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A Journal of Postmodern and Critical Thought
Devoted to Academic Discourse on Peace and Justice

Volume 14, No. 9, Week of October 21, 2002

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Latest Update: October 19, 2002

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yikes!!!

Drawing by Gill - no idea how it got on my files - someone sent it. jeanne - That's a Black Cat, Dummy, not a Black Rabbit, and I'm Choclate anyway!

Hermeneutics Depends on Who's Doing the Interpretation
And Sometimes Tradition Hurts, If They Didn't Include You in the Tradition

I'll get the story up soon. But I'll bet you could imagine just by considering that when we stereotype each other we might just see ourselves as chocolate Easter bunnies or black cats or whatever, and not recognize the harm. I think this must have been a sick Easter cartoon someone sent me as a joke. But it reminded me of our studied denial of complicity in harm. At any rate, thanks to Gill for the original cartoon, that I shamelessly altered to fit our needs.

For starters, here's a painting:

jeanne's Chocolate Bunny Redux

Chocolate Bunny Redux

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New This Week NEW for the Week of October 21, 2002

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New York Times Coverage of Washington Sniper for class discussions.

Jennifer Glass sent in this article on our growing sensitivities to the poor: Santa Monica Won't Play Diner Anymore Fox News channel. Backup. Backup needs clean up. You have to keep saying yes or no to run it. Will clean up later. jeanne

Iraq: Human rights in the balance by Irene Khan, Amnesty International Secretary General

Day of the Dead coming up. Help welcomed. jeanne

Index on Comments

  • New Comments, not yet Indexed link added October 20, 2002.

    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. Marci, Pat has the flight info.

    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



  • Theoretical Musings for Us by Us

    Stories of Lived Experience Lived Experience: Emancipatory Narratives

    jeanne's Oh, NO, Complicity!

    Oh, NO! Complicity!

    Art Shenanigans

      Sarah Thurman's birthday card to jeanne - made by Sarah on the Web.  Yikes! Good Stuff!

      Sarah Thurman's Birthday card to jeanne. Yikes! Good Stuff

      Sarah Thurman's Peace Picture
      Hey, Sarah, would you like to send this as a card to some foreign students? jeanne

    • Sample Contents: Animations by Pat Grugan

      An Animation of the Surplus Theory of Value This is a delightful animated cartoon, to which I was alerted by the Kapital Gang, a listserv. It is so beautifully done that even little ones should be able to understand it. Then you need to explain to them that we must treat each human, including all those who work for a living, with respect and dignity. Don't forget to add that, or your little ones may grow up thinking capitalism is a monster. The enemy is not capitalism. The enemy is us and the specific ways we have embedded capitalism in our lifeworlds.

      Now I'd like to see someone create a third leader for the animation. A leader who has digested Habermas and Mia Pia Lara and Paulo Freire, and lots of other theorists we consider. How could that leader transform the capitalist world presented here to a more just social world?

      There's also an animation on globalization. I think this one might make sense to children at middle school level. Share with me some of the explanations you would need to go with the animation to clarify the concepts for middle school children. Converesely, think about sharing these animations with adults who haven't yet grown used to a world that is trying to learn to be self-reflexive and question its own unstated assumptions.

      One of the Kapital Gang listserv replied to these cartoons:

      "The animations were good. But I'm not so sure about the text about out of every $100 turnover, manufacturing workers get only $17. The text implies that only production workers are workers. Capitalists won't employ people who don't produce surplus value unless they are really forced to. I find it easy to argue that teachers and designers produce value. I'm not so sure about lawyers."

      Defense of lawyers, anyone?

    Site Teaching Modules Scholarly Resources

    • European Graduate Students Site on Jean Baudrillard Link addded October 16, 2002.

      Ralf Dahrendorf Link added October 16, 2002.

    • Concept Linking: Connecting the Concept, "apperceptive mass" How we used apperceptive mass to help construct our site index. Link updated September 30, 2002.
    • And How to Concept Link to Get an A. Fixed a link and checked link on September 30, 2002.

    • Sample Contents: Virtual Faculty
      "Our delineation of the subject matter of psychology has to take account of discourses, significations, subjectivities, and positionings, for it is in these that psychological phenomena actually exist. For example, an attitude should not be seen as a semipermanent mental entity, causing people to say and do certain things. Rather, it comes into existence in displays expressive of decisions and judgements and in the performance of actions. Each reconceptualization helps to draw attention to the fact that the study of the mind is a way of understanding the phenomena that arise when different sociocultural discourses are integrated within an identifiable human individual situated in relation to those discourses. (Harré and Gillet, 1994: 22)."

      Isntitute of International Studies University of California, Berkeley. Link added October 16, 2002.

    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