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Dear Habermas
A Journal of Postmodern and Critical Thought
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Volume 12, No. 6, Week of March 4, 2002

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Storks Eating Corn Crickets by Gamnqoa Kukama - Study by jeanne. Storks Eating Corn Crickets

By Gamnqoa Kukama, of the Kuru Development Trust of Ghanzi, Botswana.

From the cover of Shadow Bird, poignant stories by Willemien Le Roux,
of the village in which she lived for seventeen years, D'Kar, in Botswana.

Click here or on the stork for Coloring sheet.


Congratulations to Us!!!

Sometime today, Friday, March 1, 2002, we'll hit the 100,000 mark. That means that our site has been visited 100,000 times in the last couple of years. And that doesn't count all the hits on those times when the counter stuck and when I screwed up, like now, when I can't access our weekly statistics. Now that I've retired, there will of course be time to straighten out all those little glitches. jeanne

100,024 by 10: 30 p.m., March 1, 2002!

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Table of Contents

  • Reference Links:

    Site Index - Topics Index - Concept Index - Vocabulary Index
    Archives - Site Map - Site Stats - Syllabi - Recommending Teachers - Links
    Left/Right Perspectives - PSN - ZNet - TR Young's Site - Virtual Faculty
    Art and Poem Gallery - Transcend Art and Peace - The Justice Studies Association

  • Weekly Features:

    Healing after September 11
    Teaching Essays
    Letters to My Students
    In Other Languages
    Art and the Imaginary
    Conflicts Around the World
    Scholastic Resources
    Lagniappe! You Gotta Read This!
    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
    Resource Pages
    Calls for Proposals: Conference and Article Plans
    Presentations and Publications
    Kids' Site
    What people are saying about Dear Habermas
    Who To Take
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:

  • Study and Writing Workshops:



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

    • Healing Thoughts:

        "The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral.
        … Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

      • California Educator Volume 6, Issue 5, February 2002. Poster available for $10 at California Educator Web Site. Link added March 4, 2002.

    Teaching EssaysTeaching Essays

    New Topics Index

    Discussing Theory:

    • Dress, Drama and Self in Mass Society TR Young. On the Red Feather Website. On the expression of alienation in a mass society through tee shirts. Good conceptual linking to most of the theories we discuss. Link added March 4, 2002.

    • Reality Cracking by Michael (Mickey) Hansson, of Sweden. Check out the fifth paragraph about an inch down the file. Do be sure you recognize Foucault and Bourdieu. backup Link added February 28, 2002.

    • Marxist and/or Critical Sociology A PSN post on critical sociology and what it is to one teacher. Link added March 1, 2002.

      Theory Discussions You Should Know About:
      Hijinks in the Academy

    • Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity The Sokal Hoax. By Alan D. Sokal. This article was published in Social Text #46/47, pp. 217-252 (spring/summer 1996). backup Link added February 28, 2002.
    • A Physicist Experiments with Cultural Studies Alan Sokal explains his position: "The displacement of the idea that facts and evidence matter by the idea that everything boils down to subjective interests and perspectives is -- second only to American political campaigns -- the most prominent and pernicious manifestation of anti-intellectualism in our time." backup Link added February 28, 2002.
    • Stanley Fish at Lagado University Brad DeLong's Website Search on the Sokal Affair. Is this real? Or is this another hoax? Does Brad DeLong care? backup Link added February 28, 2002.

    Concepts You Should Know:

    Theorists You Should Know:

    • Paulo Freire

      • Paulo Freire and Pedagogy For Social Justice by Rich Gibson, Program Coordinator of the Social Studies Education, College of Education, Wayne State University. Published in Theory and Research in Social Education, Spring 1999. Posted in response to questions on Freire on PSN. Link added March 1, 2002.
    • Seyla Benhabib

      • Seyla Benhabib and Our Version of good Faith jeanne's interpretation of Benhabib's approach to universalism and relativism. Provides an academic resource for jeanne's insistence that public discourse must be focussed on understanding, not on judging right or wrong. Link added March 4, 2002.

    Letters to My StudentsLetters to My Students

    Index of Letters to My Students


    Index of Artists Featured on This Site

    Conflicts Around the World:

  • Present Danger

  • Long-Term Effects

  • History


    You Gotta Read This

    jobs, jobs, jobs Jobs and Job-Training:

    • Philosophers Find the Degree Pays Off in Life And in Work By Carol Marie Cooper. December 26, 1997 From the Brandeis Philosophy Department's Web Site. Link added March 4, 2002. backup

      I know, I know, you're not philosophy majors. But you are studying how the world works, how people manage to interact in peace, and how we preceive and preserve social justice.

      "Jorge Secada, director of undergraduate studies in philosophy at Virginia, said his students almost always found jobs -- though not in philosophy."We are doing better in finding employment for graduates than most majors in the arts and sciences area," he said. "Apparently people in the real world think philosophy majors are well trained. They are trained to think, to analyze. They express themselves well. They write." (Scroll down about two inches to find this quote.)

      Read "sociology" for "philosophy." Make sure you develop your analytic and critical thinking skills, and make sure you learn to express yourself well. Talk when we are together face-to-face in class or in my office. And WRITE TO ME. It'll get you a good job one day. Who knows where or at what? And maybe you'll like the philosophy majors you meet there. jeanne

    Susan with Blue BoyKids' Site

    • Cool Stuff Link recommended by Mac. Link added March 4, 2002.

    What people are saying about Dear Habermas

    • "Keep up the good work. Stanford L. Davis" Mr. Davis sent us the extensive and wonderful links on the Buffalo Soldier. jeanne

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