Film Reviews

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On Teaching – World-Systems Theory and The Hunger Games

I teach a basic version of world-systems theory in a 100-level anthropology class. I go through the three labor sectors, extraction vs. heavy industry vs. financial services, colonialism and capital investment in infrastructure, travel control and citizenship, core-periphery relations, etc. Some students struggle to keep up. Some eyes glaze over. Later in the semester I’m … Continue reading

Film Commentary – Historians and History-at-the-Movies

By Ben Alpers This post originally appeared on the blog U.S. Intellectual History on November 26, 2012. As an historian interested in film history, I’ve often been frustrated with the ways in which historians have tended to use history films in the classroom and to discuss them in the public sphere. I tend to use movies in … Continue reading

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