Category Archives: sociology

We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions — E.O.Wilson

excerpt 1:Very few species, however, have made the leap from merely social to eusocial, “eu-” meaning true. To qualify as eusocial, in Wilson’s definition, animals must live in multigenerational communities, practice division of labor and behave altruistically, ready to sacrifice … Continue reading

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#MeToo #notMe, Yes, of course me

Definition of Sexual Harassment via NotSurprised.org ‘We Are Not Surprised’: Read the Blistering Open Letter That Art-World Women Wrote About Artforum The list of signatories is growing by the hour. artnet News, October 30, 2017 It seems to me consistent … Continue reading

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Alt-normal

This graphic itemization is a precise folk catalog. It is normative and counter-reactionary given our current climate. Thank you for taking back the concept of alpha male; as far as this goes. Following from Luce Iragaray, I would hope there … Continue reading

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Don’t Follow the Directions

Pagan Kennedy’s New York Times feature, How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity, is apparently drawn from her new book, due January 26, Inventology. Her article is a very good read. In the article Kennedy mentions a researcher, Sanda Erdelez. … Continue reading

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Peirce, Luhmann, Bateson – Sign and Socios

Søren Brier, Professor of Culture and Communication Studies, Copenhagen Business School, gives a presentation as part of the University of Oregon Conference on Biosemiotics and Culture. Bonus: Professor Peter Ochs, UVa., has posted his terrific chapter from Founders of Constructive Postmodern … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon, Cave Man

Caveman A caveman seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman. Directed by Carl Gottlieb. Starring Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid and Shelley Long. Dr. Puck’s Prejudicial Proposition Number One: If you step backward in … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Solves the Problem of Islamic Faith

[KGVID width=”640″ height=”360″]http://squareone-learning.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Sam-Harris-solves-the-problem-1.mp4[/KGVID] Shortly after viewing the intensely puerile tag team tussle betwixt Affleck/Kristof/Steele and Maher/Harris (on Real Time With Bill Maher, October 3rd,) I knew it would take a little while, but that I would soon get an email sent … Continue reading

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Inevitable Nexus When Fear Runs the Numbers

The variable progress we’ve made toward a color-blind society requires the astute observer and citizen to grapple with the causes of the breakdowns that focus attention on a grievous collection of problems, and, at the same time, may tend to … Continue reading

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Bambino Communicates

Our foray into animating mostly aging bodies for the purpose of continuing the autopoietic experiment set course on a perfect June day. Last week featured a walk-off comeback, but Sunday’s game echoed the game two weeks before, the bottom of … Continue reading

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Paolo Freire – Last Interview

Only dialogue, which requires critical thinking, is also capable of generating critical thinking. Without dialogue there is no communication, and without communication there can be no true education – Paulo Freire Paulo Freire Freire Project

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Jerome Bruner on YouTube

Jerome Bruner will be 99 this year. This is his current statement of focus at NYU: I’m interested in the various institutional forms by which culture is passed on — most particularly in school practices and in legal codes and … Continue reading

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American Oyster

  2012 Presidential election. Thank you foxbusiness.com. Of course: lies and damn statistics — ignorance may exist anywhere and obviously a college degree isn’t an arbiter. For example, we have persons educated as medical doctors serving in the US Congress … Continue reading

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One Man Band

Susan took this photo with her iPhone inside Nashville’s Antique Archaeology. I’m a casual garage sale “picker,” and just yesterday I came across the first picker’s delight garage sale of the season. By this I mean a jumbo sale so … Continue reading

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Gods of the Abstract Social

Several years ago I heard an introductory presentation by a retired sociologist. He spent a half hour presenting basics so he could frame a further argument about politics in a small city. The problem of introducing sociology is impressive to … Continue reading

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Gerrymander and the GOP’s Worldliness Conundrum

  I didn’t expect the schadenfruede to be so long-lasting. GOP study calls for changes to halt presidential losing streak By Paul West March 18, 2013, 4:00 a.m. WASHINGTON — A smug, uncaring, ideologically rigid national Republican Party is turning … Continue reading

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Repertoires & ‘truth willing out’

INTERPRETIVE REPERTOIRES A concept developed to aid the discourse analysis of talk and texts and most commonly used by social psychologists and other discourse researchers to summarize relatively global patterns in people’s sense making particularly around controversial issues and matters … Continue reading

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Icelandic Exceptionalism

Self-explanatory. via Let’s Talk About Evolution Guardian.UK; in turn via the essential research blogging’s GirlScientist. Video Fill in blank: “so much for _________________”

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Viewing Time

A History of the World in 100 Seconds from Gareth Lloyd on Vimeo. MY AFRICAN MIND from BOFADACARA on Vimeo. Two completely different approaches to making a concise videographic presentation of the sweep of “a” history. Gareth Lloyd explains his … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

  x WND FREEDOM INDEX POLL 1 in 4 Americans censoring thoughts under Obama Confidence in constitutional liberties plunges further still Posted: March 27, 2010 11:50 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily  Editor’s note: This is another in … Continue reading

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Burning Man

* In the Oaxaca Valley of Mexico, the archaeologists Joyce Marcus and Kent Flannery have gained a remarkable insight into the origin of religion. Universal Religion has been found in societies at every stage of development. Catholic Bishops as they … Continue reading

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