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…
Posted on October 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments
Two in one day. Sadly this has been sitting elsewhere and isn't long or necessarily ground shattering or that engaging.
Responses to Global Transformations by Troillot pg35
Troillot mentions democracy, development, progress, and the nation-state as terms that do not describe but are packages for idealism ("North Atlantic universals"). While I agree with the first three, I disagree with the last one. I would argue that nationalism and patriotism might be 'North Atlantic…
Posted on January 12, 2014 at 2:28am
It has been about . . . a year since I have been on here (I think)? I meant to be posting my thoughts, especially regarding the Sociolinguistics of Globalization, but it didn't happen.* Currently wading into Global Transformations by Troillot, and while I appreciate it is a bit slow to get into the really gritty details. Feels sort of like a course on anthropological theory, though I am only on Chapter 2.
However, another great read, especially if you are looking at gender is "Men…
Posted on January 12, 2014 at 2:06am
I've been reading 'The Sociolinguistics of Globalization' by Jan Blommaert lately, and while I don't always see eye to eye with Blommaert that book is amazing. Anywho, in that book, Blommaert goes into this whole web of 'trans-local, local' blah, blah and while I was on my way to ye local taco bell I couldn't help but stop and think, "Hey, Taco Bell is sort of trans-local." Which led me to some interesting thoughts regarding mobility and Taco Bells trans-localism. It is the very fact that I…Continue
Posted on July 12, 2013 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment