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Latest Update: October 19, 2002
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:
Chocolate Bunny Redux
NEW for the Week of October 21, 2002
Check out the Daily Site Additions.
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
- True Religious Pluralism - Aamerica Can Become a Light Unto The World by Charles Notess. Last updated 10-17-02. Charlie Notess just sent me the new link to his material in community teaching. He does with older adults what we're trying to do with the whole community. It's 11 p.m., and I'm too tired to put up lots of supportive material, buit I'll try tomorrow. In any event, if religious pluralism is one of your interests, for goodness' sakes, read these files. Link added Saturday, October 19, 2002.
- Links for more information on the CC Symposium: “September 11 -- One Year Later: Responding to Global Challenges" Link added October 19, 2002.
- September 11: One Year Later. Responding to Global Challenges. Transdcript of program at Colorado State University. Link added October 19, 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.
Lived Experience: Emancipatory Narratives
Oh, NO! Complicity!
- Comments on Restricted Language Codes and SilencingBy Deborah Moore. Deborah's story of silencing and how she overcame it, as a result of which jeanne reinterpreted her whole theory of language codes as spurious. Link added October 14, 2002.
- Hindus and Muslims clash and kill over Falwell statement
Ia Falwell's statement like shouting "fire" in a crowded theatre? What kinds of responsibilities to we have in such cases? Link sent in by Sarah Thurman on October 12, 2002.
- Sample Contents: Transforming Discourse: Frankie and Johnny Personal reaction to review of new play; things we do to restructure our identities. Expressions from our own lived experience. Link added August 4, 2002.
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?
Ralf Dahrendorf Link added October 16, 2002.
"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.
Classes, Workshops, and Lifelong Learning
This is as far as I got this weekend. jeanne
Classes and Lifetime Learning
- Records of Learning As of September 25. Many comments still to go up. jeanne
- Lecture Notes: September 24, 2002 On Illocutionary Force. Link added September 24, 2002.
- Lecture Notes: September 25, 2002 Illocutionary Discourse on Teaching for Peace and Social Justice. Link added September 25, 2002.
- Lecture Notes: September 25, 2002. Research for a Cure? Or Acceptance and Comfort? Christopher Reeves. Link added September 25, 2002.
- Comments on Recent Lectures: September 25, 2002. Link added September 25, 2002. Reference:
- Comments Index by Topic Link added September 25, 2002.
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Not up yet. I was dreaming. Learning Records took all weekend. jeanne
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