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Volume 12, No. 8, Week of March 18, 2002

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The Waterfall at the Disney Resorts Hotel in Anaheim.
Time to Smell the Roses
Our presentation successfully over, we sat outside sipping tea and being pleased with ourselves. Then Martins and his friend, Morris, came to take us over to the waterfall we'd been listening to contentedly. There were Koi and waterfalls that reminded some of us of Niagra Falls and gentle falls sliding down to form pools among the greenery. None of us had remembered to bring a camera, so I offer Martins this memory of the Koi swimming in the midst of all this. jeanne


First Moot Court Performance
for Spring 2002

We had a wonderful time at our Friday session on the Internet as a means of expanding teaching in the criminal justice area. Ken Mentor who maintains the Critical Criminology Site and Dale, who is just completeing his doctorate, offered their perceptions of what the Internet offers to and requires of those who would make the Internet an integral part of their teaching. We offered Dear Habermas as an extra-institutional component that offers alternative paths to the banking education approach of most text books. And finally, we were given a glimpse of some recent software that would permit students to alter input variables with immediate access to the effect those variables would have on multivariate analysis, and this at a level within easy grasp of undergraduates.

jeanne has included her notes in ACJS notes from conference in March 2002.

The Wearing of the Green:
Sunday, March 17

Shamrock Shattered

Shamrock Shattered

The Wearing of the Green Posted by TR Young on PSN.

"The economic and political history of the Irish has been lost to generations of students in America. St. Paddy's Day has been reduced to green beer and river dances...not that either is a dead loss.

"The wearing of the Green on St. Paddy's Day began as a symbol of resistance to the occupying armies of Brits who forbade the growing of the shamrock.

. . . It is a calamitous irony of history that much of the exploitation and appropriate of land that triggered five centuries of Irish rebellion are repeated in the Palestine today."

St. Patrick's Batallion by Michael Zezima. ZNet Commentary. Conceptual link to US/Mexican Wars. Link added March 18, 2002.

Colors and Feelings Using jeanne's St.Patrick's Day Painting. Link added March 18, 2002.

Poetry Dialogue with Dante McGalen

Jose Clemente Orozco Exhibit in San Diego
"Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-34,"
San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, (619) 232-7931, through May 19.
Closed Mondays. Adults: $8; seniors and young adults: $6; children: $6; children 5 and under, free."

California State University, Dominguez Hills
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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 Thoughts
    Theory 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
    Gallery Under construction.
    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:

      • Up soon.

    Theory EssaysTheory Essays

    Topics Index

    Discussing Theory:

    Concepts You Should Know:

    • affirmative action

    • art as expression of urban environment

    • community
      • By Stacia Brown. Review at Emory University of Carolyn Shaffer's and Kristin Anundsen's Creating Community Anywhere. ethics news & views. Vol. 10, No. 1, FALL 2001. Backup. Link added March 19, 2002.
        "some historical - and present-day - communities remain conspicuously absent from the discussion. While the authors quote extensively from popular motivational writer Starhawk (a Bay area resident, coincidentally), for example, never once do they make reference to Dorothy Day, well-known founder of the Catholic Worker movement. Moreover, they spend little if any time discussing student-generated communities – whether educational- or activist-oriented. Was your high school marching band a “community”? How about your Amnesty group in college? Schaffer and Anundsen’s book can’t help you here."
        About a third of the way down the file.

  • depoliticization
    • Singapore: A Model for Hong Kong By Kelvin Tan. Almost halfway down the file: Conditions for depoliticalization. Link added March 19, 2002.
    • The End of Politics By Carl Boggs. Emory University review by Chance Hunter from ethics news & views. Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall 2001. Backup. Link added March 19, 2002.
      "Among society’s ills, depoliticization receives the bulk of the book’s attention. This new antipolitics involves a wide ranging set of cultural trends, including heightened interest in hyper-individualistic spirituality, the limitation of organized community action to the realm of property value concerns, faith that technology will solve most any problem, and academia’s fascination with postmodern thought. Even the recent anti-WTO protests seem to have a sporadic, undisciplined nature that separates them from the successful political movements of the past century."

