A Justice Site
And a Happy New Year to All!
I tried to put up a photograph of this scene from the New York Times. Shot by Barry Bearak of the Times., p. B5, December 31, 2001, but I couldn't find it in the online version. So I painted for you what it made me think of: Peace and joy, and one of the loveliest settings I've ever seen. I rarely do landscapes. But these are Pakistani soldiers being sent into the Northeastern section of Pakistan on the border with Afghansitan, near Kunduz. At least I think I've got my geography right. This is an area never really ruled by anyone but the tribal groups (Pashtun). And they're going to protect the Pakistani border from escaping Taliban, on mules. The whole conglomerate of contradictions as East meets West, as tribal rule meets sovereign state, seems embodied in Barry Bearak's photograph.
Story at Local Hospitality: Tribal Area of Pakistan Gives Refuge to Qaeda Fighters Fleeing Caves By Barry Bearak. December 31, 2001. backup
A cup of kindness to Auld lang Syne.
May peace and healing be with us throughout the coming year.
jeanne and Susan and all of us at Dear Habermas.
jeanne's classes - Susan's classes - Olivier's classes
Volume 11, No. 1, Week of December 24, 2001
Mirror Sites: CSUDH - Habermas - UWP
Site Map - Daily Site Additions - Site Stats - Site Index
Concept Index - Vocabulary Index - Essay Index
The Rescue. Painting What Can’t Be Seen
24” X 36” Oil by Bronna A. Butler
© 2001, Bronna A. Butler. All rights reserved.The Rescue oil painting was donated to the American Red Cross on October 27, 2001. The Red Cross is displaying it at the New York City Family Assistance Center. Postcards and Prints can be ordered at the World Trade Center Tribute Site. Link to The Rescue - Oil Painting. Link shared with us by Teresa Mason on December 23, 2001.
Announcing: Reports of Learning:
What jeanne knows you've done.There are bound to be some mistakes as I transferred this to coded numbers. Please let me know in that case so we can correct them. Sorry it took so long. And it's nowhere near finished yet, because I have about 80 files left to link to. You're still writing. But that's OK. It just means we need to adjust timelines. Please be sure to check the site next week to be sure your submissions are up correctly, and to respond when appropriate. jeanne. 1:30 a.m., December 19, 2001.
P.S. Jury Duty is over! jeanne. December 28, 2001.
OSCARS for Academic Achievement
Oscars for Achievement in the Academy
The OSCARS emerged as an integral part of our Reports of Learning. Sorry, there's no way I could have known. At any rate, now I'm off to make a final adjustment in grades. If I've made a mistake, just e-mail, and we'll right it. Thank you for your patience. Finally, this semester, doing non-structurally violent things seems to have worked out well right in the midst of a structurally violent corporate university environment. What a nice gift for us all. love and peace, jeanne. December 16, 2001.
Moot Court, Spring 2002:
- Time: TBA. Workshops will be scheduled to allow flexibility.
- Training in workshops on campus. Written material will be on site.
- Practice will be in small groups, led by Moot Court Board members with attorney guidance.
- National Meetings, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), in Anaheim, March 5-9 will be site for our first formal presentation.
- On campus performance to follow.
- Instructions will be posted, starting now, at Moot Court Announcements.
Moot Court Participants List 2002: Tentative.
Please sign up soon, so we can plan.
Moot Court, March 5-9, 2002: Presentations at The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Disneyland in Anaheim
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan, Transcend Art and Peace
Latest Update: January 2, 2002
Olivier at email@example.com
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:
For the Week of December 24, 2001
Weekly Readings and Suggested Measures of Learning: Weekly Readings Ended with Week 13 for Review and Discussion
November Writing ProjectHealing after September 11
- Modern Social Theories, Undergraduate:
- Transforming Discourse:
- Sociology of Law:
- Graduate Theory Seminar:
In Other Languages
Art and the Imaginary
Collaborative Writing Journal
Conflicts Around the World
Lagniappe! You Gotta Read This!
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
. . . 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
What people are saying about Dear Habermas
Who To Take
Teaching and Review Essay Index
- Social Theory Concepts:
- Palestinian Professor fired Link added Saturday, December 29, 2001.
- African American Studies at Harvard may move to Princeton Link added Saturday, December 29, 2001.
- "psychoanalysis has yet to be understood" by Richard Koenigsberg.
