I hope you conference is in the Midwest U.S.? :D? Also I hope you don’t bruise too much D:
alassss no it’s in vienna. but! i actually AM gonna be in the us for a half year next year. upstate ny, so not midwest, but that’s still closer than OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
i’ll be studying but i’m sure i can take some breaks to. yknow. VISIT THE HELL OUT OF EVERYONE :D
dude this fall is ridiculous i’ve never had it this bad! i can’t sit?! i’m either lying down on one side or leaning on one side of my toush and i can’t get rid of this bad spell of nausea I HOPE IT GOES AWAY SOON THIS IS V UNCOMFORTABLE
Students who considered themselves socialists were not so
much interested in the poor as they were desirous of leading
the poor, of being their guides and saviors. It was just this
paternalism toward the poor that the vision of solidarity I had
learned in religious settings was meant to challenge. From a
spiritual perspective, the poor were there to guide and lead the
rest of us by example if not by outright action and testimony.
As a student I read Marx, Gramsci, and a host of other male
thinkers on the subject of class. These works provided
theoretical paradigms but rarely offered tools for confronting
the complexity of class in daily life. […]
[W]hen I told friends and colleagues that I was resigning from my academic job to focus on writing, I was warned that I was making a dangerous mistake, that I could not possibly live on an income that was between twenty and thirty thousand dollars a year. When I pointed to the reality that families of four and more live on such an income, the response would be “that’s different”; the difference being, of course, one of class. The poor are expected to live with less and are socialized to accept less (badly made clothing, products, food, etc.), whereas the well-off are socialized to believe it is both a right and a necessity for us to have more, to have exactly what we want when we want it.
I? Just? FELL DOWN THE STAIRS? I haven’t done that in years and wowow iiiii forgot how much that sucks I AM GOING TO BRUISE LIKE A MOTHER I CAN FEEEL IT
in other news, other VERY EXCITING news, i’ve been invited to a conference. proper conference, in another country, by a professor, to talk about european jewry/appropriations of anne frank which is
SHIT I TALK ABOUT EVERY DAY ALL THE TIME ANYWAY SO might as well do it in a room full of academics
i am very excited and don’t know whether i want to celebrate or puke first
if the latter then it might be b/c of the fall i just took but still !!!!!!!!!!!