet Hooker’s Race and the Politics of Solidarity.