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

Volume 10, No. 14, Week of December 3, 2001

jeanne's classes - Susan's classes - Olivier's classes
Volume 10, No. 14, Week of November 26, 2001
Mirror Sites: CSUDH - Habermas - UWP
Site Map - Daily Site Additions - Site Stats - Site Index
Concept Index - Vocabulary Index - Essay Index
Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Can I Cry? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dance
by Patrina Smith



On Thursday, November 29, 2001, Patrina Smith wrote:

Jeanne I just got my scanner fixed, so here are the copies of my drawings.

Can I cry? It's a photo of the way I was feeling. Full, but with fear and tears. This drawing actually helped me to get through because I got a chance to get things out on paper.

Dance: I felt free and ambitious. The drawing also showed I am not afraid to fall because life does go on.

On Friday, November 29, 2001, jeanne responded:

Patrina, What a wonderful way to close the semester! I'm so glad your scanner is fixed. Wish the school had one we could use. I'm also glad we were able to incorporate art into our site this semester, and look forward to Darby's work with music for the site. Nice conceptual linking. love and peace, jeanne



Announcing:

Reports of Learning:
What jeanne knows you've done.

I have to go out for a little while to pick up art supplies so you can finish your hand-made books this week and next. I'm working diligently on your grades. Please be patient.

The semester isn't over. I am not giving you grades for the semester. I am telling you what my concerns are, and what I do and don't know about your learning. If you aren't up here it's because I don't know how you're doing. Your problem! Talk to me!

Please, please read Conceptual Linking before you all drive me crazy. It's all been up on the site for ages. When you refer to the whole process as though it's a single file, you're telling me that you never bothered to look at what is up!!! Please don't do that. That's really not the measure of learning I'm looking for.

TALK TO ME! What do you talk about after you say "hello?" Try telling me what three concepts have helped your understanding the most for each of your classes with me. That's a good approach that will illustrate your understanding of conceptual linking. Remember I'm looking for how you've processed specific information, not, "Yeah, I read Marx."



The November Writing Project
The Pink Lace Bra: Memoirs of a College Professor

I'M DETERMINED! I'm determined. by jeanne

  • The November Novel Installment Index - About the novel. We talked about obsession, as Fellman applies it to adversarialism, on Thursday. I obsessed on finishing the novel. I was trying to keep my word. But the novel was more than my finishing. The novel was process, remember, the process of writing. The novel has become fun. I keep hearing my mother on my shoulder, saying "Jean Rae, you could finish this if you'd just stop enjoying it so much." Yes, Mother, I know. But enjoying it is the whole point, so I'm gonna transform this dominant discourse "to win, to get the prize," into "to enjoy writing." If that's the goal, Hey, I'm a winner! And some of you are beginning to enjoy the writing, too. You can't imagine how happy that makes me.

  • The novel will continue. Albeit not obsessively. I'll try to put up a chapter a day. Well, maybe that's still a little obsessive. How about three or four chapters a week? And some of us have begun plans for a pink lace bra art installation. The pink lace bra is, of course, an icon for the saying "I will not be colonized." We'll share the art project with you next week. You're all welcome to participate. We'll install it in jeanne's office.

  • The November Writing Project Index.

    This project won't end on November 30, either. We've got real lives, and they interfere. But the projects are becoming fun, and we'll finish them, and I'll post them.



Frequently Asked Questions:



Moot Court, March 5-9, 2002:
Presentations at
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
March 5 - 9, 2002
Disneyland in Anaheim
We are in the program for the ACJS Spring Presentations. Those of you who wish to participate (Wesley, this includes you! Michael, this includes you!) you must sign up for participation and go through our Moot Court training. I won't be on campus in the Spring, but I will be doing the training sessions. And I will be with you at the Conference. jeanne

Moot Court Participants List 2002: Tentative.
Please sign up soon, so we can plan.

and

American Sociological Association in Chicago next August.



California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan, Transcend Art and Peace
Latest Update: December 5, 2001

E-Mail Icon Faculty:
jeannecurran@habermas.org
Olivier at tapcourse@yahoo.com
takata@uwp.edu

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 - ZNet
Who To Take - Syllabi - Art and Poem Gallery - Sociology Sites
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:
What's New?

For the Week of December 3, 2001

Weekly Readings and Suggested Measures of Learning: Weekly Readings Ended with Week 13 for Review and Discussion

Healing after September 11
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
Gallery
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

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<i>The NOW Is Cracking</i>, by jeanne Healing
The NOW is cracking.

Relational Art by Kenneth Gergen and Regine Walter. On Kenneth Gergen's psychology site. Samples from the Relational Art Exhibit

  • Natural Mental Health Journal entry by Kara Cain. Teaching essay on a sociological approach to counseling.
  • Teaching EssaysTeaching Essays

    Teaching and Review Essay Index



    Art



    Collaborative Writing Journal

  • Index for Sharing the Site What others are reading and their questions and comments on their reading. Needs updating. jeanne 10/20/01

  • Journal Entries on Our Reading:

    I'M DETERMINED! I'm determined. by jeanne
    • The November Novel Installment Index - About the novel. We talked about obsession, as Fellman applies it to adversarialism, on Thursday. I obsessed on finishing the novel. I was trying to keep my word. But the novel was more than my finishing. The novel was process, remember, the process of writing. The novel has become fun. I keep hearing my mother on my shoulder, saying "Jean Rae, you could finish this if you'd just stop enjoying it so much." Yes, Mother, I know. But enjoying it is the whole point, so I'm gonna transform this dominant discourse "to win, to get the prize," into "to enjoy writing." If that's the goal, Hey, I'm a winner! And some of you are beginning to enjoy the writing, too. You can't imagine how happy that makes me.

    • The novel will continue. Albeit not obsessively. I'll try to put up a chapter a day. Well, maybe that's still a little obsessive. How about three or four chapters a week? And some of us have begun plans for a pink lace bra art installation. The pink lace bra is, of course, an icon for the saying "I will not be colonized." We'll share the art project with you next week. You're all welcome to participate. We'll install it in jeanne's office.

    • The November Writing Project Index.

      This project won't end on November 30, either. We've got real lives, and they interfere. But the projects are becoming fun, and we'll finish them, and I'll post them.



      Conflicts Around the World:

    • Present Danger
      • Up soon.

    • Long-Term Effects
      • Up soon.

    • History
      • Up soon.



      Scholastic Resources:

    • Papers and Conferences

      • Up soon.

    • Original Sources:

      • Up soon.



      Lagniappe!

      You Gotta Read This

      • Up soon.



  • Susan with Blue BoyKids' Site

    • Up soon.



    What people are saying about Dear Habermas

    • On December 2, 2001, Bobby Berglund wrote:
      Hello Jeanne!! How are you?? I just wanted to send a quick hello to you. I hope all is well for you at CSUDH. I finally got a chance to check out the site. It looks great, once again. I'm doing okay here. I'm finishing up my first semester of law school here at Southwestern. The substantive part of the semester is actually over. We've got a study week this week and then finals for the next two weeks. Yes, law school is as hard as everybody said it would be. But I'll make it.

      Talk to ya' later,
      Bobby Berglund



    Who To Take