On this episode, we speak with Dr. Sabiyha Prince, a cultural anthropologist and independent scholar who resides in the Baltimore/Washington metro area. Dr. Prince discusses her work on the phenomenon of urban gentrification in Washington DC and Harlem, NY and the lives of African Americans who confront and construct this process of restructuring. Dr. Prince’s new book, African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C., sheds light on social hierarchies and standpoints unfolding over time and emerges as a portrait of a heterogeneous African American population wherein members define their identity and culture as a people informed with the knowledge of injustice’s impact on the urban landscape. This book presents oral history and ethnographic data on current and former, African American residents of D.C. Combining these findings with analyses from institutional, statistical, and scholarly reports on wealth inequality, shortages in affordable housing, and rates of unemployment, Prince contends that gentrification seizes upon and fosters uneven development, vulnerability and alienation and contributes to classed and racialized tensions in affected communities.
As usual the show features a dose of action news updates from around the world with a focus on the March 15th International Day of Action against Police (Brutality). The show also showcases Baltimore feminist punk band War on Women, a member of which, Shawna Field, recently was interviewed on HPH for her work with anti-street harrassment group
On Tuesday, May 10th, 2011, join your hosts, Mariama Eversley and Isabelle Gauthier for an episode about resistance and indigenity in Honduras, and a special poetry reading by Wesleyan student Randyl Wilkerson. We will be sharing an interview with the militant public anthropologist Adrienne Pine who does work on violence and US intervention in Honduras. Dr. Pine published her book Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras, in 2008. You can also follow Dr. Pine on her blog http://quotha.net/. Then we’ll hear from Wesleyan student Jae Benedeth about the history and modern experience of the Garifuna people, the indigenous Afro-Caribbean population of Honduras. Original air date: 5-10-11
Join your hosts, Zak and Dan, for an episode of “Horizontal Power Hour” that will feature Dr. Harold Barclay and Lawrence Jarach, in addition to anti-authoritarian action news updates from around the world and top-notch music from Dead Kennedys, VC, Ska-P and Polkacide throughout (and the same Gustav Landauer quote twice!). Harold Barclay lectured in anthropology at University of Alberta for nearly a quarter century and is well-known for several contributions to the anarchist discourse including People Without Government: An Anthropology of Anarchy and The State. He will discuss his work, the relationship between anarchy and anthropology, as well as offer reflections on recent events in Egypt, where he did extensive fieldwork. Lawrence Jarach is an American anarchist essayist whose work has been central to the internal critique of anarchism known as post-left anarchism. He has published widely and co-edits, Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. He will discuss post-left anarchism both broadly and specifically. Original air-date: 3-22-11
Hosted by Dan and Yael, this episode features a two part presentation by Yale Professor, James Scott, on his book The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. Scott’s book is a critical documentation of the strategies employed by the people of Zomia to remain stateless. Scott challenges us with a radically different approach to history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a form of “internal colonialism.” Along with the regular Indy Media Round-up segment, the show also included an reading excerpted from Fredy Perlman on nationalism and music from France, Portland and Argentina. Original air-date: 11-23-11.