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[Xmca-l] Re: The Big Uneasy - The New Yorker



​Interesting piece Larry.
Relatedly, I've seen a lot of buzz about the University of Chicago's letter
about no policy of "trigger warnings" or "safe spaces":
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/us/university-of-chicago-strikes-back-against-campus-political-correctness.html?_r=0

But then again, the U of C (thankfully) has this:
https://csl.uchicago.edu/news/office-lgbtq-student-life%E2%80%99s-safe-space-program-launches-over-summer

"Tough talk" about, well, tough talk?

-greg​

On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 4:33 PM, <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, as I read the article I felt the back and forth bi-directional
> shifting and flow and liquidity of the theme of (Identity) in forms of
> (recognition) as movements of instituting and instituted meanings in which
> we dwell. A concrete example of how forms of identity are rapidly changing
> with a sense of no particular direction home. In times such as we are
> living through should we be focusing on creating places of refuge to hold
> and contain a sense of identity through a sense of belonging (places with
> permeable boundaries) or should we accept the tension that is now playing
> out across academia as the back and forth movement of regression to the
> already formed and the anticipation of that flow to come that is
> overflowing the familiar boundaries? The sense I have is that we need to
> create places of refuge as liquid modernity is overwhelming our previously
> instituted meanings.
>
> Super complicated
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: mike cole




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