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New Orleans Loved
A Study of Matisse's La Danse Over the Lost City
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Created: September 14, 2005
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Topic of the Week:
New Orleans Loved
Last week we were devastated by what happened to New Orleans, and most of us were angry at our government's inconceivable failure to respond with anything like adequacy. But having expressed that anger, loudly and with despair, we need to focus a loving orientation on New Orleans as we go on to reconstruct our world and our selves. By midweek I began to envision Matisse's dancers. I had been looking for them last week, but was distracted by Snow White's Magic Numbers.
I imagined the dancers floating over New Orleans, as I had earlier envisioned the victims. This week's painting was my response. Little time to play with it, but some of you might want to take it further.
love and peace, jeanne
NEWS, Announcements, and
Current Discussion Topics:
- Pat will be at school Thursday for last day of registration.Because of all the confusion with registration, Pat will be in my office from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 15. She was supposed to be with me at the hospital, but Arnold will be there, and we're concerned that all of you get registered.
Magic numbers will either be there, or Pat will figure out how to proceed.
love and peace, jeanne
- Lecture for end of Week 3 when jeanne will be absent and for Week 4:Lecture 8: The Language We Flaunt: The Social Significance of Academic Jargon English Professor at UWP Derides Our Transparent Learning Records. Discussion Questions included.
- Lecture for Week 3:Lecture 6 - Lecture 6: Sticks and Stones: Labelling Matters Discussion questions included.
- Discussion questions addedfor Lecture 4: And Who Shall Stand Beside Me?
- New Yahoo Group: Transparent Learning Measurement
Discussion of concepts and issues from lectures on social justice, contextual perception of one's own world and the self that interacts with that world, logical and analytical interpretation of writings on these issues, and leadership and management in the helping professions. In this group students and faculty interact cooperatively to prepare each student's written response, submitted as a learning record for their shared studies.
Sept. 12 (Mon), 7:30 pm
An evening of inspiring conversation with Middle East historian Mark LeVine about the thesis of his new book, Why They Don't Hate Us, Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil, with Jodie Evans, Salam al-Marayati and KPFK "Beneath the Surface" host Suzi Weissman.
Cosponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). At Levantine Cultural Center, 5920 Blackwelder Street, Culver City CA 90232.
This event is free to the public. For ample description of the book and participant bios visit the Axis of People page.
For more info, call 310.559.5544.
- The Use of Slur Words
Sent to us by Brenda Love:"NAACP wins on "nigger" in dictionary.
"A Small Victory...A Giant Step (Thanks NAACP) There has been a change in Webster's Dictionary. Kweisi Mfume, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), recently gave a speech at Virginia Tech.
"Everyone was informed that a landmark decision was made last week with the people at Merriam-Webster Dictionary. They have recognized the error of their ways.
"So, beginning with the next edition, the word nigger will no longer be synonymous with African-Americans. It shall be duly noted that it's a racial slur and not what African-American s themselves are. Along with this, all racial and religious slurs will finally be indicated for Please pass this information on to others. This change should serve notice to people, corporations, etc., that when individuals stick together to right a wrong, a change is gonna come. This wasn't just a victory for African-Americans, but for everyone. Now if we can only get some of our young black men to stop using it so freely...then we will truly win. Pass it along so we make sure that we all know the deal... "
- Booklist for Fall 2005 for all of jeanne's classes.
- Syllabus for Analytical Statistics
- Syllabus for Love 1A
- Learning Records for jeanne's classes, Fall 2005:
I set these up three weeks ago, so they don't reflect current enrollment.I'll alter them as enrollment is completed. jeanne
Rosters for Learning Records
Checked these last at 7:30 Wednesday, September 14, 2005. jeanne
- Learning Records for Statistics, Sociology 220-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Moot Court, Sociology 370-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Sociology of the Helping Professions, Sociology 386-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Special Topics: Love 1A, Sociology 395-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Graduate Special Topics: Love 1A, Sociology 595-02, Fall 2005
- Student Research Day at CSUDH Since we are preparing projects continually for presentation and sharing, you should consider taking part in this. Abstracts are due by September 30, so you should let me know as soon as possible that you'd like to take part.
Wisconsin you're welcome to take part, too, but I don't think the CSUDH people will understand Wisconsin's presence, and we're too far away for you to make the presentations. But you could submit for a local criminal justice presentation and still share in preparation with us. jeanne
- Instructions page for joining transform_dom and transspan
- Link for joining transform_dom: Fixed this link. jeanne
Famous People and Concepts We Should Have Heard Of, But Often Haven't.
- Gramsci, Antonio - Internatiional Gramsci Society. Italian social theorist who wrote from solitary confinement in Italy because of his socialist/communist affiliation. His theories are particularly relevant today in those who oppose "late capitalism," amongst whom Mark Levine, history professor at UC Irvine.
