Ideology is really imposed, physically, through the distribution of ideas and images, via books, publications, broadcasts and the like. Ideological notions of who we are are really imposed, physically, as well, by the above means and also through rituals within institutions. And when it succeeds, which it mostly does, to a significant degree, it has real consequences for individual psychology, emotion, and action, and for communities. Because this is a real, material imposition, it also meets real resistance–which is very important for us, if we want to augment such resistance.
1. SCOTT IDEOLOGY AND RESISTANCE
Recommended Reading: James C. Scott, “Making Space for a Dissident Subculture,” from Domination and the Arts of Resistance, pp. 108-135.
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2. LENIN IMPERIALISM
Lenin Imperialism audio lecture
Recommended Reading: Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, pp. 210-247.
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3. GAVENTA POWER AND POWERLESSNESS
Gaventa audio lecture (MM)
Recommended Reading: John Gaventa, Power and Powerlessness : Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley, pp. 47-83.
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4. DUBOIS DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS
DuBois audio lecture (MM)
Recommended Reading: W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, pp. 7-15
5. KRUSE THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT AND CORPORATIONS
Kruse audio lecture
Recommended Reading: Kevin Kruse, One Nation Under God, pp. 3-34, 127-130NOTES ON KRUSE - Tagged
6. MALCOLM X ON FALSE ENEMIES AND LEROI JONES ON TOKENISM
Recommended Reading: Malcolm X, fr. “At the Audubon,” pp. 90-97; “Message to the Grassroots” pp. 3-17 and “Advice to a Non-Violent Heckler” pp. 208-210; Jones, “Tokenism,” pp. 85-100.
7. FANON ON ATTACKING ISLAM
Fanon Veil audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Fanon, “Algeria Unveiled,” pp. 35-47.
8.NKRUMAH ON WORLD IMPERIALISM AND PROPAGANDA
Nkrumah audio lecture
Recommended Reading: Kwame Nkrumah, Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare, “The World Strategy of Imperialism,” pp. 1-23; Neocolonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism, pp. 246-248.
9. DORFMAN AND MATTELART ON GLOBAL DISNEY
Dorfman and Mattelart audio lecture
Recommended Reading: Dorfman and Mattelart, How to Read Donald Duck, pp. 41-69
10. SAID ORIENTALISM AND ORIGINS OF “TERRORISM”
Said Orientalism audio lecture
Recommended Reading: Edward Said, Orientalism, pp. 31-49, 284-294. Secondary: pp. 295-302.Said Diag
11. BOUTELDJA WHITES AND ARABS
Whites and Us audio lecture
Recommended Reading: Bouteldja, “Whites, Jews, and Us,” pp. 33-52, 73-99.
12. WILSON FALSIFICATION OF HISTORY
Wilson audio lecture
Recommended Reading: Amos Wilson, “Why Study History,” from The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness, pp. 13-45.