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Within the Nineteen Sixties historians on either side of the Atlantic started to problem the assumptions in their colleagues and push for an figuring out of background "from below." during this assortment, Staughton Lynd, himself one of many pioneers of this strategy, laments the passing of fellow luminaries David Montgomery, E.P. Thompson, Alfred younger, and Howard Zinn, and makes the case that modern lecturers and activists alike may still take extra heavily the tales and views of local americans, slaves, rank-and-file staff, and different still-too-frequently marginalized voices.

Staughton Lynd is an American conscientious objector, Quaker, peace activist and civil rights activist, tax resister, historian, professor, writer, and attorney.

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2000. Coming Out Jewish: Constructing Ambivalent Identities. London: Routledge. Looking Forward to The Matrix 51 ———. 2005. ” Television and New Media 6 (2): 176-199. Weberman, David. 2002. ” In Irwin. Ed. 225-239. Žižek, Slavoj. 2002. ” In Irwin. Ed. 240-66. This page intentionally left blank REVOLUTION IN THE MATRIX: A CUE CALL FOR REFLEXIVE SOCIOLOGY* KIMBERLY BARTON Abstract “Matrix” is the Latin word for “womb,” a casing, tissue or structure in which something originates and develops. In the movie The Matrix it takes the form of an “iron-clad” structure that molds and regulates all spheres of human life.

If we take the narrative of the film as it is given to us, then The Matrix’s 1999 is our future and, in the modern sense identified by Berger, we, as viewers, look Looking Forward to The Matrix 37 forward to our prophesied apocalypse. If, however, we are sucked into the 1999 portrayed as reality at the beginning of The Matrix and accept this as our world, then the apocalypse has already happened and we are living the future, our unreal postmodern world. Berger notes: “If the post-apocalypse of the doppelgänger [where we look across the abyss and see ourselves transmogrified] is characteristic of modernity, the post-apocalypse of the postmodern is Baudrillardian simulation” (1999: 8).

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