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Index of Web Resources, Spring 2007

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Jeanne's photo of her daughter in the Strand, a New York bookstore.

jeanne's photo of her daughter in the Strand, a New York bookstore

 

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Index of Topics on Site Index of Online Sources, Spring 2007

Web sites come and go, sometimes at a remarkable rate. I'm trying to update links and sources on our site from 1987. It's quite a task. But we're all living on a fast-track today, and we need summaries and links to help us sort through the reliable information on most of the issues we discuss. Hopefully this will help. jeanne

  • Why Art?

    • Art as Expression: Saying things with art that it could be much more difficult to say with words. Note the way Seurat inserts a little girl in white to describe innocence and virtue.
    • jeanne's Gallery: These were done by jeanne, and are intended for you to use under the Creative Commons License, meaning that you can use them as long as your work is not for sale. See the license at the bottom of this file. Some of these are computer paintings done in software that came free on my computer and a Wacom Graphics Tablet. Some are scanned in art work. Some are photos of paintings I've done. All were meant as conceptual art work, designed to increase awareness of social, political, and economic issues in our world today.
    • Archives: Sample of how conceptual art fits into our Community-Building and Message-Building.

    • Public Art Works for Community-Building:

      Catalog for Fall 2006 Naked Space Exhibit: Believe It; Own It
      Presented at the American Society of Criminology National Meetings in Los Angeles in November 2006.

    • Instructions for Art Projects for Public Works Art

      Fortune Cookies in the Public Space Project of Making Dreams Come True Instructions. Discussion questions. Message-building suggestions. Projects for using paper fortune cookies as community-building and community activism. Added January 12, 2007.

    • Sites on Comics, Street Art, Graphics for Building a Reputation Locally in Fine Art and Graphics

      Many of these sites will offer samples of techniques that you can use in preparing stickers and developing a following for your art as it develops. Start building an audience now.

      • Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant: Supply and Demand,
        Ginko Pres, Inc., September 2006, ISBN: 1-58423-244-7.

      • Galerie Magda Danysz: Shepard Fairey. In checking I discovered there is an English translation. This link will take you to the English version. It's still a good idea to learn French. This site gives a good summary and explanation of Shepard Fairey's work, and of his André the Giant sticker spoof, that has gone on for 14 years now.

        Fortune Cookies in the Public Space Project of Making Dreams Come True Instructions. Discussion questions. Message-building suggestions. Projects for using paper fortune cookies as community-building and community activism. Added January 12, 2007.

      • Sites on Comics, Street Art, Graphics for Building a Reputation Locally in Fine Art and Graphics

        Many of these sites will offer samples of techniques that you can use in preparing stickers and developing a following for your art as it develops. Start building an audience now.

        • Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant: Supply and Demand,
          Ginko Pres, Inc., September 2006, ISBN: 1-58423-244-7.

        • Galerie Magda Danysz: Shepard Fairey. In checking I discovered there is an English translation. This link will take you to the English version. It's still a good idea to learn French. This site gives a good summary and explanation of Shepard Fairey's work, and of his André the Giant sticker spoof, that has gone on for 14 years now.

        • How Jun Kaneko Became an Artist
        • Giants of the Heartland By Michael Kimmelman,New York Times, Arts and Leisure, January 14, 2007, at p. 1.
        • The Story of An Artist. Sample art works, of Jun Kaneko.

        • American and Latin American Art. Couturier Gallery on La Brea in Los Angeles. Visit their website for an introduction to what's happening in contemporary Latin American art.

      • Education Issues

        • Alfie Kohn's Web Site

          "Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. . . . Kohn's criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time magazine as 'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' "

        • Power Goes To School: Teachers, Students, and Discipline John F. Covaleskie, Northern Michigan University

          Covaleski on sovereign versus disciplinary power Disciplinary power is the kind of power the institutional hierarchy uses to make the institution manageable as a bureaucracy. Sovereign power is the power someone has over you as the alpha dog of the hierarchy in whatever context you're looking at. Disciplinary is much harder to see. "It's just the rules, ma'am." Sure it is.

