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[Xmca-l] Re: Congratulations Men



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).

Huw

On 9 November 2015 at 01:21, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> 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
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
> 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.
>>
>> Best,
>> Huw
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 9 November 2015 at 00:55, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net <mailto:
>> ablunden@mira.net>> 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
>>     ------------------------------------------------------------
>>     *Andy Blunden*
>>     http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>>     <http://home.pacific.net.au/%7Eandy/>
>>
>>     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:
>>
>>         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Men%27s_Day.
>>
>>         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.
>>
>>         mike
>>
>>         On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Hans Knutagård
>>         <hans.knutagard@ingressus.se
>>         <mailto:hans.knutagard@ingressus.se>
>>
>>             wrote:
>>             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
>>                 <rakahu@utu.fi <mailto:rakahu@utu.fi>>:
>>
>>                 Hello,
>>
>>                 In Finland it is Father's Day.
>>
>>                 Rauno Huttunen
>>
>>                 Lähetetty iPadista
>>
>>                     mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu
>>                     <mailto:mcole@ucsd.edu>> kirjoitti
>>                     8.11.2015 kello 21.37:
>>
>>                     I have learned from my Russian
>>                     colleagues that today is the
>>
>>             International
>>
>>                     Day honoring Men, which I am told is
>>                     celebrated in 70 countries
>>
>>             including
>>
>>                     the US (Wikipedia so testifies). But I
>>                     have never heard of it! Just me,
>>
>>             or
>>
>>                     is this
>>                     not a generally recognized holiday in
>>                     the U.S.?
>>                     mike
>>
>>                     --
>>
>>                     It is the dilemma of psychology to
>>                     deal as a natural science with an
>>                     object that creates history. Ernst Boesch
>>
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