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Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Power and Spectacle (Part 4 of 5)

Part four in the five-part Massey Lectures series from 2013, Blood: The Stuff of Life. Celebrated author Lawrence Hill explores the scientific and social history of blood, and the ways that it unites and divides us today. Violence and power need blood. When we want to hurt people or entertain ourselves at their expense, we lust for blood. How blood enters ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Truth and Honour (Part 2 of 5)

The second lecture in the 2013 Massey Lectures series, Blood: The Stuff of Life, by celebrated author Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes). We associate blood with notions of truth and honour in at least two ways: first, how we go about removing it from human bodies, and once it's out, what we use it for; then, what happens when we ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Blood Counts (Part 1 of 5)

The first of five lectures in the 2013 Massey Lectures series, Blood: The Stuff of Life, by celebrated author Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes). Who am I? Who are you? How are we tied? How our own notions of blood have evolved over thousands of years, and some ideas about how our own blood can betray us.
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014