Friday, May 27, 2011

Listening ideas for 27 May 2011

The Economist
The United States, Israel and the Arabs
Barack Obama mildly pleased some Arabs, annoyed a lot of Israelis and has yet to bring the prospect of Middle East peace any closer
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Office Hours
Nathan Jurgenson and PJ Rey on Theorizing the Web
This episode we speak with Nathan Jurgenson and PJ Rey from Cyborgology. We talk about their Theorizing the Web conference, a conference the two organized this past April and—possibly—again in the future.
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London School of Economics: Public lectures and events
Africa's Diasporas: a continental longing for form?
In 2005 the African Union declared the African diaspora to be the sixth region of the continent. But was the concept of "African Diaspora" understood correctly at the time? This lecture will offer a more complex definition. It will focus on the difference between dispersion and diaspora, the dynamics of identity formation, the contrasts between Indian Ocean and Atlantic processes of diasporization, and the growth of a mixed-race population. Ato Quayson is Professor of English and inaugral Director of the Centre for the Study of Disaporas and Transnationals at the University of Toronto.
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