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Dear Habermas
A Journal of Postmodern and Critical Thought
Devoted to Academic Discourse on Peace and Justice

Volume 12, No.10, Week of April 1, 2002

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Parrot by jeanne.

Spring Sprung

Hey, Guys, let's get to work! Jeanne's got a new computer!


Field Trip - San Diego Museum of Art

  • The Orozco Exhibit at San Diego Museum of Art - A weekend in April?

Switching Systems
Everything is different on the new system, kids. It's making me crazy! and it's gonna take me a few days to get up to speed. But I'm sure you'll manage to occupy yourselves in the meantime. And the parrot made me feel better. I did him with one of the free programs on the new machine.

love and peace, jeanne

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan, Transcend Art and Peace
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Table of Contents

  • Reference Links:

    Site Index - Topics Index - Concept Index - Vocabulary Index
    Archives - Site Map - Site Stats - Syllabi - Recommending Teachers - Links
    Left/Right Perspectives - PSN - ZNet - TR Young's Site - Virtual Faculty
    Art and Poem Gallery - Transcend Art and Peace - The Justice Studies Association

  • Weekly Features:

    Healing Thoughts
    Theory Essays
    Letters to My Students
    In Other Languages
    Art and the Imaginary
    Conflicts Around the World
    Scholastic Resources
    Lagniappe! You Gotta Read This!
    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
    Gallery Under construction.
    Calls for Proposals: Conference and Article Plans
    Presentations and Publications
    Kids' Site
    What people are saying about Dear Habermas
    Who To Take
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:

  • Study and Writing Workshops:

    • Graduate Study for Comprehensives:

    • Collaborative Writing Projects:

        Index of Thesis Projects

      • Millie Coulter has changed the title of her thesis from Obesity in the Workplace to Obeisty: The Deadly Disease because she has discovered that her main interest in on the increasingly difficult task of fighting obesity in a culture that so focuses on food, especially always available fast food. Millie will still rely on narratives, but will spend more time on interpretation and the hermeneutic role of sociology in translating broad social concerns into practical approaches to our lived experience. This will fit Millie's ideas better and will avoid some of the difficulties of acquiring a sample of obese individuals, since to include someone in such a sample can have negative effects through the labelling involved. Instead of seeking such a sample, Millie will use the snowball sampling technique to contact informed respondents, whom we were able to enlist through our personal network of former and present students. Millie's objective is to provide an overview of obesity in its social and health contexts, and to make all of us aware of the difficulty and danger involved in either dieting or its medical alternatives. This week jeanne added the Philosopher's Diet as a resource, that will provide conceptual links for all us us on fitting this social and health problem into our theoretical discussions on social justice. Millie's and jeanne's notes up soon.

    • Moot Court, Spring 2002:



      <i>The NOW Is Cracking</i>, by jeanne Healing
      The NOW is cracking.

      • Healing Thoughts:

        • Richard Watson, The Philosopher's Diet A Nonpareil Book, David R. Godine, Publisher. 1998 editiion.

          I couldn't resist reading this. And I know it will comfort you all to know that "the American average [weight] is perfectly healthy according to most of the medical profession." (At p. 6.) And most people who are really overweight don't diet anyway because they know it wouldn't do any good. (I'll go back and find the page for that later. More, if you nag me for it. jeanne)

      Theory EssaysTheory Essays

      Topics Index

      Discussing Theory:

      • Bush's Mideast Bungle "His initial detachment and then inconsistent policy statements have done nothing to ease the region's deadly tensions." By Howard Gleckman. Business Week Online. April 2, 2002. Link suggested by Lauren Langman on a PSN post. PSN is left perspective. Business Week is moderate to right perspective. Backup. Even though Lauren's post is kind of a "we told you so," bear in mind that we need to look to the theoretical assumptions that ought to be guiding our foreign policy. These are critical times, and not for Israel and Palestine alone. Link added April 3, 2002.

      Concepts You Should Know:

      Theorists You Should Know:

      Letters to My StudentsLetters to My Students

      Index of Letters to My Students


      Index of Artists Featured on This Site

      • Art You Should Know

      • Artists You Should Know

        • Floria Sigismondi Heart, sculpture by Floria Sigixmondi A young Canadian multi-media specialist and director, whose "dark style of imagery" has been compared to David Fincher, David Lynch, Tim Burton, and Darren Aronofsky. She plans to do her own films, and has done music videos for MTV.
          • Art.Direction:Sigismondi Biography and thumbnails of her work. lick on thumbnails for enlargements. Link added April 2, 2002.
          • An Interview with Floria Sigismondi By Adriana De Barros. Scene 360. Backup Link added April 2, 2002.
          • Come Part Mental: an exhibition by Floria Sigismondi September 14 to October 28, 2001. At The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Backup. Link added April 2, 2002.
            "Despite the wide range of media, the thematic current that connects all of her work is the persistant, and often troublesome relationship between humans, nature, science and technology, and the implications these relationships may have on the future of our species. These concerns are particularly resonant in our current era of accelerated technological development, body modification and medical, genetic and biotech research."

      • Poets You Should Know

        • Up soon.

      • Poetry We Share with Each Other

        • Up soon.

      signifiers across cultures: other languages In Other Languages

      Conflicts Around the World:

    • Present Danger

      • Up soon.

    • Long-Term Effects

      • Up soon.

    • History

      Scholastic Resources:

      • Curricular and Scholarly Resources:

      • The Writing Tutor:
        • Up soon.


        • Up soon.

      • The Methods and Statistics Tutor:

        • Up soon.


        • Up soon.


      You Gotta Read This

      • Barak Post to PSN by Lauren Langman. Just wanted you guys to know I didn't invent the phrase. jeanne Link added April 3, 2002.

      jobs, jobs, jobs Jobs and Job-Training:

      • Up soon.

      Susan with Blue BoyKids' Site

      • Black Boy By Richard Wright. Biography of Wright. Photographs illustrating his childhood. Link added April 1, 2002.

      What people are saying about Dear Habermas

      • Up soon.

      Who To Take