October 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Some people take culture seriously. Why?

With a tip of the hat to Bill Bishop at Sinocism,

Cultural reflection can improve modern governance: Xi - Xinhuaat Politburo study session  //  Xi argued that ancient ideologies still have deep influence on people nowadays, and they should be scientifically analyzed so as to inherit and promote the good parts…

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Added by John McCreery on October 16, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

Why should I read what you have written?

Why should anyone read what you have written? This should be question No. 1 for anyone writing anything. So, let me rephrase the question: Why do so many of the contributors to the online forums in which I participate assume that people will be interested in what they are writing about, then feel disappointed when no one responds?

As students, we learn to write assignments. The teacher who hands us a topic has to read what we write. But once we leave school and start writing for…

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Added by John McCreery on October 15, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL HEATIING AND THE CONDITION OF CREATIVE SPEAKING SUBJECT

ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL HEATIING AND THE CONDITION OF CREATIVE SPEAKING SUBJECT

Key-words: Anthropogenic Global Hitting, Creative Speaking/Hearing Subjects, Crippling Of Linguistic Creativity, Luddite Philosophy, paraavaak.

 

Statement of theoretical and methodological framework:

In case of crippling of…

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on October 13, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

American Moral Objectification of Food

That's the working title anyway.



I was reading Sex and Development by Adams Vincaene et al and I just finished the section on Greece. About 10 minutes after reading the conclusion it dawned on me that we have a similar sort of situation here in America with food. That an ethics of well being is being used to morally objectify food and there is this resistance to that. I've heard it myself, "You have to die from something." This is, of course, despite the fact that this something…

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Added by Aareon M. Harreld on October 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Call for Papers: SFAA Conference Pittsburgh 2015

Please email your abstracts (100 words or less) to pham@calu.edu by October 15, 2014 if you are interested in participating in a panel titled, "Best Practices with Immigrant Populations":

 Pittsburgh has recently launched the campaign, “Welcoming Pittsburgh”, to attract more immigrants to the area in the near future. Despite areas such…

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Added by Thao Pham on October 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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