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Forget the imaginary! This is what it's really like!
Three male lions asleep in the morning sun at 8 a.m.,
and still asleep at 5 p.m., right where they were in the morning!
Yes, I was up at 8 a.m. We will not speak of that. jeanne
Caliifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest Update: July 12, 2001
I just slept for eighteen hours! The trip was wonderful. We went without pause. We met lions and leopards and water buffalo. Oh, and Buffy went with us, so he got to meet an African Cape buffalo. Give me a day or two to figure out how to type again, and to put up some of my paintings, and to write a report. Meanwhile, I've started a file of notes on the eclipse, inspired by an MSNBS report on the eclipse that was waiting for me on e-mail from Mac of Wisconsin. Thanks, Mac!
Oh, and watching some kids at the airport in Heathrow or Cape Town or somewhere, I figured out some great new strategies for the self tests. More about that soon.
love and peace, jeanne
Art We've Been Studying and Painting:
Art as Expanding the Imaginary
Search for Common Ground: Art Good summary of the role of art in transforming discourse. Will put up lecture notes later.
Icons You Are Welcome to Use
Icons The file name for each icon is given right next to the icon itself. By copying that file to your local directory, you can then use these icons in your e-mail messages and elsewhere. Come to my office for help if you need it. jeanne
Art for Peace
Students' Art for Peace Soc. 395-01: Special Topics: Tranforming Discourse will participate in this program in Fall 2001, if they are gracious enough to accept us. I have applied. Browse the site, and share your ideas with me as we plan for Fall. Just received message that we have been accepted. They're sending the materials to school. Start planning your ideas for peace. July 12, 2001
Students' Art Work
Student Display Gallery of Dick Blick Art Supplies. I like this gallery because they have set it up so that visitors may comment on the art work, and one may send e-cards. Nice idea. We should begin to think about how we are going to display all the artwork we did last semester.
You Gotta Read This:
Peacemaking and Nonviolence
Internet Symposium on Conflict Prevention If you register and monitor this conference, I will be glad to count that for credit in Soc. 395: Transforming Discourse. jeanne The concept of nonviolence The Center For Nonviolence and Peace Studies at The University Of Rhode Island. They're holding a conference in August 2001. Check it out.
The Problem with "Knowingness"
So Who's Telling the Truth? David Brock writes new book saying that he lied about Anita Hill. Another reason why you must recognize that there are no definitive answers. Brock's perception of the truth was surely colored by his own ambitions and beliefs, as it is now. Judging validity claims requires a certain sophistication, that of recognizing that facts are not necessarily objective, and that judgments need to remain flexible to deal with such contingencies. This is a good example of why we need to be reflexive in our judgments.
"What Is The Next Big Idea? Buzz Is Growing for 'Empire'" By Emily Eakin. New York Times, Saturday, July 7, 2001. Empire is the book I took to Africa with me. You'll have to wait for my notes. I shipped it home from Cape Town. This review in the New York Times will give you some idea of why I chose it to share with you this Fall.
Resources on Genocide and Human Rights
Diversity Resources: Online Teaching Resources in Psychology Good references on genocide, ethnopolitical conflict, and human rights issues, provided online by Online Teaching Resources in Psychology. Come into my office if you are having difficulty with .pdf files or downloading this. jeanne html IFLAC: Pave Peace Ada Aharoni's site on Palestinian-Israeli peace through culture and literature. Ada Aharoni is a sociologist. I'll get some notes up on this soon. jeanne
Balancing Left/Right Perspective
Charles Krauthammer - conservative columnist at The Weekly Standard, which is included in your Left/Right Perspectives file. Economic Policy Institute
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
American Sociological Association Homepage Scroll down to the bottom of the file. Type careers in the search box and pressGO. That will pull up about 22 documents for you on the ASA site. Good background information on possible jobs for which sociological knowledge prepares you. A Student's Guide to Careers in the Helping Professions This career guide came to my attention when I followed a link to the diversity materials posted on the Peace Education Commission list. The Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
This is an excellent resource on several levels. It will help you to broaden your ideas of helping, perhaps opening some new pathways for you to consider. The orientation is psychological and educational. Some of you in sociology may wish to expand this document to include the many careers around criminal and social justice.
The document also provides an excellent example of a well thought-out and useful resource guide, for those of you considering Master's Projects instead of theses.
Free LSAT Practice Test - Western State University, Saturday, August 4, 2001.
Field Report from Africa Trip
The Nature Workshop Many pictures of Sabi Sabi and of other camps in Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, and elsewhere. Link halfway down the file to African Images. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve very similar to Mala Mala. Notice that you can enlarge the photos. wonderful pictures at Downloads. Also see pictures at African Bush Breaks. And here's MalaMala, where we stayed.
jeanne's version of eclipse from Live! Eclipse 2001!
The Total Eclipse in Zambia NASA report on Total Eclipse of June 21, 2001 Live! Eclipse 2001! Link to Streaming on Demand for some amazing pictures. Eclipse 2001 Coverage: NASA Eclipse from Zambia, June 21, 2001 Eclipse Highlights
Responsibility, Inclusion, and Social Justice
- Sovereign People's Responsibility for Their Ancestors' Behavior Towards Conquered or Enslaved Peoples Discussion thread started by Angela Boyd on issues of responsibility and social justice. Angela's critical reaction shows good critical thinking and offers a good foundation for discussion of this issue.
- Sovereign People's Responsibility for Their Ancestors' Behavior Towards Conquered or Enslaved Peoples Pat Acone responds that we are all responsible, each for the other.
- Speaking Religion Discussion thread opened by correspondence with Rahmat Tavakol on the question of whether or not we need talk of religion in our discussions of social justice. I'm hoping that Bridget and Lisa and others from Theory last semester will add to this discussion and that you will follow the discussion on PSN. jeanne
- Speaking Religion Added Malika's comment on How about just speaking truth or fairness?
- The Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment: Where Faith and Ecology Meet Brian Christofferson of CSUF, BA in Sociology, 1995 and MS in Environmental Studies, 2001 sent us this link today. There are many ways to work for peace and social justice.
The Death Penalty and Social Justice
- Hands Off Cain International site for the abolition of the death penalty. Susan and I will be putting up more material on the death penalty, but I thought you might like to look at some of this material now. Link to Our achievements and from there to 6. Cases of condemned prisoners that have given impetus to the abolitionist campaign . Then link to Link and USA for US sites on the issue of the death penalty. Lecture notes up soon. jeanne
Sociologists and Others You Should Know
- Erich Fromm's Sociology by David Kessel. New post on Progressive Sociologists Net. Fromm, Mills, Berger and Sociology.
Where's jeanne? Links to notes.
- "We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families" by Philip Gourevitch. The story of the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda. My journal additions are in my thoughts in answer to the discussion questions. July 12, 2001.
- Exciting exchange on Habermas list on real-world deliberations. July 13, 2001.
- Habermas and Public Debate Will include some of my notes on real-world deliberations. July 13, 2001.
- Gay Life/Queer Art by Fredrick C. Corey, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, who "teaches performance studies in the Department of Communication and coordinates the HIV Studies Network in the College of Public Programs." This will be included as an optional reading in queer theory in Graduate Theory this Fall. Notes up later. July 13, 2001.
jeanne's Informal Comments on Learning Summer 2001
Conflicts Around the World:
Letter From Palestine, by Roane Carey.