A Boy Named Sue
I tell you, life ain't easy for a boy named Kamille
This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 2 “Departure” (旅立ち), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on bird lime, colonialism, Herculine Barbin, and the name Camille/Kamille.
- Wikipedia pages the Black Devils, high-explosive squash head (an explosive similar to the sticky bomb, with explanation of how it functions when used against tank armor), birdlime, and sticky bombs.
- "BIRD LIMES AND RAT GLUES—STICKY SITUATIONS," by William D. Fitzwater (February 1982), presented at the Tenth Vertebrate Pest Conference.
- Discussion of traditional birdlime preparations that supposedly used mistletoe.
- Colonialism from a philosophical perspective:
Kohn, Margaret and Reddy, Kavita, "Colonialism", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2017/entries/colonialism/>.
- List of types/motivations of colonialism:
Shoemaker, Nancy. “A Typology of Colonialism.” Perspectives on History, 1 Oct. 2015.
- Paper on the stages of colonialism in Africa, and my main source on colonialism as a source of contested reality and memory:
Bulhan, Hussein A.. "Stages of Colonialism in Africa: From Occupation of Land to Occupation of Being." Journal of Social and Political Psychology [Online], 3.1 (2015): 239-256. Web. 15 Jun. 2019
*- Essay, "The Colonization of Africa," by Ehiedu E. G. Iweriebor of Hunter College. Part of the New York Public Library's project "Africana Age: African and African Diasporan Transformations in the 20th Century."
- Some specifics about colonial policing:
Robert T. Sigler & David J. King (1992) Colonial policing and control of movements for independence, Policing and Society, 3:1, 13-22, DOI: 10.1080/10439463.1992.9964654
- And Wikipedia pages on Prince's cancelled concept album, Camille, "A Mouthful of Birds" (a play that includes Herculine Barbin as a central character), and "The Mystery of Alexina" (1985 French movie about Herculine's life).
- "In Honor of Herculine Barbin: November 8th, Intersex Day of Solidarity & Remembrance" by intersex rights activist and speaker Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez.
- Michel Foucault's introduction to the memoirs of Herculine Barbin, published in 1980, by Pantheon.
- Thom also referenced "Herculine Barbin: Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth-century French Hermaphrodite," Foucault and Barbin, trans. Richard McDougall, 1980 (New York: Pantheon).
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