“The Very Angry Tea Party” The New York Times
Michel de Certeau
To be lifted to the summit of the world trade center is to be lifted out of the city’s grasp. Ones body is no longer clasped by the city’s streets that turn and return it according to anonymous law; nor is it possessed, whether as player or played, by the rumble of so many differences and by the nervousness of New York traffic. When one goes up there he leaves behind the mass that carries off and mixes up in itself any identity of authors or spectators. An Icarus flying above these waters, he can ignore the devices of Daedalus in mobile and endless labyrinths far below. His elevation transfigures him into a voyeur. It puts him at a distance. It transforms the bewitching world into by which one “was possessed” into a text that lies before ones eyes. It allows one to read it, to be a solar eye, looking down like a god. The exaltation of a scopic and gnostic drive: the fiction of knowledge is related to this lust to be a viewpoint and nothing more.
–Michel de Certeau
 See Michael De Certeau. Practice of Everyday Life. University of California Press. 1998: 92.
C. Wright Mills
Plato The Republic: Book I
Mechanical Solidarity and Organic Solidarity
The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism
Max Weber, Economy and Society (Ideal Types)
Georg Simmel Metropolis and Mental Life.
Capital Volume I: “The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof”
Karl Marx, “The Manifesto of the Communist Party”
World Wealth Distribution
World Wealth Distribution Report
Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir “The Second Sex”
Michel Foucault excerpt from Fearless Speech
Michel Foucault, Excerpt from “Subject and Power”
Ferdinand de Saussure
Ferdinand de Saussure, Excerpt from Course in General Linguistics
Sigmund Freud, Excerpt from The Ego and the Id
Sam Roberts,“In Manhattan, Poor Make 2¢ for Each Dollar to the Rich,” New York Times, September 4, 2005.
Also read the New York Times article, “The Shadowy Lines that Still Divide” and browse the other articles on the site that are part of this series.
Adamma Ince, “Preppin’ for Prison Cops in Schools Teach a Generation to Live in Jail,” Village Voice. June 13-19, 2001.
Jonathan Kozol, “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Aparteid,” Harper’s Magazine, September 1, 2005.
Peggy McIntosh, ““White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”
New York Times interview with Samuel Huntington.
Jonathan Marks, “A Feckless Quest for the Basketball Gene,” New York Times. April 8, 2000.
Nelson George, “Gangsters—Real and Unreal.”
Terry Williams, excerpt from Crackhouse.
Erving Goffman, excerpt from “Gender Advertisements.”
Lynn Huffer, “A Contrarian View: Same-Sex Marriage? No Thanks,” (1-2) OutSmart Magazine, August 12, 2004.
The Cartagena Manifesto (1812) by Simon Bolivar.
The United States Declaration of Independnence (1776)
The Art of Noises (1913) by Luigi Russolo.
The Surrealist Manifesto (1924) by Andre Breton
The Futurist Manifesto (1909) by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
The Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway.
Protests in Egypt The New York Times.
“Obama Pushes China On Human Rights” The New York Times