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[Xmca-l] Re: Sledgehammers in Mosul



At the risk of misconstruing the issue or of boring you all, I wonder if the Dakota hanging narrative, from among the four abstracts Mike asked us to vote on is relevant here.
Henry

> On Feb 28, 2015, at 12:11 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:,
> 
> Shirin and Helen - Both of your remarks resonate with issues we are all
> thinking about. It resonates strongly with the Haydi/David interchange that
> David has summarized for us.
> 
> I have been having similar thoughts regarding the destruction of the
> Eastern Ukraine.
> 
> Is the task to reconcile Haydi and David's views of what is to be done?
> Both appear to require a lot of cooperative work if they are to be
> accomplished.
> 
> mike
> 
> On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Shirin Vossoughi <
> shirinvossoughi@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Helena,
>> What is the message here? Does the link speak for itself and what does it
>> say? I am thinking about the "cultural vandalism" of the west in Iraq and
>> other parts of the region, and of the complex history (in which the US has
>> played a central role) that has led to what is being depicted in this
>> story. I do not mean to re-inscribe simplified west vs. middle east
>> narratives, but I do want to question how we are being asked to interpret
>> such acts. In this clip, as in so much media coverage of the region, such
>> practices are rooted in the uniquely anti-democratic or anti-free speech
>> tendencies of Islam. As Said famously argued, "we" are thereby exalted as
>> all the more democratic and free.
>> I wish the Western experts lamenting the destruction of artifacts in this
>> clip had as loudly and boldly lamented the destruction of life in the
>> brutal wars that led to this mess.
>> Shirin
>> 
>> On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> http://bcove.me/1yo9t5x9
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Helena Worthen
>>> helenaworthen@gmail.com
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
> that creates history. Ernst Boesch.