      • Worker Issues

        • Support:

        • Opposition:

          • Anti-Immigration Wikipedia.
            About an inch down the file this site lists Major Anti-Immigratiion Arguments, followed immediately by Counter Arguments. It also explains the use of the term "nativism." Good reference for understanding immigration issues. Also offeres history of anti-immigration movements in general, and a bibliography. jeanne

      • Theory Review

        • Frank, André Gunder: Andre Gunder Frank Web Site. The work of this man on the rape of Latin America had a profound effect on me in the early seventies. I had the good fortune to speak with him once. If you're having a hard time with the interdependence of a an inhospitable climate of learning, take heart. I wish I had had the opportunity to know him better. jeanne
        • Frank, André Gunder: Re-Orient: Andre Gunder Frank and a Globalist Perspective on the World Economy. By Lei Guang. Perspectives, Vol. 3, No. 4. Online article on Andre Gunder Frank's latest book, ReOrient.
        • Frank, André Gunder: World System History. By Andre Gunder Frank, University of Amsterdam, 23 April 1994. Prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of The New England Historical Association, Bentley College, Waltham, Mass., April 23, 1994
        • Riesman, David:The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character By David Riesman, Nathan Glazer, and Reuel Denny. Summary on this classic. Remind me to tell you about Women of the Right. jeanne

      • The War in Iraq

        • Support:

          • A surge in Iraq must be large -- and sustained By Sen. John McCain. Mercury News. January 9, 2007.

            "Until the government and its coalition allies can protect the population, the Iraqi people will increasingly turn to extra-governmental forces, especially Sunni and Shiite militias, for protection. . . .

            "The presence of additional coalition forces would allow the Iraqi government to do what it cannot accomplish today on its own: impose its rule throughout the country. In bringing greater security to Iraq, and chiefly to Baghdad, our forces would give the government a fighting chance to pursue reconciliation." Still in support of a win - jeanne

            "There are two keys to any increase in U.S. force levels: It must be substantial, and it must be sustained.

            File accessed on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. jeanne

            jeanne's comments: I don't think 20,000 troops really counts as "substantial," and Kristoff points out (see below) that upsurges of 20,000 haven't worked before.

        • Opposition:

          • Democrats Split Over Iraq Approach Jaanuary 9, 2007. N Y Times article. Senator Kennedy favors cutting off funds for troop increases. Kennedy does support attention to adequate funding for our troops already engaged in this war. Democrats fearful they will be seen as not fully backing our troops, though some journalists have reminded us that there is not enough support for wounded veterans returning to the U.S. from Iraq. More troops will mean more wounded. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi opposes funding troop surge, as does Senate Majority leader Harry Reid.

          • An Escalation of American Blood By Ncholas D. Kristof. New York Times. January 9, 2007.

            "The reality is that we’ve already tried surges. There was one of 20,000 troops in early 2004, a similar one in the fall of 2005, and one a bit smaller in the summer of 2006.

            Note that these are facts that can be checked. Ask the question: Was there a troop increase in Iraq in 2004? on Ask.com. The results for that question showed 156,200 Internet entries. It pays to learn to do quick searches on Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, etc.

          • U.S. to Increase Troop Strength in Iraq by 12,000 By David Stout. Published: December 1, 2004. Note the date. jeanne.

            The increase, which will raise American troop strength in Iraq to about 150,000 - the highest level since the war began in March 2003 - will be accomplished by extending the combat tours of about 10,400 troops already in Iraq and sending an additional 1,500 soldiers to Iraq from their stateside posts.

        • Say Thank You to our troops:

          In the process of reviewing new additions to the Snopes site, I discovered the link to The Let's Say Thanks to Our Troops Site. I chose a postcard and message. As the administration insists upon a surge in troops, we need to let the troops know we understand and appreciate the sacrifice they are making. When you're in the midst of a war, you don't have the leisure of questioning whether your country made the right decision in going to war. That's for us here at home to argue. This is the equivalent to one of our "good dog"s but don't use that term to the troops. They don't know about our collegial jargon. They might think the reference to a dog pejorative, as Alfie Kohn does. Remember that every message must consider the context. For us, "good dog" is a shorthand way to offer emotional support. But that's backstage behavior. If you're not privy to our backstage, you may be put off by things we say because you don't know our history and the context.

          love and peace, jeanne

        • Dictionary of the History of Ideas Online at the University of Virginia for your convenience. Spend a little time exploring. jeanne

    • The Clash of Civilizations

    • Civilizations--Conflict Or Dialogue? - Page 15 by Hans Koechler (ed.), Hans Köchler, Gudrun Grabher - 1999 - 99 pages Bernard Lewis, "The Roots of Muslim Rage," The Atlantic Monthly 266 September 1990: 60. Samuel P. Huntington. "The Clash of Civilizations? ... This will give you some idea of Samuel Huntington's thesis and the arguments against it. This will be supplemented shortly by a summary of Amartya Sen's position. jeanne

    • Edward Said's Clash of Ignorance.



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