I’ve spent far too long this summer revising my seminar paper deconstructing “speak” as it appears in discussions about autism and autistic people. While I’m continually reminded of the 659 more words
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Perhaps You Better Start At The Beginning…..
Myth has proved to be something of a problematic entity. Attempts to define it have included superstitious beliefs about supernatural beings or deities or embellished stories that are accounts of actual events and even an instruction manual of ancient, immutable truths for the transcendence of the human soul. 404 more words
DAY 4: Monday July 21st: Sex and Sexuality! Patterned Fluidities: How does sex, impact gender, impact sexuality, impact sex?
First off: I’m loving these posts. You all are clearly taking the time to think carefully about the readings and their inclusive topics AND are taking the time to respond to one another in real discussion. 1,901 more words
British sociologist of religion, James A. Beckford, writes on the opening page of his 2003 book Social Theory and Religion that “disputes about what counts as religion, and attempts to devise new ways of controlling what is permitted under the label of religion have all increased” ( 1,121 more words
A few days ago, Nathan Rabin authored the article I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl.” In it, Rabin talks about his difficult relationship with the term he created. 1,120 more words