Books by Caroline Maun
Virtual Identities: The Construction of Selves in Cyberspace
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You speak of not being able to see
I’m trying to understand.
I raise my eyes to look at you
To see you
And to hope you look back and see
I am raw ends and tethered means
The target user of an end product
That took decades to degrade
The history of my oppression is
And quite mundane
I am my own enforcer
Strict father, receding mother,
poverty, absence, death, anger,
I don’t know what it would be
like to be you
And I can barely say what it is to
A photograph conveying the bald
truth of photographs.
The depths of Mississippi.
The late twenties?
There is a ring of white faces.
Perhaps the clergyman is there.
The shopkeeper, the shoemaker, the
farmers, the smith.
An exhilarated housewife in a
At the edges of the picture,
others crowd in
Wanting to remember, commemorate,
and be a part of this.
One man draws his son close to be
Another holds up a four by four
for extra fuel.
No one shields their eyes from the
No one tries to hide
There are amiable smiles and the
excitement from an event
This was, one gathers, a job well
the center is the silhouette,
In classic and universal attitude
of unbearable suffering,
Of a burning black man
On his knees
The smell of his fleshsmoke
Filled their nostrils, and they
had twisted so far
As to love it
The rim of the spectacle
White scum of hate
posted 12 November 2005
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Dr. Caroline Maun
Assistant Professor / Interdisciplinary Studies /
Wayne State University / 5700 Cass Ave. / Detroit, MI 48202 / 313-577-6580
· Ph. D. in English, 1998.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. <http://www.utk.edu>
· M.A. in English, 1992. North Carolina State
University, Raleigh, North Carolina. <http://www.ncsu.edu>
· B.A. in English with high honors, 1990.Eckerd
College, St. Petersburg, Florida.
· PIER Certificate in African Studies, Yale
TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Assistant Professor of Literacy and Critical Thought,
8/04 to present. Teaching interdisciplinary courses in
writing and oral communication.
Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
· Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition,
7/99 to 5/04. http://jewel.morgan.edu/~english/english.htm>
Teaching Freshman Composition sections face-to-face and
online. Co-Coordinator of the Freshman English Program.
Member of the Honors Program faculty (three-year
appointment from 2002-2005).
· Director, English Resource Writing Center,
11/98 to 5/04. http://jewel.morgan.edu/~english/english.htm>
Supervising student employees, managing grant monies,
faculty liaison with computer support services.
· HUD-EDI Special Projects Grant Co-Recipient,
with Dr. Wendell Jackson, 11/98 to 9/99 (period of
grant). Funds in excess of $79,000 earmarked to improve
the English Resource Writing Center at Morgan State
University: designing lab, training tutors,
instructional technologist, and curriculum design.
Internal Morgan State University grant of $50,000 was
also implemented for equipment.
· Lecturer, 8/98 to 5/99. Teaching Freshman
Studies English composition.
posted 13 June 2006
Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered
the World and Threatened Civilization as We Know It
By H. W. Brands
In Greenback Planet, acclaimed historian H. W. Brands charts the dollar's astonishing rise to become the world's principal currency. Telling the story with the verve of a novelist, he recounts key episodes in U.S. monetary history, from the Civil War debate over fiat money (greenbacks) to the recent worldwide financial crisis. Brands explores the dollar's changing relations to gold and silver and to other currencies and cogently explains how America's economic might made the dollar the fundamental standard of value in world finance. He vividly describes the 1869 Black Friday attempt to corner the gold market, banker J. P. Morgan's bailout of the U.S. treasury, the creation of the Federal Reserve, and President Franklin Roosevelt's handling of the bank panic of 1933. Brands shows how lessons learned (and not learned) in the Great Depression have influenced subsequent U.S. monetary policy, and how the dollar's dominance helped transform economies in countries ranging from Germany and Japan after World War II to Russia and China today. He concludes with a sobering dissection of the 2008 world financial debacle, which exposed the power--and the enormous risks--of the dollar's worldwide reign. The Economy
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Sex at the Margins
Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry
By Laura María Agustín
This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' serves to disempower them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry, and although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice. "Sex at the Margins rips apart distinctions between migrants, service work and sexual labour and reveals the utter complexity of the contemporary sex industry. This book is set to be a trailblazer in the study of sexuality."—Lisa Adkins, University of London
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The White Masters of the
The World and Africa, 1965
By W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois’
Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization
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Ancient African Nations
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The Death of Emmett Till by Bob Dylan
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Only a Pawn in Their Game
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Thanks America for
George Jackson /
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The Journal of Negro History issues at Project Gutenberg
Haitian Declaration of Independence 1804
January 1, 1804 -- The Founding of
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21 April 2010