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[Personal Narrative] The Elephant In the Racialised Room: The Conundrum of Black-Arabness by Bedour Alagraa

[Personal Narrative] The Elephant In the Racialised Room: The Conundrum of Black-Arabness by Bedour Alagraa | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Race remains inscribed into and through the body, its reading an embodied and inescapable reality effecting how we are seen and how we too come to see ourselves. In her personal essay, Bedour Alagraa...
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Identity as Resistance 》》 Innovation Excellence | Disruptive Innovation Theory Revisited: Christensen, Hatkoff & Kula

Identity as Resistance 》》 Innovation Excellence | Disruptive Innovation Theory Revisited: Christensen, Hatkoff & Kula | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Professor Clayton M. Christensen, Craig Hatkoff and Rabbi Irwin Kula launch the Off-White Papers
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Strategic poverty: How social and cultural capital shapes low-income life

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(1) “transitional bourgeoisie,” graduate students and artists who frame their economic deprivation as a temporary means to prospective identities, such as a professorship or success in art; (2) “embedded activists,” committed adults rooted in political and religious organizations who see low income as a permanent strategy to bolster their anti-consumerist desires.

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The wrong kind of Caucasian

The wrong kind of Caucasian | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Despite the Boston bombers having little to do with Chechnya, the media were quick to demonise an entire ethnicity.
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What's Wrong With the Term 'Person of Color'

What's Wrong With the Term 'Person of Color' | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
...or at least how it's used.

by Janani

My tension with the term 'person of color' begins in high
school. It begins at a stay-away anti-oppression camp in Jefferson City,
Missouri.
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The Vocation of Sociology – A Pragmatic View

The Vocation of Sociology – A Pragmatic View | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
by André Béteille, Delhi University, India André Béteille has been called the “wisest man” in India, and with good reason.
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Monkeys Stay Away from Mean People: Scientific American

Monkeys Stay Away from Mean People: Scientific American | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Capuchin monkeys show biases against humans who deny help to others. This finding suggests that being able to identify undesirable social partners has ancient evolutionary roots
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Can non-Europeans think? -

Can non-Europeans think? - | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
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Marching to an African Beat #Brazil #Inequality

Marching to an African Beat #Brazil #Inequality | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Advocates of an effort to create a parade ground for Salvador’s Afro-Brazilian drum groups say it would help the city’s carnaval reclaim its soul.
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SocialFish | The Psychology of Trolls

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The Neurobiology of "We"

The Neurobiology of "We" | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
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ProfeRed's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:59 PM

..."Relationships change the brain


I asked Dr. Daniel Siegel, founder of the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology: How does the brain change as we influence each other? He has spent more than twenty years investigating the profound influence on us of those around us, or what he calls “the neurobiology of ‘we.’”5 Siegel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and director of the Mindsight Institute. He’s convinced that the “we” connection is a little-understood, but powerful means for individual and societal transformation that should be taught in schools and churches, and even enter into politics.


“Interpersonal neurobiology isn’t a form of therapy,” he told me, “but a form of integrating a range of scientific research into a picture of the nature of human reality. It’s a phrase I invented to account for the human effort to understand truth. We can define the mind. We can define mental health. We can base everything on science, but I want to base it on all the sciences. We’re looking for what we call ‘consilience.’ If you think of the neuroscientist as a blind man looking at only one part of an elephant, we are trying to discover the ‘whole-elephant’ view of reality.”...

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“We can be both an ‘I’ and part of an ‘us’” - Este artículo de Parabola Magazine explica en inglés las bases neuropsicológicas del cerebro interconectado. Nos recuerda cómo estos cambios afectan a cómo somos y a cómo aprendemos (juntos).

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Nina Simone talks Blackness

Nina Simone talks #Blackness
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Rethinking Discrimination | HR Examiner with John Sumser

Rethinking Discrimination | HR Examiner with John Sumser | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
“As accessibility to information and data about everyone become ubiquitous, we need to rethink our approaches to equal opportunity, diversity, and discrimination.” – Heather Bussing

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The Afro-Brazilian Legacy in the Bight Benin

The Afro-Brazilian Legacy in the Bight Benin | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
[Fahamu] If one were to consider the cultural links between Brazil and Africa, Yoruba legacy in the North of Brazil could be the object of focus. However, this exchange was ...
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How Power Corrupts the Mind

How Power Corrupts the Mind | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Pity the despot.
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 24, 2013 2:17 AM

If we realize, when in power, what it might be doing to our minds, perhaps we can correct ourselves. Perhaps.

 
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Songs of town & country: the experience of migrant men and women from the Northern Transvaal - LSE Research Online

Songs of town & country: the experience of migrant men and women from the Northern Transvaal - LSE Research Online | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
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From Eastern Congo to Cape Town: African Women, We Salute You!

From Eastern Congo to Cape Town: African Women, We Salute You! | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
In his latest Ceasefire column, JJ Bola pays tribute, on the occasion of Women's History Month, to the prominent role played by African women throughout history.
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Destabilizing Heteronormativity (animal kingdom) » Sociological Images

Destabilizing Heteronormativity (animal kingdom) » Sociological Images | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
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SociologyFocus " I'm not Racist, I'm Colourblind"

SociologyFocus " I'm not Racist, I'm Colourblind" | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
A Sociology Micro-Reader
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Crimes on Congo, Part 1: From Destruction to Destroyed Independence

Crimes on Congo, Part 1: From Destruction to Destroyed Independence | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
There is a big tragedy going on in Africa! Almost all of Africa is affected but the biggest particular tragedy is affecting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (in the article furthermore referred...
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Oscar Pistorius: Salvaging the Super Crip Narrative

Oscar Pistorius: Salvaging the Super Crip Narrative | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
That prosecutors have charged double-amputee track athlete Oscar Pistorius with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has made headlines throughout the world.
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“Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial,” Ralina Joseph

“Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial,” Ralina Joseph | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
UW communication professor unveils new book about race Dailyuw In “Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial,” Ralina Joseph, a UW associate professor of communication, explores how multiracial African...
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Kelli McLoud Schingen's comment, February 13, 2013 12:25 PM
Oooh, this looks like it will be a good one. I should pick it up.
Kelli McLoud Schingen's comment, February 13, 2013 12:28 PM
Interesting use of words... "transcending blackness." As if it is something to "get over." Hmmmm.
Thabo Mophiring's comment, February 15, 2013 3:43 PM
let me know if you get there before I do
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I'm a Black Female Cosplayer And Some People Hate It

I'm a Black Female Cosplayer And Some People Hate It | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
http://www.xojane.com/
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Post-racial Rhetorics and the Depoliticization of Blackness ...

And maybe this type of deconstructionist work is good for all of us considering that “blackness” solely conceptualized as a racial identity destructively shaped by the racist technologies of our past/present is a limited ...
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control AND becoming Gilles Deleuze in conversation with Antonio Negr

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