MUKBANG READING CAMP

(as a study group)

5th April - 7th June (Every Sunday at 8PM)

 

As we cross our halfway mark of the first season of Mukbang Reading Camp (as a study group), we would like to thank everyone who has participated and contributed to our weekly sessions! It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to meet new faces each week alongside people who have been with us since the first episode, and we hope to see all of you again this Sunday.

 

#MRCaasg is an open and inclusive platform for discussion about various topics and readings. We welcome all suggestions for future readings, so please feel free to send in articles and papers to us via any of our platforms. Spontaneous fun and random drop-ins are all welcome. Do remember it's a public space and please practice discretion and kindness! And as usual, head to https://cutt.ly/mrcaasg  for the readings and notes on past sessions. 

#9: 31 May 2020, 8PM

 

This week's reading will be Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson. Anderson introduces the theory of imagined communities, in which nations are social constructs and a product of various socio-material forces. As one of the most read texts on nationalism, Anderson traces the emergence of community as an idea to South America. The text also follows the rise and conflict of nations and the decline of empires in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Europe to show how nationalism shaped our modern world.

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See you on Sunday night at 8PM! Spontaneous fun and random drop-ins are all welcome.
Do remember it's a public space and please practice discretion and kindness!
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Head to
https://cutt.ly/mrcaasg to download the reading now!
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ZOOM Details

 

Meeting ID: 892 9955 8961
Password: 803690

Google Meet (if ZOOM crashes)

https://meet.google.com/bps-pxrv-opz

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#MRCaasg is an open and inclusive platform for discussion about various topics and readings. We welcome all suggestions for future readings, so please feel free to send in articles and papers to us via any of our platforms. Spontaneous fun and random drop-ins are all welcome. Do remember it's a public space and please practice discretion and kindness! And as usual, head to https://cutt.ly/mrcaasg  for the readings and notes on past sessions.

#8: 24 May 2020, 8PM


This week's reading will be The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida. The crux of Florida’s argument is that regional economic advantages are no longer based on raw materials or on competition for companies. Rather, “creativity has replaced raw materials or natural harbours as the crucial wellspring of economic growth. To be successful in this emerging creative age, regions must develop, attract and retain talented and creative people who generate innovations, develop technology-intensive industries and power economic growth”. 


See you on Sunday night at 8PM! Spontaneous fun and random drop-ins are all welcome.
Do remember it's a public space and please practice discretion and kindness!
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Head to https://cutt.ly/mrcaasg to download the reading now!
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ZOOM Details

 

Meeting ID: 821 3174 8781
Password: 318566

Google Meet (if ZOOM crashes)

https://meet.google.com/bps-pxrv-opz

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#MRCaasg is an open and inclusive platform for discussion about various topics and readings. We welcome all suggestions for future readings, so please feel free to send in articles and papers to us via any of our platforms. Spontaneous fun and random drop-ins are all welcome. Do remember it's a public space and please practice discretion and kindness! And as usual, head to https://cutt.ly/mrcaasg  for the readings and notes on past sessions.

#7: 17 May 2020, 8PM


This week's reading will be Disability in Theory: From Social Constructionism to the New Realism of the Body by Tobin Siebers. Siebers talks about how all bodies are socially constructed and that social attitudes and institutions determine the representation of the body's reality far beyond biology. The idea that representation governs the body and hence, disabled bodies poses a challenge to the dominant attitudes and customs of bodily perception in the social constructionist discourse. 


See you on Sunday night at 8PM! Spontaneous fun and random drop-ins are all welcome.
Do remember it's a public space and please practice discretion and kindness!
-
Head to https://cutt.ly/mrcaasg to download the reading now!
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ZOOM Details
Meeting ID: 836 1116 0214
Password: 826011

Google Meet Details
cutt.ly/mrc17may

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#MRCaasg is an open and inclusive platform for discussion about various topics and readings. We welcome all suggestions for future readings, so please feel free to send in articles and papers to us via any of our platforms. Spontaneous fun and random drop-ins are all welcome. Do remember it's a public space and please practice discretion and kindness! And as usual, head to https://cutt.ly/mrcaasg  for the readings and notes on past sessions.

#6: 10 May 2020, 8PM

This week's reading will be Ghostly Topographies: Landscape and Biopower in modern Singapore by Joshua Comaroff.

 

The paper considers the history of a single landscape in the Chinatown district of modern Singapore, formerly home to female labour collectives. Comaroff then delves into how landscapes become open to powerful new forms of contestation that evade the techniques of a regime of "biopower".

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See you on Sunday night at 8PM! Spontaneous fun and random drop-ins are all welcome.
Do remember it's a public space and please practice discretion and kindness!
-
Head to
https://cutt.ly/mrcaasg to download the reading now!
-

ZOOM Details

Meeting ID: 894 4655 7946
Password: 279056