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Feeding the Narative

It’s funny how things transpire.  My father was visiting from England this Christmas and during many of our conversations I brought up the subject of mental health, so much so that by the end of his trip, dad had started to joke about how I thought everyone had some kind of mental disorder.   305 more words

Book Club

unmasking of cultural artifacts as socially symbolic actions part II

The hardship that came with this reading! After rereading…and rereading again, I finally feel comfortable moving on from the FIRST chapter of The Political Unconscious– 1,698 more words

Great American Author Series: A Political Companion to Henry Adams

Being Henry Adams

by Barry Maine

This volume of essays successfully challenges Henry Steele Commager’s assertion in 1937 (reprinted in this volume) that Henry Adams’ “chief significance” is not as a historian or philosopher or teacher or political thinker but as a self-proclaimed symbol of the 20th Century Man educated for the wrong century. 1,211 more words

The B2 Review

Rick Roderick and the Political Unconscious on Diet Soap #201

A while back I wrote here about how a video of my late friend Rick Roderick had surfaced on the web. I was so astonished by that video — to hear his voice and brilliance after all those years. 142 more words

In Praise of Question Marks: Reflections on 'Critical Methodologies: Narrative Voice and the Writing of the Political - The Limits of Language'

The sixth post on critical methodologies and narrative, by Jennifer Riggan. Jennifer is an Assistant Professor of International Studies in the Department of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, where she began teaching in 2007.  1,842 more words


American Vignettes (II): The Spirit's Agenda

Most of our day we are unaware of what we are thinking, but it is not our thoughtlessness that is disconcerting, it is our lack of awareness of our thoughtlessness. 2,086 more words


Narrative, Self, Agency: Reflections on a Workshop

Richard Jackson offers the fifth post in the Methodology and Narrative mini-forum. Richard is Professor of Peace Studies and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. 4,048 more words