- hegemony - a term made influential by Gamsci. "Hence, having everything we just said in mind, one could take it that, first, you have a class "building" a specific and concrete ideology -- based in its specific and concrete interests -- that will dominate the rest of the society because of the unavoidable influence of capitalist relations. This set of ideas will constitute the hegemony that will be expressed as the nucleus of culture. If these assumptions are correct, we can conclude that the media are the instruments to express the dominant ideology as an integral part of the cultural environment." From theory.org Visited on Sunday, September 11, 2005.
Understanding Hegemony - simple, readable definition
- Fall 2004 Lectures in Chronological Order
- Winter Break 2005 Lectures in Chronological Order
- Spring 2005 Lectures in Chronological Order
Current Letters and Lectures:
- Lecture 8: The Language We Flaunt: The Social Significance of Academic Jargon Discussion questions included.
- Lecture 7. Analyzing Leadership and Management in Hurricane Katrina Some excellent maps on New York Times site. No discussion qustions yet.
- Backup of Breakdowns Marked Path From Hurricane to Anarchy from the New York Times. Sunday, September 11, 2005.
- Lecture 6: Sticks and Stones: Labelling Matters Discussion questions included.
See also Ethnic Groups and Labelling No discussiion questions yet.
- Lecture 5: Structural Violence and the Act of Omission Just started.
- Structural Violence, Visual Presentation of Self, and Interpreting the New Orleans Disaster No discussion questions yet.
- Sticks and Stones: Labelling Matters No discussion questions yet.
- Ethnic Groups and Labelling No discussion questions yet.
- No Bid Contracts as a Form of Structural Violence
- Bush's Hurricane Response a Disaster by Michael Hiltzik, L.A. times, September 5, 2005, Business Section, p.1. "Nearly five years ago, the Bush administration rode into office bearing its cynicism about government high, like a banner." Backup
Here is an issue of governance. How do we manage reasonable governance discourse over this issue of the role of government in major disasters, of which I should have thought terrorism would be one?
- Lecture 4: Friendship in Today's World: And Who Shall Stand Beside Me?
Discussion questions added Saturday, September 10, 2005.
- Lecture 3: Loving Orientation or Bleeding Heart? No discussion questions yet.
- Lecture 2: The Guelph World of Doing Something No discussion questions yet.
- Lecture 1: Pain and the Mind First Week's lecture for all classes.
- jeanne's recollection from lectures on Wednesday, September 8, 2005
- jeanne's recollection from lectures on Wednesday, September 7, 2005
- jeanne's recollection from lectures on Tuesday, September 6, 2005
- My World on August 21: Illocutionary Obligations Topic of the Week for this issue.
- My World on August 14: The New American Century
- My World on August 10, 2005: So Easy to Remain Unaware
- Forgiveness and the Other as Stranger Lecture.and references.
- Frozen Words and Discourse Lecture and references.
- 'Not a Cornfield' Idea Is Food for Thought Los Angeles Times article on public art in the city. Backup. The title of the art installation, "Not a Cornfield," is a take-off on Magritte's This Is Not a Pipe.
- Roberta on the Arts A delightful site for relaxation and for just plain enjoyment of art. By Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower, The Museum of Modern Art, Queens.
- Matisse: La Danse
from the MOMA Collection
- A Range of Sources on Global Info
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 - truthout - Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times - Chicago Tribune - La Opinion - The Washington Post
Cursor's Al Jazeera Archive - Ha'aretz - Palestine Monitor - Palestine Report
- How to Navigate the Web Site
- Mentoring Help for New Students with Frequently Asked Questions
- Mentoring Help for Returning Students with More Frequently Asked Questions
- Shared Reading Suggestions
- Learning Styles
- Home Page for transform-dom You can read all the messages on Transforming Dominant Discourse from this page. Just click on messages in the left hand frame. You can read the messages, even if you're having difficulty signing up.
Syllabus for Independent Study: Religion as a Present Social Issue January 30, 2005.
- Most recent list of Learning Records from Fall 2004
- Instructions page for joining transform_dom and transspan
- Link for joining transform_dom:
Preparing for Graduate Study:
- Test Prep Preview Joshua L. Stewart, recommended this site because it has free practice tests. If you're thinking of taking the GRE, the LAST, or any other graduate entry test, this might be a good place to gather some early information. Joshua suggested it for Praxis Practice, but a quick first look suggests they don't mean by praxis what we do. Check it out, anyway, if you have some spare time. jeanne
- Resource Literacy
- Urban Legends Reference Pages. They post rumors and scams and phony e-mails circulating, to offer you a quick check. It worked for me. I entered "Fat Boy" as a google seacrch, and when I saw the Snopes.com link, I knew it would help, and it did. To not check your sources is as grievous as to plagiarize someone else's information and writing. the-artists.org Good quick reference site with many of the artists, art schools, and visual approaches to present social issue that we discuss. Added April 8, 2005.
- 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.
Using Academic Language Effectively
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Sneaky Strokes and Flying Good Dogs
Flying Dog is also a painting by Zhang Kai. Best I've ever come across to illustrate our site with magic numbers and unicorns and whipped cream cats and now, flying dogs: