In today’s episode, Brendane and Alyssa are doing the Lorde’s work! We talk ideal care packages, the history of the fetish (wassup Freud, Marx, and problematic anthropologists!) and contemporary racial/sexual fetishization, the invisibility and hypervisibility of Black women, honor Audre Lorde’s Transformation of Silence into Language and Action, PLUS a ZD first: a guest! In our What in the World?! segment, we discuss the sexual harassment allegations in Harvard’s anthropology department and speak with Harvard Anthropology PhD candidate Chrystel Oloukoï about the double-edged sword of institutional whisper networks and how misogynoir excludes Black women from the “safety” of these networks.
P.S. Tune in until the end for a little surprise!
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Discussed this week:
The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action (Audre Lorde, 1978)
How Do We Listen to the Living? (Brendane Tynes, 2020)
You Belong to Me: Sex, Race and Murder in the South (John Cork, 2014)
Summertime Selves (On Professionalization) (Nick Mitchell, 2019)
The Patron (Nell Gluckman, 2020)
Protected by Decades-Old Power Structures, Three Renowned Harvard Anthropologists Face Allegations of Sexual Harassment (James S. Bikales, 2020)
Transcript is available on our website here.
Be sure to check out the Syllabus for Zora’s Daughters 100!