Sunday, June 24, 2007

On June 24, ...

... 1941, Julia Kristeva was born in Sliven, Bulgaria. In her 20s she moved to Paris, where she has lived ever since. Schooled in linguistics and psychoanalysis, for decades she has been a leader in feminism, semiotics, and cultural theory. Among her works is a 1977 essay, "Women's Time," and a 1999 study of Hannah Arendt, both included in The Portable Kristeva, edited by Kelly Oliver.
... 1968, authorities shut down Resurrection City (above), a shantytown built on the Mall in Washington, D.C., just weeks after the April assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. , and occupied by "poor people -- mostly black, some Hispanic and Native American, and a handful of whites -- from across the country."

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