- The Self as Consumer The commodification of our consciousness.
- Anthropology and Psychoanalysis Seems to provide some conceptual linking for ethnographic fieldwork, the "other" and the crisis of the subject, and the psychoanalytic approach.
social cohesion, interdependence, and the Internet:
peace and conflict
- El teatro del Bien y el Mal by Eduardo Galeano. In Spanish. Link added January 2, 2001.
- Notes on Afghanistan
- Council on Foreign Relations Scholarly sources.
- Buddhist Peace Fellowship Link added January 2, 2002.
understanding the world
- The Importance of Habermas in Making Sense of the World On the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Public Site.
- James Annis
- The Future and Technology Link from James Annis. "Karma Vertigo: or Considering The Excessive Responsibilities Placed On Us By The Dawn Of The Information Infrastructure," For Comment Only! Copyright 1994, Jaron Lanier.
- From Big Brother to Electronic Panopticon See especially The Panopticon from Bentham to Foucault. Scroll about two inches down the file.
- Quotes on the "knowingness" of mental health
- On "knowingness" and infectious disease
- The Lasker Syndicate Article by Elizabeth Drew from the Atlantic
- "Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk" How dominant discourse affects even science. Just started the teaching essay.
- Does Civilization Cause Asthma?
- New Journal of Human Rights
- Human rights and Extreme Poverty Speech by Kofi Annan. United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan issued a message on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October 1998). Link added December 31, 2001.
- Organization for Defending Victims of Violence Based in Theran. Link added December 31, 2001.
identity and postcolonialism
- Ngugi wa Thiong'o "Ngugi wa Thiong'o, a Kenyan writer of Gikuyu descent, began a very successful career writing in English before turning to work almost entirely in his native Gikuyu. In his 1986 Decolonising the Mind, his "farewell to English," Ngugi describes language as a way people have not only of describing the world, but of understanding themselves."
- Dubois and Gramsci and double consciousness and contradictory consciousness
- Double-Consciousness Re-Visited Questions by Serena Thomas.
- Frantz Fanon: l'homme revolte In French.
- ZNet en Espanol.
- La Opinion
- La Jornada Mexico. En espanol. Link added January 2, 2001.
- El teatro del Bien y el Mal by Eduardo Galeano. In Spanish. Link added January 2, 2001.
- La Pagina de Eduardo Galeano. In Spanish. Link added January 2, 2001.
- Art and the Imaginary:
- Burma. Grace Under Pressure Beautifully done site with elaborate photo display. Well worth the time to go through it. Here, we have another Buddhist, Muslim population that is struggling to overthrow the violent control of any democratic spirit that would let people determine their own lives. The photos make this dilemma very real. Link added January 1, 2002.
- Iran En espanol.
- Art Chronicles of Indigenous Peoples
- The Year in Pictures: 2001 A Special Media Feature of the New York Times. Link added December 31, 2001.
- Art and Healing:
- Tatoo in Memory of One of the Victims of September 11 New York Times. The Year in Pictures, 2001. Link to the Year in Pictures in the left-most column. Then link to After in the left-most column of the Photo Display. Then link to Turmoil and Transition. Then link to Picture No. 4 in that series.
- Painting for All Beings by Annette Herskovits. PDF file from The Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism. Be sure to look at the painting of the children being stolen away by boat on page 1 of the file, amd the painting of the rape on page 3 of the file.
- Artists You Should Know:
- Gottfried Helnwein Modern Viennese artist compared to Andy Warhol. Good site. Fairly intuitive links. Link added January 1, 2002.
- Matisse Link added January 1, 2002.
- Poets You Should Know:
- Up soon.
- Art of Civil Wars
- Posters of the 1935-1939 Spanish Civil War by Cary Nelson. Cultural Matters.
- Art of Central Africa
- Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa October 28, 2001 through March 10, 2002. UCLA Fowler Museum. Exhibition on the Lega of Central Africa.
- The Lega of Central Africa Initiation Into Complex Culture Works from the Lega of Central Africa, in an exhibition at UCLA's Fowler Museum, show a dazzling diversity of styles. Wednesday, December 26, 2001. Art Review. By Holly Myers, Special to The Los Angeles Times."As the exhibition makes clear, however, these are far more than aesthetic objects: They're "heavy things" that are removed from the daily activity of the mundane world, invested with a concentrated form of power and used as sacred tools in the initiation of Lega individuals into the Bwami Society, a cross-clan, cross-territory association. This group "safeguards the moral and social code necessary for the Lega people to live together in harmony," in the words of Africanist Elisabeth L. Cameron, whose clear, scholarly account of the Lega makes the show's companion volume (also titled "Art of the Lega") an essential counterpart to the exhibition. . . .
