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November 1, 2004

Rozmowa kontrolowana

paziurejau i paskutinius komentarus ir tokiu radau keleta- "Hello there,
I was browsing the web and found this blog. Some interesting quotes. Keep them coming!
Alice" ir paskui cheap diet pills.
ar tai reiskia kazkokia automatine komercine ataka? cia panasiai kaip su (google?) emailu ir atitinkamu tai 'reikalingu' reklamu pasiuntimu.? gal gali kas paaiskint?
is manes prastas vertejas tai nesiimsiu,ir siaip daznai dalykai neisverciami.
nors is kitos puses noretusi daugiau rasyt lietuviskai ir stengtis biski atsispirt visam globaliam suanglejimui, ne del to kad globali kalba nereikalnga bet kad dominuoja ta kalba kuri dominuoja ir visa kita. manau buvo grazi ideja padaryt tarptautine kalba - esperanto. ir es dabar susisneketu, ir nebutu zaparo del kas ka dominuoja. nes su kalba kaip zinia persiduoda ir kultura. gal persiduoda cia perpaprasta, turbut transformuojasi.

neretai buna kad nerandu atitikmenu kazkokiems zodziams , savokoms, bet gal reiketu pasistengt tas savokas sukurt, o ne vartot originalias. gal tokiu budu pradedi kazkokiu budu nuvertint savo kalba, nes ji negali kazko isreikst? nieviem :)

pasirode grazi rasliava. neradau niekur internete tai bespausdindamas galiu padaryt klaidu.

This semester I have been teaching a course entitled Women and Notion of Property. I have been focusing on the ways in which gender affects individuals' perspectives - gender in this instance having less to do with biology of male and female than with language of power relations, of dominance and submission, of assertion and deference, of big and little. An example of the stories we discuss is the following, used to illustrate the rhetoric of power relations, whose examination, I tell my students, is at the heart of the course.

Walking down Fifth Avenue in New York not long ago, I came up behind a couple and their young son. The child, about four or five years old, had evidently been complaining about big dogs. The mother was saying, "But why are you affraid of big dogs?" "Because they're big," he responded with eminent good sense. "But what's the difference between a big dog and a little dog?" the father persisted. "They're big," said the child. "But there's really no difference," said mother, pointing to a large, slathering wolfhound with narrow eyes and the calculated amble of a gangster, and then to a beribboned Pekingese the size of a roller skate, who was flouncing along just ahead of us all, in that little fox-trotty step that keeps Pekingese from ever being taken seriously. "See?" said the father. "If you look really closely you'll see there's no difference at all. They're all just dogs."

And I thought: Talk about a static, unyieliding, totally uncompromising point of reference. These people must be lawyers. Where else do people learn so well the idiocies of High Objectivity? How else do people learn to capitulate so uncritically to a norm that refuses to allow for difference? How else do grown-ups sink so deeply into the authoritarianism of their own world view that they can universalize their relative bigness so completely as to obliterate the viewpoint of their child's relative smallness?(To say nothing of the viewpoint of the slathering wolfhound, from whose own narrow perspective I dare say the little boy must have looked exactly like a lamb chop.)

I use this story in my class because I think it illustrates a paradigm of thought by which children are taught not to see what they see; by which African Americans are reassured that there is no real inequality in the world, just their own bad dreams; and by which women are taught not to experience what they experience what they experience, in deference to men's ways of knowing. The story also illustrates the possibility of a collective perspective or social positioning that would give rise to a claim for the legal interests of groups. In a historical moment when individual rights have become the basis for any remedy, too often group interests defeated by, for example, finding the one four year old who has wrestled whole packs of wolfhounds fearlessly to the ground; using that individual experience to atack the validity of there ever being any generalizable fear of wolfhounds by four year olds; and then recasting the general group experience as a fragmented series of specific, isolated events rather than pervasive social phenomenon ("You have every right to think that wolfhound has the ability to bite off your head, but that's just your point of view").

My students, most of whom signed up expecting to experience that crisp, refreshing, clear-headed sensation that "thinking like a lawyer" purportedly endows, are confused by this and other stories I tell them in my class on Women and Notions of Property. They are consfused enough by the idea of property alone, overwhelmed by thought of dogs and women as academic subjects, and paralized by the idea that poverty, ownership, and rights might have a gender and that gender might be a matter of words.

November 6, 2004

nebrangiai parduodamas gabalas sienos

beziuredamas lietuviskus puslapius va ka radau sienu zenklai . prasidejo parodos ,tai gal pakryps prie visisko legalizavimo. gal vilniaus savivaldybe skirs trafaretu darytojoms stipendijas, nes juk miesto zenklai laiko dvasia atspindi. be to gerai ekonomikai- vieni darys, kitos fotkins, filmuos, treti pardavines, po to dar kiti pirks.
"tarp piešinių ant uolų, atsiradusių prieš tūkstančius metų, ir šiandieninio Vilniaus sienų ženklų tėra vienintelis skirtumas – laikas. "
cia ugn iskastas puslapis kur galima nusipirkt (2 , 3) - nuo papigiai 15 iki 100 lt.
kai ispaudi ka nors i koki nors medijos formata tik tada reiskiniai igauna prasme. ir kaina aisku

November 7, 2004

kas nors ispudziu?

nemazai visko vyksta siom dienom vilniuj. abidna kad negaliu but. dokumentiniu filmu festivalis , lytis ir populiarioji kultura.
dar literaturoj ir mene toks pusiau straipsnukas apie derrida

ai, tiesa , laimingo pasaulio su g.w.b. 2004-2008. pakomentuosiu kada issamiau apie tai.

November 9, 2004


gal kas turi daug laiko ne taip paprastai ikandamam skaitymui cia idomi rasliava From Capital-Labour to Capital-Life . cia visas 'ephemera:theory and politics in organization'

arundhati roy kalba atsiimant sidnejaus taikos apdovanojima

sakiau darysiu blogines atostogas bet vis kazkaip cia iseina. iseinu rasyt 'tikru' daiktu ant 'tikro' popieriaus. produktas turetu pasirodyt kovo menesi visose VP market parduotuvese.

November 12, 2004

baisus lietuvos filosofas

A.Šliogeris: „Referendumas yra pseudodemokratinė demagogija”

ant kiek.

adolfas butu meges turet toki filosofa po ranka.

November 14, 2004

NVO kritika

"If Bono’s elite power is exclusively to do with the image then the NGO’s can more powerfully claim to be the real fake. As Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt describe it, "these NGOs conduct just wars without arms, without violence, without borders. Like the Dominicans in the late medieval period and the Jesuits at the dawn of modernity, these groups strive to identify universal needs and defend human rights." In the new framework of legitimacy that Negri and Hardt describe as "Empire" (and which the Zapatistas, among others, recognize loosely as neoliberalism), "new articulations of the exercise of legitimate force" are demanded. The pattern is a familiar one with the shibboleth of morality wheeled out to underline the economics of war and intervention. As such, Negri and Hardt point out that NGOs, in this case Oxfam, Medicins Sans Frontieres and Amnesty International, are precursors and perpetuators of imperial intervention. Kosovo is the most recent example where liberals cheered as German planes dropped American ordnance on defenseless Serbs. And this after multiple fabrications announced by NATO and the CIA but dutifully reproduced, reported and spectacularised by the media."

This Is What Bureaucracy Looks Like

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