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[Xmca-l] Re: Congratulations Men
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- Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Congratulations Men
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- Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 01:31:23 +0000
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And, if I recall correctly, a sense of specialness of the day in
conjunction with a community-wide collective activity (cleaning the rooms,
including moving heavy furniture to do so).
On 9 November 2015 at 01:21, Andy Blunden <email@example.com> wrote:
> IN his book on teaching deaf/blind kids, A. Meshcheryakov says they used
> teh celebration of national holidays as a way of imparting a sense of time.
> *Andy Blunden*
> On 9/11/2015 12:17 PM, Huw Lloyd wrote:
>> I don't know. The best thing that I can think of that is consonant with
>> the media of 'a day' is the recognition of the cultural notion of time.
>> Putting it in that context, is does seem the case that some of
>> long-standing holy-days do implicate certain constants (relative to our
>> cultures and their histories), e.g. the equinoctes.
>> Generally I have an aversion to such artifices as celebratory days, but I
>> think I might participate in something like a children's day, thereby
>> encouraging some reflection on at least a generational timescale in
>> contrast to the 24hour/5year media-politicking.
>> On 9 November 2015 at 00:55, Andy Blunden <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:
>> email@example.com>> wrote:
>> I think the point is that holidays have *always* been
>> fixed to reinforce the normative order. The only
>> exception I know is May Day, which is not a holiday
>> here in Oz.
>> *Andy Blunden*
>> On 9/11/2015 11:51 AM, mike cole wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues -Here is the latest word on
>> International Mens day and its
>> presence in the United States thanks to a hint
>> about checking Wikipedia:
>> Is it just me, or does anyone out there think that
>> some thought should be
>> giving to gender neutral holidays instead of the
>> normative order? For
>> example, how about a Parents Day and a
>> Grandparents day. With time off and
>> a little family time, whatever that family might be.
>> On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Hans Knutagård
>> In Sweden we celebrate Fathers day evry year
>> the Sunday in November
>> between the 8 and 14. It started 1931 as a
>> respons to Mother's day in May
>> (in Sweden).
>> 8 nov. 2015 kl. 20:58 skrev Rauno Huttunen
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>>:
>> In Finland it is Father's Day.
>> Rauno Huttunen
>> Lähetetty iPadista
>> mike cole <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> <mailto:email@example.com>> kirjoitti
>> 8.11.2015 kello 21.37:
>> I have learned from my Russian
>> colleagues that today is the
>> Day honoring Men, which I am told is
>> celebrated in 70 countries
>> the US (Wikipedia so testifies). But I
>> have never heard of it! Just me,
>> is this
>> not a generally recognized holiday in
>> the U.S.?
>> It is the dilemma of psychology to
>> deal as a natural science with an
>> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch