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Re: [xmca] Child Development
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- From: Larry Purss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:35:19 -0800
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That article on Haiti is so depressing and discouraging and yes I also am reading it from the comfort of my middle class home. That home speaks to material comfort (far beyond my fair share of the world's resources.) Makes me reflect on Scheff's core emotion of shame as the unspeakable emotion in modern technological societies.
My middle class home also speaks to middle class private homes as artifacts (architecture) which express Cartesian individualism and the radical separation of private life from public shared spaces. My discourse practices question that arrangement but I must admit (being a child of the 60's) that trying to create "intentional communities" is a very difficult undertaking for someone raised in an individualistic institutional structure.
In hesitant response to the difficulty of trying to imagine a different future I can only quote Frederich Nietzche:
"The overthrow of beliefs is not immediately followed by the overthrow of institutions; rather the new beliefs live for a long time in the now desolated and eerie house of their predecessors, which they themselves preserve, because of the housing shortage"
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From: mike cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:00 pm
Subject: [xmca] Child Development
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture,Activity" <email@example.com>
> Check it out.
> As complementary reading I recommend Tracy Kidder's *Mountains beyond
> Mountains*. Larry, you might add Paul Farmer to your
> list, but he only took on aids and TB, stll, an amazing guy.
> (Written from the comfort of my middle class home)
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