“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” ~ Oscar Wilde
Dr. Darrell Y. Hamamoto is a Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He is an expert on cultural analysis including media, popular cultural and sexuality. He is the author of these books:
- Servitors of Empire: Studies in the Dark Side of Asian America
- Nervous Laughter: Television Situation Comedy and Liberal Democratic Ideology
- Monitored Peril: Asian Americans and the Politics of TV Representation
- New American Destinies: A Reader in Contemporary Asian and Latino Immigration (editor)
- Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism (editor)
Dr. Hamamoto joins me on the Solari Report this week to discuss the economic model operating at public and private universities, what it means for college and graduate education and how it relates to the larger financial models operating in America.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Spotlight this year’s Academy Award winner for best picture. This drama tells the story of The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States and its Pulitzer Prize winning investigation into child sex abuse in the Boston area by the Catholic Church. This is a topic that Dr. Hamamoto touches on in our interview.
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