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Photo-essay: Occupy UC Davis, November 22, 2011, 9:45 a.m.

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Photoessay: Occupy Oakland, 11/2/2011

A couple of snapshots of the “general strike” day. The mood in the crowd was peaceful and mellow and the smell of pot was everywhere (this is Oaksterdam, after all). In contrast to what the New York Times has reported … Continue reading

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ClassCrits IV; Report-Back

Last weekend’s conference at American University Washington College of Law: “ClassCrits IV: Criminalizing Economic Inequality,” was a terrific success. Thanks to my fellow members of the organizing team, including Martha McCluskey (who took the lead role in assembling and re-assembling … Continue reading

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The Identity Politics of Poverty

The financial markets may be up, but the experts all warn that for ordinary non-elites in the United States, the economic situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. Joblessness lingers, while states and municipalities cut their services … Continue reading

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On the Bookshelf: Governance Femininity

In her books Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism and Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help, Eva Illouz examines the emergence of “therapeutic discourse,” an amalgam of Freudian theory and the American tradition of … Continue reading

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Black and Branded

A recent article in the Atlanta Post, “How Fast Food Companies ‘Super-Size’ African Americans,” features comments by Andrea Freeman, a teaching fellow at California Western School of Law (and, it must be admitted, a former student of mine) who argues … Continue reading

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No Professor Is an Island (Or, Corporatization as Climate Change)

My friend Hannah is a single mom with a degree in art history and two kids in college. She used to have a full-time job as a slide librarian at Mills College in Oakland, till the college, under financial strain, … Continue reading

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