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Volume 11, No. 2, Week of December 31, 2001
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Concept Index - Vocabulary Index - Essay Index
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala.
1941 Photo from the Arte Maya Tz'utuhil Site.
Link to Arte Maya Tz'utuhil Site for larger version.
I happened across the Arte Maya site while putting together information for you on the Olmecs. It's a delightful way to discover some of the indigenous villages of Guatemala.
Announcing: Reports of Learning:
What jeanne knows you've done.I'm slowly addding links to student publications and comments. Check the Site Additions for daily progress. jeanne
Oscars for Achievement in the Academy
I'll be adding to this list as I finish up the Reports of Learning. jeanne
Moot Court, Spring 2002:Announcements under Weekly Readings and Suggested Measures of Learning. We'll give you the Course number for registration next week. It will be TBA (Time To Be Arranged) so that it will fit into all your schedules. Registration is by permission only. That's my permission. jeanne Calls for Papers, Articles, Conferences: Winter/Fall/Spring 2002: Announcement for Collaborative Project On September 9/11 student response. January 15, 2002 Deadline for submission. Link added January 9, 2002. Fall 2002 Announcements Conference at Claremont Colleges, February 7-10, 2002. http://www.cgu.edu/hum/apologies. Free. "role of apology as a social force" Fall 2002 Journal call. Humanistic theory. Deadline: February 28, 2002. "Call for . . . Announcement Index Art for Peace for Spring 2002
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan, Transcend Art and Peace
Latest Update: January 10, 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 January 7, 2001
Weekly Readings and Suggested Measures of Learning:
Learning as Healing
- Collaborative Writing Projects: Index of Thesis Projects
- Introduction, Students for International Peace and Justice Collaborative Writing Article Link added January 9, 2002.
- Proposed Thesis Project: Evaluation without Structural Violence Brief explanation. Link added January 6, 2002.
- Berthena Kemp's Thesis Project Updates. Link added January 4, 2002.
- Pat Acone's Thesis Project Updates. Link added January 4, 2002.
- November Writing Project
Try a Winter Break writing project, especially if you're not in classes.
- Moot Court, Spring 2002:For working ahead.
- Winter Week 1 New material added Sunday night, January 6, 2002.
In Other Languages
Art and the Imaginary
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
Calls for Proposals: Conference and Article Plans
What people are saying about Dear Habermas
Who To Take
Teaching and Review Essay Index Not updated. Sorry. January 3, 2002. Soon.
Link added January 5, 2002.
- Social Theory Concepts:
- Up soon.
- NCAA Graduation Rates: Success, to Some Degree By David Wharton, Times Staff Writer. Los Angeles Times. January 3, 2002 At p. S 2. "Hurricanes, Cornhuskers lag in the classroom, but some say that the numbers are misleading." backup
- The Self as Consumer The commodification of our consciousness.
- How to use conceptual linking in thesis project. Link added Friday, January 4, 2002.
- Anthropology and Psychoanalysis Seems to provide some conceptual linking for ethnographic fieldwork, the "other" and the crisis of the subject, and the psychoanalytic approach.
- Porcupines: Dominant Discourse and the Imaginary Journal entry by Patricia Acone. Link added January 4, 2002.
- 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 Tehran. 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."
- Language and Colonization: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
- "Part of no longer being a victim . . ." Journal entry by Michelle Marshall.
- Issues that can be understood and felt
close-up by every human being"
- Beyond bin Laden by Fred Halliday, London School of Economics in Guardian Unlimited. Sunday, September 23, 2001. backup Link added January 10, 2002.
peace and conflict
- Peace Matters: Stories about Peace and Peacemakers An online journal. Be sure to read the Open Letter to Our Readers. Link added January 8, 2002.
- 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.
race and racism
- Review of White Power, White Pride: The White Separatist Movement In The United States by Betty A. Dobratz and Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile. Review by Bill Mithoefer. Link added January 3, 2002.
- Islam and Hispanics in Southern California Link added January 6, 2002.
- Many Heavens, Many Ways to Get There By Michael Kimmelman. Review of The Quest for Paradise: Visions of Heaven and Eternity in the World's Myths and Religions, John Ashton, the Bible scholar, and Tom Whyte, a former BBC journalist. New York Times. January 5, 2002. backup Link added January 5, 2002.
- Sacrifical Self Destructiveness By Richard Koenigsberg. Link added January 5, 2002.
- "psychoanalysis has yet to be understood" By Richard Koenigsberg. Relating to Sacrifical Self Destructiveness. Link added January 5, 2002.
