Wanted: Vulnerable, Debt-Burdened College Students for U.S. Imperialism

The other day, I received a notification of an army recruiter hoping to increase the numbers of college students enrolled in the reserves.[1] Repeated on roughly every paragraph by the recruiter was how little stress and time it would take and how enlistment would lead (eventually) to student loan repayment (“regardless if you have current … Continue reading Wanted: Vulnerable, Debt-Burdened College Students for U.S. Imperialism

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Jessica Jones; Abuse and Consent

[Spoilers] [Spoilers]         [[Spoilers. Just click the videos if you're not interested in some shoddy, half-baked analysis.]] [In the very first episode of this terrific show (Jessica Jones), you are acquainted with the protagonist, Jessica Jones, who is suffering from post-traumatic stress after her previous and abusive "relationship" with the antagonist, Kilgrave. Kilgrave's … Continue reading Jessica Jones; Abuse and Consent

The Insurgent Sociologist and Critical Sociology

In collective memory, recalling the 1960s and 70s are accompanied with the imagery of "the counterculture era", full of psychedelics, protests, and hippies. One of the things to arise at this time was a magazine called The Insurgent Sociologist, established formally in 1969, but which was run by the Sociology Liberation Movement (SLM), which had existed in … Continue reading The Insurgent Sociologist and Critical Sociology