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August 27 2013

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation

The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation
http://www.wired.com/design/2013/08/how-segregated-is-your-city-this-eye-opening-map-shows-you
Wired hyper enthousiaste pour ces cartes
http://www.wired.com/design/2013/08/how-segregated-is-your-city-this-eye-opening-map-shows-you/?viewall=true

Drawing from the 2010 Census, it shows one dot per person. White people are shown with blue dots; African-Americans with green; Asians with red; and Latinos with orange, with all other race categories from the Census represented by brown. Here: Atlanta.

Par exemple :
Los Angeles
http://www.wired.com/design/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/la.jpg

ou cet aperçu d’un quartier de #detroit
http://www.wired.com/design/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DETROITINLINE.jpg

The racial dot map :
http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html

#cartographie #segregation #etats_unis #demographie #groupes_ethniques #urbanisme

August 14 2013

Hyperloop : le projet de « TGV » subsonique dévoilé - LeMonde.fr

Hyperloop : le projet de « TGV » subsonique dévoilé - LeMonde.fr
http://abonnes.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2013/08/13/hyperloop-le-projet-de-tgv-supersonique-devoile_3460676_3234.html

Le milliardaire américain Elon Musk a dévoilé son projet de transport subsonique, capable d’atteindre la vitesse de 1220 km/h, permettant de relier les 600 km entre Los Angeles et San Francisco en 35 minutes. Tags : internetactu #villelegere fing internetactu2net #citelabo #villes2.0 #transports (...)

#prospective

Reposted bycheg00 cheg00

August 11 2013

Hubert Selby Jr, 2 ou 3 choses... ❝Ludovic Cantais, alors tout jeune réalisateur fasciné par…

Hubert Selby Jr, 2 ou 3 choses...

Ludovic Cantais, alors tout jeune réalisateur fasciné par l’écrivain, a choisi de suivre Hubert Selby Jr. dans son quotidien : chez lui, à l’université de Los Angeles où il enseigne, dans les bars... * Un portrait saisissant de l’écrivain américain, auteur culte de ’Last exit to Brooklyn’ et du ’Démon’.

http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/021372-000/hubert-selby-jr-2-ou-3-choses?autoplay=1
#documentaire #littérature #usa

July 09 2013

*Women of Color Beyond Faith : Call for submissions* ❝A new anthology entitled “Women of Color…

Women of Color Beyond Faith: Call for submissions

A new anthology entitled “Women of Color Beyond Faith: Feminism, Freethought and Social Justice” is currently being developed and edited by Sikivu Hutchinson (pictured at right), president of Black Skeptics of Los Angeles, and Kimberly Veal (pictured at left), executive director of Black Non-Believers of Chicago. The anthology will address the dire need for scholarship, critical theory, and analysis of women of color non-believers, and women of color freethought and humanist traditions in the United States. Currently, there are no American book publications that address these issues from a multi-disciplinary standpoint.

(...)

This anthology will offer an important corrective to this lacuna. Going beyond basic questions of the challenges women of color non-believers face, it will articulate a vision of humanist social and gender justice that is firmly situated in the politics of anti-racism, anti-heterosexism, and anti-imperialism.

(...)

Hutchinson and Veal are seeking abstracts of approximately 500 words by September 30, 2013. All are welcome to submit an abstract and bio to shutch2396@aol.com by the deadline. For more information, contact Sikivu Hutchinson at the email address above.

http://www.americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2013-06-women-of-color-beyond-faith-call-for-submissions

#womenofcolor #race #class #feminist #humanist #atheism #freethinkers #Sikivu_Hutchinson #Kimberly_Veal #Black_Non-Believers_of_Chicago

June 30 2013

The Collaboration — Ben Urwand | Harvard University Press

The Collaboration — Ben Urwand | Harvard University Press
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674724747

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_UJrSc4PXVM

To continue doing business in Germany after Hitler's ascent to power, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films that attacked the Nazis or condemned Germany's persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this bargain for the first time—a “collaboration” (Zusammenarbeit) that drew in a cast of characters ranging from notorious German political leaders such as Goebbels to Hollywood icons such as Louis B. Mayer.

At the center of Urwand's story is Hitler himself, who was obsessed with movies and recognized their power to shape public opinion. In December 1930, his Party rioted against the Berlin screening of All Quiet on the Western Front, which led to a chain of unfortunate events and decisions. Fearful of losing access to the German market, all of the Hollywood studios started making concessions to the German government, and when Hitler came to power in January 1933, the studios—many of which were headed by Jews—began dealing with his representatives directly.

Urwand shows that the arrangement remained in place through the 1930s, as Hollywood studios met regularly with the German consul in Los Angeles and changed or canceled movies according to his wishes. Paramount and Fox invested profits made from the German market in German newsreels, while MGM financed the production of German armaments. Painstakingly marshaling previously unexamined archival evidence, The Collaboration raises the curtain on a hidden episode in Hollywood—and American—history.

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