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Re: [xmca] Re: Solidarity and the Vanishing 401K
Mike suggested I give you the link to the solidarity paper. It is on
my website, through a link on the right hand side, where you find the
proofs of the piece. (http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/) MIchael
On 13-Apr-09, at 8:39 AM, Mike Cole wrote:
David--- It would help Michael and XMCA A LOT, if everyone would take
Michael's model of seeking to stimulate discussion and write
of their own!! That was the idea, but one hand cannot clap.
There are upcoming editorials by others, but too few others. For a
that admires Bakhtin, this one appears oddly shy about giving voice in
printed form of MCA where such practices are SPECIFICALLY urged.
Perhaps Michael will choose to circulate the editorial so folks who
subscribers can judge for themselves. Or they will follow your
good advise and subscribe. That would be a great mode of self
aggrandizement, since the more people subscribe and contribute the
higher ranking in those eggrecious tenure ranking polls they would
assuming, of course, that they also write regular article!!!!!!
off to the academic zoo.
On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 2:48 AM, David Kellogg <email@example.com
As Mike suggests there is some very good meat in the latest MCA
well repay the price of an on-line, or even a paper, subscription.
by Richardson Bruna, for example, is an almost perfect case of taking
apparently "incommensurable" approaches and synthesizing them in a
matter of everyday teaching; just the sort of thing that MCA is
So, much as I appreciate the editorial genre that Wolff-Michael
established (long, many portioned reflections on matters of meta-
generously illustrated with real data), I always find
pronouncements like "a
cultural historical analysis begins with ontological
solidarity" (p,. 109)
rather jarring, even intolerant. More than one contributor to this
to this journal begins excellent cultural historical research from
different kind of solidarity.
At the bottom of the same page, I was highly amused to read this:
"The problem with labor solidarity and other solidarity movements for
special purposes comes from the fact that these forms of solidarity
pit the interests of one group (social class) against the interests
another and often against the group (labor class) itself--for
unionized individuals go on strike they may hurt the stock values
companies in which their retirement plans have invested. These
solidarity serve to bond those within a certain boundary against
are to be on its outside. This solidarity serves strategic
undermines the very notion of solidarity."
I guess our poor editor must have written this before the bankers
credit lockout, the actual market for live-in housing was
and the 401Ks were bled white as a balance sheet--all without any
claw marks from the labor movement! Time is unforgiving stuff.
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