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Naming 'race'

A little while back, I read an article which spoke about how ‘ethnic prejudice’ or ‘racism’ within the media is wrong.  The journalist who protested explained that it is perhaps helpful to snub those people who cannot contain their own prejudices as a means of creating a more just (or perhaps a more polite) society.  952 more words

The Time of Economy

In his The Kingdom and the Glory, Giorgio Agamben demonstrates that the key distinction at play in the theological thinking on economy is that between monarchy and economy; between God’s being and activity. 919 more words


More Home Schoolers Because of "Commie Core"

by Al Benson Jr.

Just this morning someone sent me an article from the Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, North Carolina, http://media.charlotteobserver.com  about the recent rise in home schooling in the state of North Carolina. 663 more words

On the politics of gender, race and privilege: things I shouldn’t have to explain but still do

Recently, I’ve had a series of encounters that have brought (again) to the forefront important reminders regarding the politics of gender, race and privilege. Each of these scenarios highlights nuanced, complex and often understated… 1,835 more words


Crossings and Dwellings: Being Behind Transphobia

 (c) B. Scherer 2014

Paper given at the conference Fear and Loathing: Phobia in Literature and Culture, University of Kent, 9-10 May 2014.

Paginated version at: … 1,403 more words

Critical Theory

IV - Sensation, Order, Change

Man cannot be solitary; in order for him to be, he must–or cannot not–contextualize himself. Indeed, what is the significance of any ‘I’ in the absence of any ‘Other?’ Can any ‘I’ attain significance, absent any ‘Other?’ And, fundamentally, is ‘I,’ if ‘Other’ was not? 1,503 more words

Political Theory

The Challenges Of Being An Artist In A Civilization Looking For Truth

If reality is linked to truth, and art reveals truth, then art presents reality. And yet, this is not literally an accurate statement since others claim that art is a representation. 3,599 more words