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Klassifikation und Klassenkampf um 1700
Author: Stephan Gregory
Klassifikation und Klassenkampf: Class Trouble begibt sich zu den unruhigen Ursprüngen der modernen Klassengesellschaft. Woher kommen die modernen Klassengesellschaften? Es wäre zu einfach, den Kapitalismus oder die Eigenlogik sozialer Systeme dafür verantwortlich zu machen. Wie Class Trouble am Beispiel Englands zeigt, waren es sehr unterschiedliche und heftig umstrittene Diskurse und Praktiken, aus denen im 17. und frühen 18. Jahrhundert die Idee einer in Klassen geteilten Gesellschaft entstand. Der Fokus der Untersuchung liegt auf den Medien und Verfahren, durch die sich das Prinzip der Klassenteilung effektiv durchsetzte. Neben den bevölkerungspolitischen Sortiertechniken der Politischen Arithmetik sind es vor allem die ›Neuen Medien‹ von 1700 (Kaffeehaus, Club, Zeitung, Zeitschrift), die als Agenturen einer klassifikatorischen Neuaufteilung des Sozialen verstanden werden können.
Der Tod der schönen Antike
1862 erscheint Gustave Flauberts Roman Salammbô. Ort und Handlung sind in ferner Vergangenheit angesiedelt. Karthago ist ein blinder Fleck auf der Landkarte der historischen Überlieferung. Gerade deswegen wählt Flaubert diese Stadt.
Nordafrikanische Landschaften, Stadtansichten der Seerepublik Karthago, pompöser Reichtum und kulturelle Artifizialität in Speisen, Sitten und Kleidung, monumentale Schlachten, grausame Bilder des Krieges und der ausschweifenden Gewalt an Mensch und Tier bilden die Szenen des neuen Romans. »Leute von schlechtem Geschmack« sind nach Flaubert solche, die »verschönern, reinigen und sich illusionieren, die verändern, kratzen und wegnehmen« und gleichwohl meinen, sie seien Klassiker. Die Aufsprengung der normativen Antike-Ansicht bedeutet für Flaubert, Klischees und abgenutzte Phrasen aufzubrechen neue Sprachformen zu erfinden. Er eröffnet damit den Blick auf eine archaische Antike und auf das Phänomen der Gewalt in der Moderne.
Volume Editor: Jane A. Van Galen and Jaye Sablan
The contributors to Amplified Voices, Intersecting Identities: First-Gen PhDs Navigating Institutional Power overcame deeply unequal educational systems to become the first in their families to finish college. Now, they are among the 3% of first-generation undergraduate students to go on to graduate school, in spite of structural barriers that worked against them.

These scholars write of socialization to the professoriate through the complex lens of intersectional identities of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and social class.

These first-generation graduate students have crafted critical narratives of the structural obstacles within higher education that stand in the way of brilliant scholars who are poor and working-class, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, immigrant, queer, white, and women. They write of agency in creating defiant networks of support, of sustaining connections to family and communities, of their activism and advocacy on campus. They refuse to perpetuate the myths of meritocracy that reproduce the inequalities of higher education. In response to research literature and to campus programming that frames their identities around “need”, they write instead of agentive and politicized intersectional identities as first-generation graduate students, committed to institutional change through their research, teaching, and service.

Contributors are: Lamesha C. Brown, LaToya Brown, Altheria Caldera, Araceli Calderón, Marisa V. Cervantes, Joy Cobb, Raven K. Cokley, Francine R. Coston, Angela Gay, Josué R. López, Rebecca Morgan, Gloria A. Negrete-Lopez, Lisa S. Palacios, Takeshia Pierre, Alejandra I. Ramírez, Matt Reid, Ebony Russ, Jaye Sablan, Travis Smith, Phitsamay S. Uy, Jane A. Van Galen, Jason K. Wallace and Lin Wu.
First-Gen PhDs Navigating Institutional Power in Early Academic Careers
The contributors to Amplified Voices, Intersecting Identities: First-Gen PhDs Navigating Institutional Power in Early Careers overcame deeply unequal educational systems to become the first in their families to finish college. Now, they are among the 3% of first-generation undergraduate students to go on to graduate school and then become faculty, in spite of structural barriers that worked against them.

These scholars write of socialization to the professoriate through the complex lens of intersectional identities of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability and social class.

These first-generation graduate students have crafted critical narratives of the structural obstacles within higher education that stand in the way of brilliant scholars who are poor and working-class, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, immigrant, queer, white, women, or people with disabilities. They write of agency in creating defiant networks of support, of sustaining connections to family and communities, of their activism and advocacy on campus. They refuse to perpetuate the myths of meritocracy that reproduce the inequalities of higher education. In response to a research literature and to campus programming that frames their identities around “need”, they write instead of agentive and politicized intersectional identities as first-generation graduate students, committed to institutional change through their research, teaching, and service.

Contributors are: Veronica R. Barrios, Candis Bond, Beth Buyserie, Noralis Rodríguez Coss, Charise Paulette DeBerry, Janette Diaz, Alfred P. Flores, José García, Cynthia George, Shonda Goward, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, Nataria T. Joseph, Castagna Lacet, Jennifer M. Longley, Catherine Ma, Esther Díaz Martín, Nadia Yolanda Alverez Mexia, T. Mark Montoya, Miranda Mosier, Michelle Parrinello-Cason, J. Michael Ryan, Adrián Arroyo Pérez, Will Porter, Jaye Sablan, Theresa Stewart-Ambo, Keisha Thompson, Ethan Trinh, Jane A. Van Galen and Wendy Champagnie Williams.
The chapters in Art as an Agent for Social Change, presented as snapshots, focus on exploring the power of drama, dance, visual arts, media, music, poetry a