Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2011«

Making Pain Shared and Communal

May 25, 2011 by


Read through Ralph Cintron’s Angels’ Town. An ethnography that shed light onto the logic of violence in gang life. So the question is basic:  why retaliation and why use a mode of violence? A question stated so easily, yet so complex to address especially in the context of urbanized LA.  Here’s Cintron’s explanation captured in […]

At the Borders

May 24, 2011 by


As I’ve been exposed to more research and political agendas relating to immigration, I’d been thinking about the concept of boundaries and borders. I have not been thinking of boundaries and borders as a means of keeping people out as we tend to use in immigration discourse.  Instead, I perceive borders/boundaries as these fronts, these […]