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Cardinal Mahoney's Cathedral:The Cathedral of t he Angels

I Cried Today Over Theory and Power, Foucault

I cried today over theory. Foucault, I must stop taking you so seriously. If the university is dead, if we who inhabit it are to be denied any voice at any price, then liberal arts are dead, just as Patrick Graham said art was. And so I did as Rita Brown said: I came home and painted. Not a black and mourning scene, but the brilliant colors of celebration of rebirth and Easter and egg hunts. For that it is dead does not mean that there cease to be ways of recreating it and bringing it to life again. More philosophy later. It's midnight now.

But here is some of what came up in my painting: a jail, and yes, those are the letters CSUD..., and look, I've stuck Arnold in there, trying to paw his way out and include us all. I'm that fuzzy weird creature with the pink skirt. I was running away, a typical reaction, I fear. But then, with Rita's help, I did a backward flip and landed in a gayer mood. They can't have a theory without me. Can so. Cannot. . . . And I'm not sure how that discourse will end. There's ME, struggling with identity formation in face of so many choices, all of which leave me excluded. The exclusion is what brought the tear in the ME that's running away. But the tear is pretty ambiguous in the ME that's doing handsprings. And there's a whole world of them. Who's the them? Well, in this case it was the students, but there was another of THEM floating around in that discourse, wasn't there? Who was it who said the students are the victims when we were talking about the stories we must imaginatively portray if they are to see the harm denied for so long? Was it LaTonya? or Rita? or Beverly? I was looking that way, I remember. And, oh, yes, those fuzzy blue things on ME are antlers. Now if anyone can think of a good conceptual reason why the mirror reflected antlers, I'd be delighted to know. Yes, that is a gun in the upper right hand corner, which brings us to Hal Pepinsky's Peacemaking Primer, on the need to clear the anger that Frantz Fanon made so clear was there when we are silenced. Lots here to talk about on peace and social justice.

Have a nice weekend. jeanne

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New This Week NEW for the Week of September 30, 2002

    Announcements:

Check out the links to each class schedule on jeanne's schedule. Uploaded assignment for Theory class for Thursday, Oct. 3 - fin it by linking on jeanne's schedule: topics and links. More up soon. jeanne

MONDAY, Sept. 30: Dr. Phil on NBC, Channel 4 at 4 p.m. to interview family and friends of one of the young women who drowned in the sorority hazing incident. Comments up soon. jeanne Oct. 1, 2002.

jeannes weekly schedule. Will include links to your weekly schedule sheets as soon as I can get it up. Tonight I hope. You can also get there by linking to jeanne's classes on the weekly issue, under the blue angel icon. But I haven't fixed the link yet on the main page of the site. Soon. The conference took ALL day yesterday, but was worth it. love and peace, jeanne

Index on Comments

American Society of Criminology Annual Conference
Chicago, Tuesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 16.
Our first session is Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Participants by Alphabetical Index Link to Alphabetical Index of Participants. Then link to C for Curran and scroll down to Curran, or enter T for Takata. She's second on the list, so you won't even have to scroll. Link on the session number for a description of the session and for links to abstracts.

Jeanne and Susan have papers for four slots. That means that we can include students in most of those spots. If you are interested in attending and/or joining in the presentation, you need to let us know, so we can work together on the presentations. For me and Susan, the ASC is one of our primary professional associations. The opportunity to participate in this conference is an educational experience you will never forget. For some of you, employers may assist with travel funds. Maybe the school will help. But we need to move on this very quickly. Susan and I do not have any special funds available to get any of us there this year. So give a fund raiser! But reservations will need to be made soon. jeanne

Interim Evaluation Report on the Dear Habermas Project The interim report is offered so that students can look at the evaluation design and have meaningful input for the Spring 2002 Evaluation.

Grades and Learning Records - First Semester Report Enrollment is complete as of Fourth Week roster. Some comments are up, but many more will go up on Monday. I started with the comments files. Did 04, 05, 06, and 07. That got the middle ones in up first. I'll go back tomorrow to 03, and then to the lectures that have comments. And then I'll put up all the ones from my files that hadn't gone up yet. It may still take a few days. Sorry, jeanne.

