Book Review: The Tribal Imagination—Civilization and the Savage Mind, by Robin Fox

The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind. Robin Fox. Harvard University Press. Hardcover. ISBN 9780674059016. Publication: March 2011. 432 pages, 28 line illustrations, 3 maps. Professor Robin Fox is one of those mildly conservative, somewhat eccentric, Englishmen that even we Irish Revolutionaries cannot help but find likeable. I had read his The Red Lamp of Incest some years ago, and… Read More Book Review: The Tribal Imagination—Civilization and the Savage Mind, by Robin Fox

Sugar Sammy’s Art: Making Jokes of Ethnicity, Sex, and Conflict

Another installment of Monday Morning Madness takes us to Sugar Sammy, an Indo-Canadian stand-up comedian who offers a narrative that is dripping with racial, ethnic and gender jokes, directed against Indians, and virtually every other major ethnic group in North America. Thanks to UK-based Trinidadian blogger, Jumbie’s Watch, for drawing my attention to these videos.… Read More Sugar Sammy’s Art: Making Jokes of Ethnicity, Sex, and Conflict

The 9th Annual Critical Race Conference: Compassion, Complicity and Conciliation The Politics, Cultures and Economies of ‘Doing Good’

UPDATE: The deadline for paper abstracts has been extended to 16 March 2009. UPDATE: The website for the conference is located at http://sites.google.com/site/criticalracemontreal/ I am happy to further distribute this announcement of a call for paper abstracts (on short notice, my apologies) for a conference that I hold in high esteem — I presented at… Read More The 9th Annual Critical Race Conference: Compassion, Complicity and Conciliation The Politics, Cultures and Economies of ‘Doing Good’