Blood runs red through all of us and carries the same life-giving
energy to every human being. We've learned a lot about the science of
blood, but it is as complex and mysterious as ever. Culturally, blood
has a mystique all its own, and what it stands for - tribe, family,
race, gender - has divided us since the beginning of time. Blood pulses
through our religions, through literature and the visual arts, and every
time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human
beings together and what divides us. Author Lawrence Hill takes us on a fascinating journey through the story of blood.
Thursday, July 31- Power & Spectacle
Violence and power need blood. When we want to hurt people or entertain ourselves at their expense, we lust for blood. How blood enters the realm of violence, spectacle and power.
Explore the CBC Massey Lectures website for more details about the 2013 CBC Massey Lectures by Lawrence Hill and to listen to past lectures.