* * *.Start of the discussion on the Lionel Tate Case Ken Padowitz sent us a letter from the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, discussing the case, to get us started on the issue of social justice, juveniles, and major crimes. UWP, you're welcome to join in this discussion. jeanne

  • On Thursday, Father Fabian Obi (Nigeria) and Father Ted Nelson Adjakpey (Ghana) visited with us in our Women in Society Class. Commentaries are up. More will go up on Monday. jeanne

    Lecture Notes, Study Notes, and Comments Index for Whole Set.



    Theoretical Musings for Us by Us

    • Subjectivity and Reflexivity in Qualitative Research Forum: Qualitative Social Research, Vol. 3, No. 3. Available online in English and German. I know it sounds like methods as much as theory, but then that makes sense, doesn't it, since they must be interdependent, at least, as I teach them.. The Introduction to this issue explains the whole quantiative/qualitative objectivity/subjectivity thing in plain English. Link added September 29, 2002.

      The Gaze More to come. I'll add the "mirror" from feminist writing, too. Link added September 29, 2002.

    • Sample Contents: Michael Daniels' Article on the Habermas-Foucault Debate Impressive article by a junior at Trinity Univesity in San Antonio. I plan to add explanatiory notes for those of you who may not have an adequate theory background for Michael's thesis, but restructuring the site has to come first. jeanne. Link added August 3, 2002.

    Stories of Lived Experience Lived Experience: Emancipatory Narratives

    Art Shenanigans

    • Snow White Illustrations Selected by Selected by Kay E. Vandergrift The list of illustration pages is at the end of the file. You'll have to scroll down. This is part of an entire site on teaching Snow White as a means of teaching how to get the meaning out of narratives and apply such reading to our own personal experiences:
      "The fact that teachers have assigned a particular text or even read that text aloud to students (either children or adult students of children's literature) does not necessarily mean that those students have read meaning into or out of that text. Without that process of meaning-making which is reading, there can be no progression to critical or theoretical judgment. Once this reading occurs, however, any further consideration of literary works has some general notions about the nature of literature, that is, some semblance of literary theory, at its core. Even the discussion of personal events from one's own life in response to a literary text is, in one sense, an implicit acceptance of the assumption that literature illuminates or instructs actual life experiences."

      If teaching is one of your interests, I suggest that you browse this site as a good source of learning material. jeanne Link added September 30, 2002.

    • Sample Contents: Ten Little Indians Miller Updegraff, Artist
      September Exhibition at Gallery 825, La Cienega Blvd. Fine art paintings invoke nostalgia which puts us in touch with our authentic history, contributing to transformed discourse. Link added August 7, 2002.

    Site Teaching Modules Scholarly Resources

    Topic Categories on Site. Classes, Workshops, and Lifelong Learning

    This is as far as I got this weekend. jeanne

    Classes and Lifetime Learning

    Plausible Reading and Study for Week 5:
    Not up yet. I was dreaming. Learning Records took all weekend. jeanne

  • Soc 334: Women in Society
  • Soc 367: Sociology of Law
  • Soc 370: Moot Court and Social Justice
  • Soc 595: ReInterpreting Theory

  • A Sample of Inadvertent Possible Plagiarism! URGENT that you read!

    Thesis Projects

    • Essays on Thesis Praxis

        Reference Essays:

      • Pulling It Together How to get started writing once you've done your research. From Pat Acone's thesis project: Collaborative Writing in Online Education. Link added August 16, 2002.

      • Getting Started How to recognize what you've really been doing when you thought you were trying to do something else. Berthena Kemp's thesis project: Our African Heritage. Link added August 16, 2002.

      • Recharging Along the Way Millie Coulter has thought of changing topics frequently. Not because she doesn't want to write on her topic, but because barriers, institutional barriers, keep getting in her way. This is the problem of finding your authentic self in writing your thesis. How do you make the thesis fit you in spite of external institutional constraints? Lin to be added August 18, 2002.

      Workshops:

      Site Teaching ModulesEvaluation of Site Teaching Practices

      • Reference:
      • Index of Site Teaching Modules
        With teaching essays, analyses of texts, discussion questions, field activities, and self tests.
      • Module List Each essay or article paired with its Practice Module. Notation clarifies when Practice Module not yet uploaded.

      Site Teaching Modules Navigating the Site

      Site Teaching Modules On-Going Project Evaluation