"We (museum visitors, Angelenos, Americans) are not among the initiated. Indeed, we're not even traditionally entitled to set eyes on many of these objects, and our opportunity to do so is uncomfortably dependent on the colonialist intrusion that took such a toll on Lega culture a century ago. But with the help of exhibitions as learned, thorough and respectful as this, we're heading in the right direction."
From the L.A. Times article by Holly Myers.
- Art of Mali Link added December 28, 2001.
- Art of Botswana The Tsodilo Hilld Carvings. Be sure to see the rhino. Link added December 28, 2001.
- Drawings of Botswana Rock Art See also
- Places Visited: Hwange, Botswana
Conflicts Around the World:
- Present Danger
- Long-Term Effects
- The Northern Tribal Areas of Afghanistan Local Hospitality. Tribal Area of Pakistan Gives Refuge to Qaeda Fighters Fleeing Caves .By Barry Bearak. December 31, 2001. New York Times. Link added December 31, 2001.
- Myanmar (formerly Burma) Lonely Planet. Nicely done explanation on whether travel to Myanmar supports the dictatorship or helps the Burmese people. There are no more simple answers. Good links to further information. Link added December 31, 2001.
- Tourism in Burma Link to Tourism in the left-most frame on the Open Society Report. Link added December 31, 2001.
- Burma: Country in Crisis An Open Society Project of the Soros Open Society Institute. Be sure to read the Foreword by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
- Mexicans Shine Light on State's Dark Secrets By James F. Smith and Mark Fineman, Times Staff Writers. December 9, 2001. "Interviews expand on a national report that confirms the seizure of hundreds of people in the 'dirty war' against leftists." backup
- Victory Over Want 2002
- Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, Iran
Theses and Thesis Projects
- The Siege of Herat: 1837 - 1838 M.A. Thesis by John Carl Nelson. Shows the struggle between Britain and Russia for control, and the role played by Herat in that struggle. Link added December 23, 2001.
Beautifully set up thesis, complete with proposal, approval sheet, and the whole thesis in html. Those of you planning to do a thesis should skim this example as a structural guide.
- AIDS in China UCLA Doctoral Thesis in Public Health. Fully laid out. Good model.
- Port Huron Statement of the Students for a Democratic Society, 1962 Posted on January 2, 2002, in connection with a Tod Gitlin piece at:
Curricular and Scholarly Resources:
- Introduction to Sociology Complete syllabus, assignments, lectures and exam review sheets for a beginning course in Sociology at Stanford. Good review.
- Assessing the Media Communications theory.
- Bibliography on Self and Social Interaction Link added December 30, 2001.
- The Basics of Conflict Theory by Randall Collins. Link added December 30, 2001.
- Demographic Data Viewer Link from SSCORE. Link added December 31, 2001.
- What is capitalism? Case Study from York University program. Link added December 31, 2001.
- Genocide: Political Concepts and the Killings in Rwanda By Chris Barrett. Case Study from York University program. Link added December 31, 2001.
You Gotta Read This
Winging It - from Scientific American
- Taking Wing Scientific American Site. A theory on how birds learned to fly!
What people are saying about Dear Habermas
- Hi Jeanne,
Hope that your break is going well. thanks so much for the oscar that you awarded me. it really made my day. anyway, you won't believe this one... my mom was reading her fiance's christmas cards today, and she read one from one of his old college friends. she started to think how familiar everything in the newsletter inside the card was sounding when she realized that she was reading stuff about dear habermas and things that she had heard me talking about. turns out, the card was from susan takata!! isn't that so funny! what a small world it is! i thought that you would get a kick out of that. i think that i will email her that story and introduce myself. well, have a nice weekend. talk to you soon. Kerry
On Sunday, December 23, 2001, jeanne responded:Yes, Kerry. A small world, a neat virtual community, and a great Christmas story!
love and peace, jeanne
Who To Take
- Who To Take Site Look up professors that others have recommended. Make recommendations yourself.
- Transforming Campus Discourse:The Importance of Sharing the Good Stuff