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

Volume 10, No. 5, Week of September 24, 2001

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Volume 10, No. 4, Week of September 17, 2001
Mirror Sites: CSUDH - Habermas - UWP
Site Map - Daily Site Additions - Site Stats - Site Index
Concept Index - Vocabulary Index - Essay Index
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Li'l Red Hen, Unclear on the Concept
Li'l Red Hen, September 11, 2001. Unclear on the Concept.

The Little Red Chick Who Was Different
by Abel Beltran, CSUDH

Little Red Hen Holds Up Hope of the World
by Laura Wright, CSUDH

Larger version of painting of Li'l Red Hen

Now, what concept do you think The Li'l Red Hen's unclear on?
Send us your idea for the caption, and/or for a very short story to illustrate the
little red hen trying to hold the sky up all by herself.



The Eagle with a Tear in His Eye
Current issue for September 17, 2001.
Don't forget there are archives of past issues. jeanne

A UWP student, Joe, sent this picture of the eagle
in which he has added a layer with the American flag to lighten the overall picture.
But it's not working right. Joe, maybe you can figure out what happened here.
Maybe if the twin towers and the eagle layers were over the flag,
so that the flag was only in the background? jeanne

Joan Didion "Some real things have happened lately."
Opening line to Joan Didion's 1997 novel, The Last Thing He Wanted.
Article by Allan M. Jalon in the Los Angeles Times California Living Section, p. E1,
on Wednesday, September 26, 2001. backup

Contracts for Maintenance of Dear Habermas
First draft, but this will give you an idea. More on this soon.
Michael, I'll try to download the html program this afternoon. jeanne

Petition to Bush to Restrain Violent Response
Since we are a site devoted to peacemaking and social justice, many of you
are hurting in fear of an intemperate response on the part of our government.
Olivier Urbain of TAP alerted us to this petitition. Bringing to awareness
all the perspectives out there, not just the passionate nation-state consensus,
is an important factor in shaping the dominant discourse.

Thinking Out Loud On a More Abstract Level by Vance Peavy.
On how to cope with the many feelings we are now having.

Explaining the World Trade Center Attack with Dr. Seuss
Maybe this will help you explain what happened to the young ones.

Index of Materials on September 11, 2001
I'm moving all the pieces that were on the previous weeks to this index.
But it's taking a while. Patience, please. jeanne

American Society of Criminology Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia:
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 through Saturday, November 10, 2001
Scroll down about an inch for links to Annual Meeting Information.

Marlene may not be able to go. Tyron is going to go, as is Michael Briggs,
and Wesley, and Pat and jeanne if we can manage to get the World-Wide Forum
operative in time. We will be presenting material on Dear Habermas and the World-Wide Forum.
We'll schedule practice time the week of September 24, 2001.

I'll have the contracts up for positions available on the site hopefully tomorrow.
Please let me know immediately if you would like to take part in the presentation.
We have limited time for adapting our presentations, and making appropriate arrangements.
I'll put up a form for participation tomorrow (I hope.) jeanne

jeanne will not be in class on Thursday, September 27, 2001.

Yom Tov - Happy Holidays
Ti kat vu - May you be inscribed in the New Year.

Thursday, September 27, 2001 is Yom Kippur, the Highest Holy Day of the Jewish Year.
We will have non-classroom assignments for that day, as jeanne will not be present at CSUDH.

Weekly Readings and Suggested Measures of Learning

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest Update: September 27, 2001


Table of Contents

Archives - How to Navigate the Site - Announcements
Teaching and Review Essay Index, by Topic - Lecture Notes - Oft-Used Weblinks
Left/Right Perspectives - PSN - Virtual Faculty - Transcend Art and Peace
The Justice Studies Association - TR Young's Site
Who To Take - Syllabi - Art and Poem Gallery - Sociology Sites

CSUDH: Where's jeanne - Who's jeanne? - Where's everyone?
UWP: Susan's classes - Who's Susan?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:

What's New?
For the Week of September 24, 2001

Weekly Readings and Suggested Measures of Learning:
New material up soon.

Teaching Essays
In Other Languages
Art and the Imaginary
Collaborative Writing Journal
Conflicts Around the World
Scholastic Resources
Lagniappe! You Gotta Read This!
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Resource Pages:
. . . Criminology and Aging and Peacemaking and Theory
. . . and Women and Social Justice and Social Justice Issues and Writings
. . . and The Writer's Bookshelf and Poverty and Sociology of Law
. . . and September 11, 2001 and Distance Learning
Syllabi Instructions on How to Access Syllabi
Calls for Proposals: Conference and Article Plans
Kids' Site
What people are saying about Dear Habermas
Who To Take



Teaching EssaysTeaching Essays

Teaching and Review Essay Index

    New This Week:

  • Roots of Terrorism Must Be Fully Investigated by by M.V. Naidu, Chairman. Dept. of Political Science. Brandon University. An analysis of the attack on the U.S.

  • Iraq? Posted by Lauren Langman. PSN. September 24, 2001. From Foreign Report. Intelligence piece suggesting that Iraq was behind the World Trade Center bombings.

  • Bin Laden Buys Child Slaves for His Drug Farms in Africa On iAbolish Website. backup We'll want to speak of King Leopold's Ghost and the Congo with respect to this article.

    Please read carefully. This article was published in March of 1999. iAbolish is a site dedicated to ending world slavery. It is important that we know that such practices exist. It is also important that we remember that we have institutions and laws to remind us of procedures that offer some assurance that we will not blame the innocent unjustly.

  • Slavery Today, Across the World On iAbolish Website. Considerable information available on line. Click on any of the countries for articles on conditions there. This piece offers us a good balance to remind us that we are not totally innocent of such practices ourselves. People who look just like you and me engage in such criminal behavior also.

  • Whooping It Up In Beirut, even Christians celebrated the atrocity. By Elisabetta Burba. Saturday, September 22, 2001 12:01 a.m. EDT backup Link to this article in Wall Street Journal posted on the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society List.

  • Alfie Kohn's Comments on September 11 "One detail of the tragedy carries a striking pedagogical relevance. It appears that the only people in the World Trade Centerís south tower who survived were those who didn't follow directions, because official announcementsrepeatedly instructed everyone in the building to stay put. Here we have a new reason to raise an old question: Are we teaching kids to think for themselves -- or simply to do what they're told?"

  • Institute for the Secularisation of Islamic Society and Statement by Ibn Warraq on the World Trade Center Atrocity. "Ibn Warrq is the autor of Why I Am Not a Muslim". We'll want to look at the Sacred and the Profane and the role of religion in society as we discuss the present crisis which is being called a Jihad, or religious war.

  • Conservative Protestant Politics Book review by Michele Dillon. Issue: Fall, 2000. Conservative Protestant Politics, by STEVE BRUCE. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998, 236+ix pp., $55.00.

  • Thinking Out Loud On a More Abstract Level by Vance Peavy. On Thursday, when I uploaded Emily Klug's plaint: "Why did they do this to us?" I sent a plea to Vance Peavy to answer her. For some reason his response did not register on my e-mail yesterday, but there it was this morning. We'll discuss this on Tuesday. jeanne

  • Re: The Wretched of the Earth by Shane Hopkinson. 21 September 2001. We'll be referring shortly to Frantz Fanon and his significance in these events.

  • I received a copy of an essay on the opposing views of religion and what that means to us. It came from PSN, but I don't see it on the index. Sorry, It came from the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society List. Apologies to PSN, and to all of you who would like me to "vet" everything that's going up. Remember, Dear Habermas is committed to postmodernism and critical theory, meaning, in our case, that we are not censoring perspectives. I am trying to put up teaching essays for each of the pieces, but that will take weeks, bare minimum. Others are welcome to respond with different perspectives.

    The piece on religion to which I referred was by Richard Dawkins, as I recall. I'll check it out as soon as I can and put up a teaching essay on sociology of religion shortly. Meanwhile, check The Drama of the Holy: "Affirmative Postmodern Religious Sensibility TR Young's Book on postmodern religion online. We'll discuss it shortly as part of our foray into the Sociology of Religion for Social Theory and Transforming Discourse. For accompanying srtwork you should know about check out Cimabue on the Cimabue and Giotto: From Medieval to Renaissance Art. And The Crucifix of Santa Croce.

  • Pat, Cuban Sociology, as promised. jeanne

  • "Is this real?" Journal entry by Keith Greene. Keith's journal entry provides an excellent review of much that we discussed this week.

Art and the Imaginary

  • ART You should Know:

    Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, 1886, Edward P. Moran (1829-1901) 34.100.260 MCNY

    Edward T. Moran's Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World
    Type in Statue of Liberty in the search box of menu along top of screen, then link to Painting the Town, #4 on my search list. jeanne

    Don't miss Robert Hallowell, Lower New York, 1929 Fig. 21 Robert Hallowell, Lower New York, 1929
    Watercolor, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Corliss Lamont, 50.21
    ©Museum of the City of New York
    View of lower Manhattan and Statue of Liberty.
    You'll have to scroll down to about an inch from the bottom of the file.

    The Painter and the City: The Evolution of the New York Subject
    This link will take you to the beginning of The Painter and the City at the website of the Museum of the city of New York.

    Collaborative Writing Journal

    Current work in progress on teaching and review essays
    by jeanne, Susan, Pat, et alia.


    You Gotta Read This

      Chapel Hill Seeks Best Role for Students' Laptops "Requirement yields savings, but educational gains are evolving and hard to measure." By Florence Olsen. Chronicle of Higher Education.

      Making Books Yahoo Groups list. Link to Messages in the left-most frame for the archived messages. Gives many ideas for making books with young children. They would make wonderful gifts for birthday parties, even activities for birthday parties.

    Scholastic Resources:

    Scholastic Resources Site under revision, but useable.
    Sociology Sites New Scholastic Resources file going up for behavioral sciences.
    American Society of Criminology Tutoring for student members of ASC.

    Scholarly References

    jobs, jobs, jobs Jobs and Job-Training:

    • Interview Skills Good tips.

    • " is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions."

    Susan with Blue BoyKids' Site

    Kids' Site Homepage Updated
    Kids' Site Index

    What people are saying about Dear Habermas

      On Monday, September 24, 2001, Michael Briggs wrote:

      "Hi Jeanne! This is Michael Briggs. I'm writing to inform you that I'm still waiting word on what we talked about (website). Please let me know when you hear something on the software. I'm ready to get started."
      I'll download the software tomorrow, Michael, I promise. What seemed like Susan's whole class at UWP just sent me reactions to Alfie Kohn's September 11 article! I'm swamped. jeanne

      Who To Take