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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 10, 2001

jeanne's classes - Susan's classes - Olivier's classes
Volume 10, No. 15, Week of December 3, 2001
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The Dear Habermas Award

It is with great pleasure that I announce the creation of the
Dear Habermas Award. More Information soon . . . jeanne



Announcing:

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

Grades are up on my version. Sorry, I was swamped with last minute submissions, which means I have to redo the reports of learning. Many of you waited till after your exams to send me your submissions. So I'm going over the submissions now. I'll upload the reports of learning to the Internet for you as soon as I can finish them.

So Wednesday afternoon I finally dared to count students, once I had all of you up on my version of the reports of learning: there were 278 of you! And that included 181people, some of whom took more than one course!

Please, please read Conceptual Linking and Conceptual Linking 1 and Conceptual Linking 2 and Conceptual Linking 3 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

  • A New Pink Lace Bra Story A Pink Lace Bra Story by Gail Nakamura.

  • 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 12, 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 10, 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



    signifiers across cultures: other languages In Other Languages



    Art

    • Art and the Imaginary:

      • Sent to us by Elba Olmedo. Journal entry by Elba Olmedo.

      • An appeal for intervention The Jerusalem Post December 9, 2001. Posted on the Peace Education Commission list by Ian Harris on December 10, 2001. Piece on the current escalation of crisis in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Reference to the children's art response.

    • Art and Healing:
      • Up soon.

    • Art You Should Know
      • Up soon.



    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

    • Long-Term Effects
      • Human Rights Alert in Guatemala Amnesty International.
        "For the past two years Amnesty International has documented an escalating campaign of harassment, death threats, assaults, and killings directed against human rights activists. . . . No one involved in any aspect of human rights work is safe, including judges, lawyers, or members of the media.Further, the attacks against them have become increasingly bold and frequent in recent months." Amnesty International. http://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/guatemala/actions/fall2001.html Accessed December 10, 2001.

        This is an Amnesty International call for activists around the world to support the human rights workers. If you have family in Guatemala, please think carefully before you use e-mail that might be traced to you or to your family. jeanne

    • 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 10, 2001, Matthew Montoya wrote:
    • " . . . your courses have helped me in ways that I never thought possible from a college course. They have helped me to grow in so many ways. So in case I never get the chance to tell you, Thank you for helping me to grow as a person."



    Who To Take