  • fundamentalism

  • genocide

  • the media and dominant discourse

  • peacemaking

    • Tikkun Magazine A Jewish Critique of Politics, Culture & Society. Cornel West made a plea in the New York Review of Books, March 28, 2002, issue for membership in the Tikkun Community, described thus in Tikkun: "If you are involved in healing and repairing the world, you are invited to consider joining our community of people who share a spiritual/political vision of how to create a world based not only on economic justice, peace and human rights, but also on love, caring, ecological sensitivity and an ability to respond to the world with awe and wonder. It's not just for Jews, but for anyone who shares our core vision and agrees with our founding principles." Link added March 14, 2002.

  • political race: enlisting race to resist power

  • religion

    Theorists You Should Know:

    Letters to My StudentsLetters to My Students

    Index of Letters to My Students

    • Up soon.


    Index of Artists Featured
    Index of Art Discussions Featured

    • Art Discussions

      • Museo Virtual de Artes El Pais Click on the museum to enter. You will see a reception hall. Move your cursor to the map-like rectangle in the lower right corner. Click on the fat rectangle at the opposite end of the hall from the blinking arrow. You will see the corner of an exhibition room. Click on the middle painting on the left wall, Composicion con hombre en rojo. Click on the small button, directly under the painting that says info. Explore the painting. What do you think Jose Gurvich is trying to say in Composicion con hombre en rojo? Teaching essay: Jose Gurvich's Composicion can hombre en rojo. Link added March 19, 2002.

      • Genocide Seen through Art Link added March 18, 2002.
      • Manzanar Link added March 17, 2002.
      • Beyond Manzanar: September 11th Link added March 17, 2002.

      • Desy Safan-Gerard: Art & Music Discussion on how artists and musicians share preceptions and on the ultimate independence of the work of art. Link added March 15, 2002.
      • Chicana Art, a Multimedia Database Yvonne Yarbo-Bejarano, Assistant Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, [Stanford] recently shared with us details of her current -- and extensive -- research agenda."
      • Trickster Makes This World by Lewis Hyde. Essay up soon. Text on the many myths of tricksters throughout history. Link added by March 12, 2002.

    • Art You Should Know

      • The Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan

      • The Mayans of Guatemala: Mural Discovered

          Artist's rendering by H. Hurst. New York Times Photo

        • Archaeologists Find Mayan 'Masterpiece' in Guatemala By John Noble Wilford. New York Times. International Section. At p. A10. March 14, 2002 backup Click map for larger version. Mayan Map: New York Times.

      • The Middle East

        • Al Ain Museum Lovely archeological site in The United Arab Emirate. Takes a very long time to load. Don't go to this site when you're in a hurry. jeanne. Link added March 15, 2002.

    • Artists You Should Know

    • Poets You Should Know

      • Up soon.

    • Poetry We Share with Each Other

    • Index to Poetry Dialogues

      • Pulp Culture Dante McGalen. sent in the link to this site. Pulp culture is one of Dante's theoretical approaches, which places him in Cultural Studies, I should think, if I understand our poetry dialog well. Link added March 11, 2002.

    signifiers across cultures: other languages In Other Languages

    Conflicts Around the World:

  • Present Danger

  • Long-Term Effects

    • Slavery in Gabon. A closer look at the seemingly intractable nature of slavery in Gabon in West Africa provides a case study for the global phenomenon of human bondage. By David Labrador. Scientific American Site. Whole article available. backup. Link added March 12, 2002.

  • History

    • Genocide Seen through Art: Aaron D. Levy The Holocaust, Kosova, and Rwanda included. Link added March 18, 2002.
    • Anti-Globalization | Anti-Fundamentalism By Judy Rebick. March 12, 2002. This essay appears as a commentary on Z-Net. "Commentaries are a premium sent to Sustainer Donors of Z/ZNet and that to learn more folks can consult ZNet at" If you rely on ZNet for the left perspective, please subscribe. backup. Link added March 12, 2002.

    Scholastic Resources:


    You Gotta Read This

    jobs, jobs, jobs Jobs and Job-Training:

    • Up soon.

    Susan with Blue BoyKids' Site

    What people are saying about Dear Habermas

    • Up soon.

    Who To Take