In a distinctly autobiographical manner, Lee Adcock uses Guy Debord's technique of detournement to understand how the "steroid era" in baseball has interrupted a distinctly American narrative of identity and kinship. Of detournement, Debord (1981) writes, "Any elements, no matter where they are taken from, can serve in making new combinations...when two objects are brought together, no matter how far apart their original contexts may be, a relationship is always formed" (p. 9).
Presented by Mark Bevir, University of California-Berkeley, at the Center for Historical Research, Department of History at The Ohio State University on Nov. 1, 2013.
Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University, talks about the Arizona immigration law and how it is intrusive and un-American. New policy, he says, must be looked at in a humane way - accepting people who come into our country as assets, not "drains."
This video was produced as part of "OSUexperts" by The Ohio State University in April 2010.