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It’s unlikely that the organized religions will get more...

It’s unlikely that the organized religions will get more sectarian… or is it? I am not at all sure. – Mary Douglas: http://dlvr.it/DHWFwC

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IAN HACKING - On Mary Douglas

Below is a book review by Ian Hacking, published in the London Review of Books in 1986 (my blue highlighting)           http://www.lrb.co.uk/v08/n22/ian-hacking/knowledge


Ian Hacking

How institutions think by  3,325 more words

The Discourse of Discrimination: understanding the homophobia of conservative Christians

This is a segment out of a longer essay, which I later developed further and developed into an honors thesis.  The full thesis is available in print and on kindle through amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Deconstructing-Discrimination-Mirjam-Holleman/dp/1481839152… 2,988 more words

University College Roosevelt, Middelburg NL

Three Books

Homesick: New & Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin. Lovely Black Sparrow trade edition, 1990; design by Barbara Martin. An amazing book, a revelation to me. I picked it up looking for the posthumous collection A Manual for Cleaning Women (that track is collected here) based on, well, the hype. 139 more words


Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people...

Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?: http://dlvr.it/D1nWPf

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Parshat Noach: Abundance, Restraint and the Porridge Pot Myth

The following interpretation of Parshat Noach comes by way of the book of Vayikra, and specifically Mary Douglas’s great work of biblical analysis, Leviticus as Literature.   1,000 more words

Folklore And Mythology

Liam Gillick at Maureen Paley

I think Mr Liam Gillick is an incredibly bright artist. But, somehow, he wears his brightness lightly.

His art is also incredibly bright, brilliantly bright stuff. 518 more words