Faculty Writing: On the “Americanness” of Kyle Rittenhouse; and the Sentimentality of Netflix’s Maid

In Gawker, Patrick Blanchfield explores the long legal history of “self-defense” in the United States that explains the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. In the Boston Review, Sophie Lewis reviews Netflix’s Maid—a seemingly unvarnished but ultimately sentimental depiction of paid domestic labor.

 

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