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Interchange – On Being Domesticated By the State: A Conversation With James Scott (Original Air Date 3/22/16)

We announced an interview with historian Douglas Harvey about his book Theater of Empire which juxtaposes the colonizing, mercantile worldview of the English invaders of the Americas with the embodied and ecological perspective of this land’s indigenous cultures in the 18th and 19th century America via forms of performance like ritual ceremony, circuses, and minstrel shows. However due to some …

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Interchange – Great Heaps of Grain and People (and Diseases): On Being Domesticated by the State

There seems to have been a massive intellectual and political push lately to frame the state as a clear force for good all in the face fraudulent war, fraudulent economics, and terror-practices–Steven Pinker’s Better Angels, and the American Psychological Association’s deal with the torture devils; Martin Seligman’s cadre of Positive Psychologists telling us to “come on get happy” in the …

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Interchange – Keeping a Hand in Mind: Reading and Writing in a Digital World

Should we try to understand reading and writing as primary ways of making a particular kind of human; a way we embody consciousness. Are you “formed” in the forming act? For example, with your hands you made letters and words–you write (not type) a self–you are embodied in the language you craft. Memory lives in the act. Without the act …

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