In lieu of my usual wise and witty posting I thought some of you might be interested to see what I’m up to lately in meatworld. The following is a repost from a blog (hidden from search engines) I set up for my current Contemporary World History class. We’ve been rambling our way through the analysis for the last few meetings; at the moment how the map and the poster go together is starting to click.
Please do play along if you’re so inclined!
*Here are a few sources for us to analyze. Take a look at them and see what you can figure out about what they tell us. We will discuss them in class, and that discussion will go better the more thinking you’ve done in advance. Of course comments here and/or on your own blogs are welcome!
The first source is a map of the ethnic zones of Kenya, a country in East Africa formerly under the colonial rule of Great Britain.
This next image is a Chinese propaganda poster from the Vietnam War:
The final document is the first page of a declassified CIA analysis of options to destabilize the government of Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. As with each of these documents, find out more by clicking on the image.
Bonus: this is current, funny, and thought-provoking. Find the Telegraph’s report on it here.