The Lockdown Chronicles 37: Stuart

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Stuart Hall (Kingston, Jamaica, 1932– London, England, UK, 2014) was an influential British sociologist, cultural theorist, campaigner and founding editor of the New Left Review. Hall was one of the co-founders of the school of thought now known as British Cultural Studies or The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies [Wikipedia entry] [Guardian Obituary]

Text sources: UK Research and Innovation (27 May 2020) Why do people from ethnic minorities suffer more from COVID-19?. Available from https://coronavirusexplained.ukri.org/en/article/cad0011/ [Accessed 5 June 2020], CC-BY UKRI; Hall, S. (1991) “Old and New Identities, Old and New Ethnicities”, in Essential Essays, Volume 2: Identity and Diaspora, edited by David Morley, Duke University Press, 2018.

Source image: Portrait photograph of Stuart Hall (.ca 1985). Available publicly via the Open University Digital Archive under The Open University conditions of use, and reused here under fair dealing for educational use. © 2018 The Open University. This comic strip CC-BY-NC-SA

References

UK Research and Innovation (27 May 2020) Why do people from ethnic minorities suffer more from COVID-19?. Available from https://coronavirusexplained.ukri.org/en/article/cad0011/ [Accessed 5 June 2020]

Hall, S. (1991) “Old and New Identities, Old and New Ethnicities”, in Essential Essays, Volume 2: Identity and Diaspora, edited by David Morley, Duke University Press, 2018.

Stokes P. 2011 Census: Key Statistics and Quick Statistics for Local Authorities in the United Kingdom. Office for National Statistics. 2013 Oct. Available fromhttps://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/bulletins/keystatisticsandquickstatisticsforlocalauthoritiesintheunitedkingdom/2013-10-11 [Accessed 5 June 2020]

Khunti K, Singh AK, Pareek M, Hanif W. Is ethnicity linked to incidence or outcomes of covid-19? BMJ. 2020 Apr;369:m1548. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m1548.

The Lockdown Chronicles is a series of periodical comic strips made at night (in candlelight!) adapting and reusing openly-licensed or public domain items from online digital collections. Publication and tweetage are scheduled in advance. Historical sources are adapted and updated for the current pandemic; please refer to each strip’s references on each post for further context.  Catch up with the series at https://epriego.blog/tag/the-lockdown-chronicles/.

The Lockdown Chronicles 36: George

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Rest in Power, George Floyd.
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Rest in Power, George Perry Floyd (16 October 1973 – 25 May 2020). [Wikipedia entry].

We will not be satis­fied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963).

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The Lockdown Chronicles is a series of periodical comic strips made at night (in candlelight!) adapting and reusing openly-licensed or public domain items from online digital collections. Publication and tweetage are scheduled in advance. Historical sources are adapted and updated for the current pandemic; please refer to each strip’s references on each post for further context.  Catch up with the series at https://epriego.blog/tag/the-lockdown-chronicles/.

 

The Lockdown Chronicles 35: Walter

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Walter livestreams.
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Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) was a German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist. Benjamin made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory, literary criticism, and historical materialism. “Theses on the Philosophy of History” also known as “On the Concept of History” is often cited as Benjamin’s last complete work. The Institute for Social Research, by then relocated to New York, published it in Benjamin’s memory in 1942 [Wikipedia entry].

Text sources: Kwai, I. (1 June 2020). “U.S. Protests, Coronavirus, SpaceX: Your Monday Briefing”. The New York Times, NYT.com; ADPH Presidential Blog (31 May 2020) “ADPH Presidential Blog: “A time for steady leadership, careful preparation and measured steps”, https://www.adph.org.uk/; Benjamin, W. (2003) [1940] “On the Concept of History”, Selected Writings Vol. 4, Harvard.

Source image: photograph of Walter Benjamin, 1928, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Walter Benjamin Archiv, via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain. This comic strip CC-BY-NC-SA.

References

Kwai, I. (1 June 2020) “U.S. Protests, Coronavirus, SpaceX: Your Monday Briefing”. The New York Times. Available at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/briefing/us-protests-coronavirus-spacex.html [Accessed 1 June 2020]

ADPH Presidential Blog (31 May 2020) “ADPH Presidential Blog: A time for steady leadership, careful preparation and measured steps”. Available at https://www.adph.org.uk/2020/05/adph-presidential-blog-a-time-for-steady-leadership-careful-preparation-and-measured-steps/ [Accessed 1 June 2020]

Benjamin, W. (2003) [1940] “On the Concept of History”, Selected Writings Vol. 4, Harvard. Scanned PDF version via Warwick University at https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/fulllist/second/en229/benjamin_on_the_concept_of_history.pdf  [Accessed 1 June 2020]. HTML version via Simon Fraser University at https://www.sfu.ca/~andrewf/CONCEPT2.html [Accessed 1 June 2020]

Photograph of Walter Benjamin in 1928, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Walter Benjamin Archiv, via Wikimedia Commons, available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Walter_Benjamin_vers_1928.jpg [Accessed 1 June 2020]

Additional Readings

Tomlins, C. (1 December 2010) “Lessons of History”. Perspectives on History. Available via https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/december-2010/lessons-of-history [Accessed 1 June 2020]

Kirsch, A. (14 August 2006) “The Philosopher Stoned”. The New Yorker. Available at https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/08/21/the-philosopher-stoned [Accessed 1 June 2020]

The Lockdown Chronicles is a series of periodical comic strips made at night (in candlelight!) adapting and reusing openly-licensed or public domain items from online digital collections. Publication and tweetage are scheduled in advance. Historical sources are adapted and updated for the current pandemic; please refer to each strip’s references on each post for further context.  Catch up with the series at https://epriego.blog/tag/the-lockdown-chronicles/.