- The Wolf I Feed David Loy and the Buddhist Response to Richard Koenigsberg's "Sacrifical Self Destructiveness."
Religion and the Market by David R. Loy. Link added January 5, 2002. A New Holy War Against Evil? A Buddhist Response by David Loy. Link added January 5, 2002.
social cohesion, interdependence, and the Internet:
- The Changing Definition of Sovereignty by Edward Marks. Link added January 3, 2002.
- From Big Brother to Electronic Panopticon See especially The Panopticon from Bentham to Foucault. Scroll about two inches down the file.
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.
- On Good and Evil Review by Nathan Keene of Jonathan Schell's The Unfinished Twentieth Century. Link added January 3, 2002 to article appearing on January 2, 2002. This fits into our discussion of Others as evil. Will put up essay soon, to include Maria Pia Lara.
- Dubois and Gramsci and double consciousness and contradictory consciousness
- Double-Consciousness Re-Visited Questions by Serena Thomas.
- Frantz Fanon: l'homme revolte In French.
OSCARS for Academic Achievement
In Other Languages
- 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.
- Hactivist News Service In French. Link added January 10, 2002.
- 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:
- Art For Peace Latest Newsletter Link added January 8, 2002.
- 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.
- Poetry We Share:
- 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Soldier Was All Alone Shared from the Internet by Elba Olmeda. Link added January 3, 2002.
- 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
- If you're working on a thesis project, it is your responsibility to follow through on the notes we have provided on site for you to define the statement of the problem, the background, and to begin a review of literature. Please don't ask me what you should do. Use the examples we have given, and make an effort to do something. Then report to me what you have done, so I will know what you have learned. There should be no excuse for weeks without communication unless you have left on vacation.
Reporting what you have done does not include telling me that you've read lots of stuff. What did you learn from what you read? What stood out? What did it tell you about your project? I will be on campus occasionally. I'll try to post the dates, so you can use those occasions to meet with me.
- Curricular and Scholarly Resources:
- Latin American Studies Program Excellent site. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Terre Haute, IN. Link added January 3, 2002.
- Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and Policy At Boston University. Link added January 3, 2002.
- Afghanistan and Its Neighbors by Former Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Michael Cotter. Good history review. Link added January 3, 2002.
- Abortion Speakout.com gives information on both sides of the issue. Check out the many other issues in the left-most frame. Link added January 3, 2002.
- Political Science e-Journals
- Sacred Choices: The Right to Contraception and Abortion in Ten World Religions by Daniel Maguire. Preface to the book of the same name.
- Socialism and Democracy Online Journal of the Research Group on Socialism and Democracy.
- Re-thinking Marxism
- Rethining Marxism: 7, Number 4 (Winter, 1994) Editor's review of discussion with Cornell West. ". . . West applauds the work of Derrida as a “thoroughgoing austere skeptic,” but he also notes that in their fixation on discourse and language, many Derrideans neglect to create the space for “reconstructive energy.” While West resists bashing deconstruction and its postmodernist cousins for purportedly making action impossible through the introduction of discourses of uncertainty, he avoids a “moral relativism” by embracing a “radical historicism” that no longer asks philosophy for “permission to act.” backup
- Participating Scholars in the The Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health & Ethics.
- Statewatch "monitoring the state and civil liberties in the European Union." Link added January 10, 2002.
- Narrative Psychology: Internet and Resource Guide Maintained by Vincent W. Hevern, S.J., Ph.D., Psychology Department, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY. Link added January 10, 2002.
You Gotta Read This
- Drag and drop giraffes Link added January 4, 2002. drag and drop
- Make Mine Moxie: the backpage commentary by Danny Schlozman. Perspective. A Harvard Student Magazine online.
"In a broader sense, though, the nostalgia for Moxie harkens back to the essential goodness in American life, without touching on all its incumbent evils. The deep-seated racism and sexism of that halcyon age vanish from view. Rather, the era of Moxie reminds us of simple pleasures like watching Moxie-mobiles with horses drive into town or listening to "Just Make It Moxie for Mine" playing on the 78-speed phonograph. It transports us to a time when unabashed silliness and corniness could survive without the sex, power, and irony that products sell nowadays."
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What people are saying about Dear Habermas
- "Part of no longer being a victim . . ." Journal entry by Michelle Marshall."Part of no longer being a victim requires us to look at things for the way they really are and not how we'd like to see them in our head. This is the first step to healing."
- Who To Take Site Look up professors that others have recommended. Make recommendations yourself.
- Transforming Campus Discourse:The Importance of Sharing the Good Stuff