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Associate Professor of English and Boldt Chair in the Humanities, St Olaf College

Check out theidentityparadox.com for Episode Notes and more info

The Identity Paradox The Identity Paradox: Inside the Racial Pharmakon

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Associate Professor of English and Boldt Chair in the Humanities, St Olaf College

Check out theidentityparadox.com for Episode Notes and more info

    Episode 4 pt 2 Private Security and the Wince Marie Peace Garden (RIP Wince/Deona/Heather)

    Episode 4 pt 2 Private Security and the Wince Marie Peace Garden (RIP Wince/Deona/Heather)

    Ep. 4, Pt. 2—Money, Memorials, and Militarized Security in Minneapolis: Policing the Wince Marie Peace Garden (RIP Wince/Deona/Heather)

    Join us as we conclude this two-part episode by taking a look at how ideology and state apparatuses are coordinating here in Minneapolis to silence protests against the continued use of lethal force by law enforcement. We will specifically be focusing on the murders of Winston Smith and Deona Marie Erickson as case studies in how ideology and state apparatuses work together to suppress the reality of police violence, facilitating the rise of the private security industry in Uptown Minneapolis and in the U.S. generally.
    (Recorded August 15, 2021; photo credit @Jimmi_Lotts)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 4 pt 1 Money, Memorials, and Militarized Security in Minneapolis: Ideology and RSAs

    Episode 4 pt 1 Money, Memorials, and Militarized Security in Minneapolis: Ideology and RSAs

    Episode 4 pt 1 Money, Memorials, and Militarized Security in Minneapolis: Ideology and RSAs by The Identity Paradox: Inside the Racial Pharmakon

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 3: No More Deaths and the Humanitarian “Crisis” in the Borderlands (w/ Alizah Simon)

    Episode 3: No More Deaths and the Humanitarian “Crisis” in the Borderlands (w/ Alizah Simon)

    Join us for an excellent and highly informative conversation with Alizah Simon in Episode 3, which focuses on the work of No More Deaths/No Más Muertes in the US-Mexico borderlands. From the geopolitics of immigration policies to the “on the ground” work of offering migrants humanitarian aid in the desert, we discuss the nuances of the so-called “border crisis” and what that alarmist concept actually entails for those living the “crisis.”

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep.2 Pt. 2 “Justice is impossible” (RIP Winston/Deona): Derrida, Pharmakon, and Race (w/ Rob)

    Ep.2 Pt. 2 “Justice is impossible” (RIP Winston/Deona): Derrida, Pharmakon, and Race (w/ Rob)

    In Part 2 of Episode 2, we discuss the second half of this podcast’s title, “Inside the Racial Pharmakon,” by explaining the term “pharmakon” and it’s history in the world of philosophy. We make connections to some of the main points brought up in Part 1, connecting the tensions that Adorno theorized to some of the ideas we discuss in regard to Jacques Derrida and deconstruction. We conclude by discussing how all these different ideas have influenced contemporary understandings of race and racism, as well as antiracist theory and praxis.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 2 Pt 1: Explaining "The Identity Paradox" via Husserl and Adorno, with guest Dr. Rob Kendrick

    Ep. 2 Pt 1: Explaining "The Identity Paradox" via Husserl and Adorno, with guest Dr. Rob Kendrick

    Episode 2 is dedicated to a proper introduction via an explanation of the title. Join Dr. Robert Kendrick and myself (Carlos Gallego) as we discuss "the identity paradox" as understood in the theories of Edmund Husserl and Theodor W. Adorno. And yes, we do and will continue to tie this into antiracist theory and praxis. Show notes and links at theidentityparadox.com.

    • 53 min
    Episode 1: “If You Leave”: Hospicing the House of Modernity, with Dr. Adrienne N. Merritt

    Episode 1: “If You Leave”: Hospicing the House of Modernity, with Dr. Adrienne N. Merritt

    “If You Leave”: Hospicing the House of Modernity, with Dr. Adrienne N. Merritt

    Our first, but non-introductory, episode is a conversation with Adrienne Merritt, Visiting Assistant Professor in German at St. Olaf College. Join us as we discuss the ongoing pedagogical experiments found on the website, Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures (GTDF), “an arts/research collective that uses this website as a workspace for collaborations around different kinds of artistic, pedagogical, cartographic, and relational experiments that aim to identify and de-activate colonial habits of being, and to gesture towards the possibility of decolonial futures.”

    Please check out the Episode Notes at theidentityparadox.com before or while listening, as we refer to visual texts and websites.

    • 1 hr 38 min

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