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Ziarek: "Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism"

Ziarek, Ewa. Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

Ziarek seems to have set out to define a feminist aesthetics because existing theories stop at critique of either “gendered” literature or “non-gendered” aesthetics: “my question was how to conceptualize feminist aesthetics beyond feminist critiques of philosophical aesthetics” (2). 2,262 more words


“In love ..‘the gaze of the Other remains even if the Other ..ceased to exist.’ ..This feeling of an Other’s gaze which ‘sees in me more than myself’ is ..what ..pushes me towards ethical activity ..to render me adequate to the expectation written into the ..gaze.” – ‘God’ is ..this Other’s gaze returned by objects, an imagined gaze.. 16 more words

"There is no Us and Them"

Further to a Twitter discussion from today – there is a gulf between patient and clinician, between administrator and administered that cannot be wished away with the language of facile humanism. 179 more words


Process of Domination, the article

I finished my final edits yesterday on an article for a new journal called Black Box, which PM Press will be putting out. The article is adapted from a talk I gave last year at the Institute for the Humanities, which I posted on this blog. 94 more words


How has life changed since 1800?

In many ways, the Western world is a changed one from that of the nineteenth century. There has been a shift from industrial capitalism to post-industrial capitalism. 1,601 more words

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Some Animated Introductions to Sociology

Here is a link to three short animated introductions to sociology to whet your appetite for the greatly undervalued discipline and upset the purists at the same time. 35 more words


Is Music a Language?

Most often when “music” and “language” occur in the same sentence, it’s an assertion that music begins to speak where language leaves off, or something of the kind. 413 more words