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In Premier Issue of Bello: Power, Culture, and Success
"I have sought mentors . . . who could guide me out of my own anger and into a life of self-fulfillment.
"bello is the gift they have given me. they have helped me see the iridescent beauty that exists within Chican, Mexciano, and latino cultures. We encompass every aspect of the light. In thought, spirituality and political ideology.
"We are not one culture, but many cultures. We are Indigina, we are Mestizo, we are Africano. We are all cultures and every other possibility in between . . . "
Fernando Diaz, Editor-in-chief, bello
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Created: September 22, 2004
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Topic of the Week:
We Are many Cultures, Many Identitites.
Arnold says this issue of bello came in our Sunday paper. I hope many of you got it. Beautiful glossy that is saying much of what we say in Tranforming Dominant Discourse. When the language begins to be spoken from many quarters, by many groups, then perhaps it will become a languge through which we can unit and transform this socially constructed community in which we struggle to find ourselves.
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Current Discussion Topics:
URGENT - Magic Numbers Taken Care Of -
Pat and I did our best to take care of the Magic Numbers before we left.
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Topic of the Week
- Consider Taxi1010, bello, and many other essays into the dominant world of culture. All too often we dismiss such enterprises, for they don't have the certification stamp of the dominant cultural authority. They're not published by the "right" publisher, they're not teachers in the "right" academy, they're not artists shown in the museums of our dominant culture. This week I'd like you to think about the extent to which the dominant culture operates in the pattern of hierarchy I have just described.
And I'd like you to think of whether there are other ways to organize our lives. Could we protect and guide our children, and still respect their answerability? Could we shutter in fear at Bush's economic, social, political, and maybe even religious policies, and still have a good time with him on his mountain bike or at a fraternity party? Could we get it through our heads that the world isn't black and white, only our perceptions are? Could we reread Richard Hart's statements on Taxi1010 when he reminds us that we're really no better than the ones we're planning verbal comebacks for?
Could we try living without killing each other?
Could we try respecting everyone without that damned hierarchical concern? 21 September 2004, to habermas.org
jeanne's Lecture Notes:
- When I get back from New Orleans. jeanne
- Lecture Notes Uploaded on September 18, 2004 legal cause of action and appropriate remedy and how to present your validity claim for magic numbers. jeanne
- Lecture Notes Uploaded on September 15, 2004 jeanne
- Lecture Notes Uploaded on September 9, 2004 jeanne
Planned Discussions for Week of September 19, 2004:
- "My Mind Exploded": Intellectual Development as a Critical Framework for Understanding and Assessing Collaborative Learning by William S. Moore. See Shared Learning on this piece: Shared Reading: Cutting edge theory in learning and higher education.
- How to Navigate the Site in immediate response to Carly James.
This is the file you should use to help you plan your "Avon" party:
- How to Plan an Exhibit for the Fall Exhibit Celia Piz, CSUDH, proposes an exhibit on our lack of sensitivity to "big" people. Detailed step by step instructions included. The example is on bringing the dominant discourse to a more sensitive awareness of size and obesity.
- Backup of a NY Times article on Genes From Engineered Grass Spread for Miles. You may want to start a thread on natural vs. man-modified. Added Tuesday, September 21, 2004.
- Shared Reading: A New Reading of the Texts that Define The Consequences of Conviction for a Felony These readings are important in that they make the connecting link back to the consequences of slavery. Maybe most bad laws really start when someone oppresses someone else. We need to look into that. jeanne
- Lecture: What Is It, Respect?
- Discussion Thread on Respect Ben Plaisted requests that the thread come up for class discussions on Tuesday, September 21.
- Discussion Thread on Respect Armando Garcia, joining the Discussion on Respect. Monday, September 20, 2004.
- Discussion Thread on Respect jeanne requests that you read the section on insults for Tuesday, September 21.
- More on the Presidential Elections:
- Kerry: This Is No Time to Channel Al Gore Column by Steve Lopez in LA Times that summarizes case against Bush. Backup. Lopez identifies what he considers to be the issues at stake in this election.
- Good Sources:
- Public Interest Program Student Public Interest Groups American Bar Association. Link added Thursday, September 30, 2004.
- The Library of Social Science Richard Koenigsberg's papers on war, genocide and the Holocaust now are available as on-line publications. Link added September 22, 2004.
- The Rockridge Institute A progressive think tank. You'll find many helpful pieces on many issues with a left perspective. This might help if you're interested in a topic we haven't got to yet. jeanne
Open Access Discussion Threads: Current, Fall 2004
- Thread on Respect and Disrespect Thread started by Tahia, a 9th grader who wrote to us, and then added to by Malika Person and Renee Decter this weekend. jeanne's last comment leads into respect as religious belief. Added September 19, 2004.
- Thread on Comparing Candidates on the Issues Started by Carly James last week. Added here Friday, September 17, 2004.
- Kerry: This Is No Time to Channel Al Gore Column by Steve Lopez in LA Times that summarizes case against Bush. Backup.
- Thread on Global Angst and Weltschmerz New thread on the anxiety represented by the taking of Prosac and other such drugs, even amongst children, and now even the Chinese. Welschmerz means "world pain," an old German word very popular in 19th Century Goethe. Backup of LA Times starts the thread, as submitted by Sawsan Mansour. Friday, September 17, 2004.
- Thread on Obesity New thread opened on Wedenesday, September 15, 2004, by Alicia Mondragon.
- Comment on Obesity: Big Isn't Necessarily Obese Wednesday, September 15, 2004, by William Rosser.
- Comment on Obesity: Awareness of Our Differences and Respect for Ourselves as Humans Wednesday, September 15, 2004, by Darcy Alsop.
- Thread on West Nile Virus Thread opened on Sunday, September 12, 2004, by Elio Lopez, CSUDH.
- Thread on Outsourcing Thread opened Saturday, September 4, 2004, by Nancy Pena, CSUDH.
- Thread on Economists May be Wrong About Good Balancing Bad in Outsourcing. Thread opened by NY Times article Thursday morning, August 10, 2004.
- Thread on Biopower: Paradigm Shift to Biopolitical Power?
Thread opened on Wednesday, August 4, 2004.
- Thread on Obesity
Thread opened on Thursday, August 10, 2004.
- Shared Reading on Imposing Order as Social Status Control Notice how obesity fits into this, as well as biopower.
Open Access Blogs on Less Formal Discussions:
- Gee, we hurt each other more than we help. Why? Added September 19, 2004.
- KIDS only! And The importance of "good dogs" in countering transaction hurts we aren't even aware of. Added September 18, 2004.
- Jeanne's insane adventures with magic numbers and dancing unicorns and bullies Added September 12, 2004.
- So what's a blog? Added August 24, 2004.
Syllabi for Fall 2004
Nota Bene: Several unanticipated factors have caused some changes to our CSUDH syllabi. A couple of real important books aren't available. So we've agreed to use the shared reading materials to make up for that loss. We've also agreed that, given that requisite change in focus, we would like to increase the field component of all classes this semester to reach out in the interest of community transformation. But that means extra field time that I don't want you taking from your substantive study of issues. So we have restructured the workshop and performance elements of moot court to cover many more performances than originally planned. These performances will be scheduled, TBA, when they fit your schedules, and we can then integrate the moot court course with the substantive courses, so that you will receive credit for the field work you are doing. That means add Moot Court so you can receive credit through that activity planned course, and notice that you have to add Soc 370 and Soc 370A. Pat will get any magic numbers needed. jeanne
- Syllabus for Agencies, Sociology 328-01, (CSUDH)
- Syllabus for Sociology of Law, Sociology 367-01, (CSUDH)
- Syllabus for Moot Court, Sociology 370-01, (CSUDH)
- Syllabus for Women and Poverty, Sociology 395-01, (CSUDH)
- Syllabus for Women and Poverty, Sociology 595-01, Graduate Seminar, (CSUDH)
- Syllabus for Corrections, CRMJ/SOCA 363 (UWP)
- Syllabus for Race, Crime and Law, CRMJ/SOCA 365 (UWP)
Conference in New Orleans in September:
- Naked Space: A Safe Forum for Merging the Academy and the Community Presentation Submitted to 2004 Annual Conference on Race, Gender, Class, hosted by Southern University at New Orleans, on September 23-25, 2004. New Orleans. Conference Website. Program is at end of file. We're about half an inch from the bottom under Politics, which seems appropriate. Once again, they've given us a whole session to ourselves. Not so great for networking, but we'll wave a lot. jeanne
Freeing the Feminine Other:
Hypertext Gallery Exhibit from Fall 2004
Hypertext Project Map
Link on Section Titles for Hypertext Poem and Different Sections of Table of Contents.
