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Tropical Amsterdam

Tropical Amsterdam is a story about many things. Using the platform of the few remaining Dutch in Sri Lanka, a hangover from colonial times, Alexa Schulz tells a poignant tale of a community on the verge of extinction. 330 more words

Good Cripple, Bad Cripple: What the hell does that mean?

So, Disability Studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field/theory that literature, sociology, history, cultural studies, and the like are beginning to use as another tool to talk about “otherness.” ┬áIt happens to fit in nicely with other messy topics centering around the “other,” – the fancy word for otherness is “alterity” (my favorite philosopher on this topic is… 1,868 more words

Bad Cripple

Searching for perfection in others

Prince Andrei considered such a vast number of people as contemptible and insignificant beings, he wanted so much to find in someone else the living ideal of that perfection for which he strove…

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Tolstoy

Cannibal Alterity

Today the discussion is alterity and the changing face of it. Alterity has be discussed elsewhere, but this author thinks a look at media depictions of such things is immensely interesting. 2,090 more words

Philosophy