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BeerBrarian: Libraries and (Post)Modernity: A Review of Radical Cataloging
"Radical Cataloging: Essays at the Front,[1] (henceforth RC) edited by K.R. Roberto, a librarian at the University of Denver, is a collection of essays about the power of catalogs and classification, and how information professionals can use these tools to their advantage. First I provide background on radical cataloging via the work of Sanford Berman, Head Cataloger of the Hennepin County (MN) Library system from 1973 to 1999. Second, I discuss commonalities found throughout this edited volume, concentrating on catalogers’ attempts to make Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSHs) more user-friendly and representative of reality. Third, I evaluate how radical the agenda of this volume is, concluding that many of the policies and schemas proposed by RC authors, where applicable, are, in fact, incrementalist in nature. Fourth, I summarize and recommend successful strategies one can use to catalog. I conclude by offering resources to those readers interested in becoming radical catalogers. "
libraries  cataloging  radical  classification  politics  political 
july 2013 by tsuomela
An Imagined Community | Jacobin
"To root left politics in the communal identity of states and regions may seem anachronistic, and it cuts against a common socialist and Marxist preoccupation with rooting politics in the workplace. But just as the sociological working class of Old Left imagination was only a particular idiosyncratic manifestation of the underlying structural opposition between capital and labor, so too the identification between class politics and action at the point of production is tied to a particular historical era. Struggles over urban development, environmental justice, or the welfare state are just as much class struggles as are strikes or other workplace actions. Hence it is necessary to imagine a political identity that encompasses the entire dynamic of production and reproduction beyond the factory floor. In recognition of this fact, many activists today speak vaguely about “the community”. But better to give the community a name, a place, a history, and a set of symbols that can be drawn on as part of a political struggle — hence, the Wisconsin Idea."
politics  community  leftism  radical 
december 2012 by tsuomela
Lincoln Against the Radicals | Jacobin
"Lincoln is not a movie about Reconstruction, of course; it’s a movie about old white men in beards and wigs heroically working together to save grateful black people. And that’s exactly the point: this is not a movie about the long process of reuniting the country or black freedom."
movie  politics  19c  civil-war  slavery  american-studies  bipartisanship  moderation  radical 
december 2012 by tsuomela
Glenn Beck chases "far left radicals" in White House, but loves right-wing radicals himself | Crooks and Liars
But what about Glenn Beck himself? Beck has shown a powerful affinity for right-wing radicals dating back at least to his days at CNN's Headline News, when he declared his sympathy for the John Birch Society (in its campaign to stop the non-existent "NAFTA Superhighway") and warned that Al Gore's real purpose behind his "global warming campaign" was to install a global government. (Back then, it was Gore, not Obama, who was just like Hitler.)
right-wing  race  radical  rhetoric  racism  beck  glenn 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: "Dangerous"
David Sirota responds to Nate Silver post on rational v. radical progressives
politics  progressive  progressivism  rhetoric  boundary-policing  rational  radical 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Progressive Confusion
response to Nate Silver article on rational v. radical progressives
politics  progressivism  definition  boundary-policing  radical  rational  progressive 
february 2009 by tsuomela
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
environment  radical  population  control 
february 2009 by tsuomela
The Two Languages of Academic Freedom - Stanley Fish Blog -
details on Denis Rancourt, cause celebre in Canada, who was recently fired for giving A grades to all his students. Goes into his history of opposing the university to liberate the students from "the most formidable instrument of oppression and exploitation ever to occupy the planet"
academia  culture  radical  pedagogy 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Welcome to Radical Teacher
Radical Teacher is an independent magazine for educational workers at all levels and in every kind of institution. The magazine focuses on critical teaching practice, the political economy of education, and
institutional struggles.
education  radical  politics  pedagogy 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Suzette Haden Elgin @ women writers
In writing Native Tongue I tried to set out a number of those measures for the reader. The incidents that you mention in your question were examples. There are the legislative methods for subjugation and oppression, as in the two Constitutional changes
author  interview  sf  linguistics  feminism  radical  politics 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Girl, Interrupted
Patty Hearst caught our attention because she was an innocent and largely naive young woman who was being fought over, in public, by two powerful forces: her parents and “the culture” in its most extreme and violent manifestation.
1970s  culture  history  america  american-studies  feminism  radical 
august 2008 by tsuomela

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