- Debriefing Readings for the Hypertext Project: "Freeing the Feminine Other" Many new readings added. The discourse goes on. This material is later presented at conferences and in articles.
- A Range of Sources on Global Events
Left/Right Perspectives - Cursor - New York Times - The National Review
Arts and Letters Daily - The Economist - The Sierra Club - The Guardian
Wall Street Journal - The Weekly Standard - The Nation - BBC NEWS | Americas
Los Angeles Times - Chicago Tribune - The Washington Post
Cursor's Al Jazeera Archive - Ha'aretz - Palestine Monitor - Palestine Report
- Plagiarism Watch www.streetgangs.com site. The intelligent and effective use of resources means that you have to be careful not to plagiarize other people's material. We have several files on plagiarism, but I think the one that might make the most sense to you is this complaint on streetgangs.com. They give you samples of sites that have taken their material without citation, even at colleges, and they also give you examples of sites that have used their material with proper attribution. I find the irony poetic, and hope that their message will get through to you the importance of attribution. Dr. O'Connor on his Mega Criminal Justice site led me to streetgangs.com and noted that others frequently hack into the site. For that reason I have created a backup copy for your use in case you cannot access the actual site. Please be sure to attribute any citation to streetgangs.com. jeanne Backup.
Shared Reading Suggestions, many with templates already filled in.
Using Academic Language Effectively
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:
- Letters of Recommendation:
- Letters of Recommendation: How to get me to respond to your request. Many of you need letters. If you will follow this format, I can do them quickly and make them good.
- Dog Letters If you do not give me adequate information, but do manage to get my attention, you may end up with a dog letter. That is a letter that says that you work well with people, that you are enthusiastic, that you persist at getting things done, and that everyone likes you. Of course, my dog gets along well with people, brings his ball to them, is enthusiastic, and persists at getting them to take his ball. Everyone likes my dog. That's a dog letter. It's so general it could be about my dog. jeanne
- Reports and Studies on Employment and the Job Market
- Overtime Security Rules Remain In Effect U.S. Department of Labor. September 12, 2004. Be aware!
- Desperately Seeking Dick Cheney by Rick Lyman. New York Times. Week in Review. September 19, 2004. Even the elite get excluded and disrespected some of the time. Backup.
- Hampton Hampster Dance 2 Link not working Monday afternoon. But it was working on Saturday, September 18, so I'll leave it up for a while. Do try moving the little guys around. They're cute. jeanne
Site has grown a little confusing, but the music is cheerful and the hamsters are cute and you can still move them around. I didn't have time to figure it all out. You play with it. jeanne
Sneaky Strokes and Flying Good Dogs
Flying Dog is also a painting by Zhang Kai. Best I've every come across to illustrate our site with magic numbers and unicorns and whipped cream cats and now, flying dogs:
Flying Good Dogs: Whenever something happens in class that works out well, that inspires you, that helps in studying, whatever, take a few minutes to send us an e-mail. We'll post it where all of us can learn from it, including other teachers.Include:
- A sentence or two about what you want to share with us.
- The name of the teacher whose class you were in.
- The name of the class.
- The name of the school. We're not picky. We'll honor teachers in any school, any level. This might be a good idea to help young children learn to say "thank you" and encourage meaningful practice in all our schools. We could even start with pre-school. This is a skill needed in answerability. To discover that what you think matters is to end silencing. Even home schooling. You can send photos or drawings, too.
- See the first entries at Sneaky Strokes and Good Dogs
You can also send an email to the Who to Take Site:
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