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[Xmca-l] Re: Imagination;semiotic mediation



Mike,
I believe the final scene of Eisenshtein is missing.
(or at least the last few pages seem to be missing - perhaps intentionally
so?).
-greg


On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 10:35 AM, Ed Wall <ewall@umich.edu> wrote:

> David
>
>       Very insightful. At least,that is my perspective.
>
> Ed
>
> > On Mar 27, 2016, at  3:41 PM, David Kellogg <dkellogg60@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Greg:
> >
> > We are taught to think that Trump is boorish and uncultured and from the
> > wrong side of the Hudson because of his hair-trigger reactions. How is it
> > possible to teach us to do this--WITHOUT noticing that this very teaching
> > reliably informs us that the whole playground game started with a taunt
> > from Senator Rubio? (It was, actually, a very well aimed taunt, designed
> to
> > bring out the ease with which this potential president can be jerked
> > around, one that suggests strategic knowledge of Trump's greatest
> > weaknesses; it was not, as Rubio himself claimed, something he just
> > stumbled into by accident in the desperate flailing of his dying
> campaign).
> >
> > We are taught to think that this is all highly regrettable. How is it
> > possible to teach us to do this--WITHOUT noticing that the very people
> > teaching this are the ones who created this carnival atmosphere where
> > serious discussions are impossible--mostly these hard, unfunny 24-7
> comedy
> > shows which are always so hard up for their hard, unfunny material,
> > relying, again and again, on the puerile devices of profanity and
> > industrial quantities of canned laughter? How not to notice that people
> who
> > most "shocked, shocked!" are precisely the people who have littered
> > politics with what are essentially unserious, unsocial, non-political
> > lifestyle issues? (Not just the comedy shows. which have been the death
> of
> > comedy as well as the death of politics, but the Evangelical Christians,
> > and above all the 24-7 news people who have to talk about politics all
> day
> > and all night without ever really talking class or social issues of any
> > kind.)
> >
> > Here's what I notice. We notice Trump's boorishness and not Rubio's just
> > because Trump is bigger than Rubio (I am not referring to their male
> > endowments). We notice vulgarity in others but not in ourselves because
> > when I do it on national television and you laugh at it in the privacy of
> > your own home, it's just not so "in your face" for either of us.
> >
> > I notice that white working people have been successfully taught to ask
> > that if Trump's so dumb, how come he's rich? I notice that the simple job
> > of the media is to demonstrate that although he is rich, he is actually
> > rather insecure, thin-skinned, infantile, and his chain is easily jerked.
> > This shouldn't be that difficult, and it's only mildly subversive of
> class
> > politics in the USA, since there is only the slightest suggestion that
> some
> > people who are rich are actually not particularly mature, trustworthy,
> > or deserving of life-and-death powers over you and your children.
> >
> > But then in order to do this very simple task, the media now argue that
> > although he's rich, and although he's from the East Coast, he's from the
> > wrong side of the river, and his playground demeanour shows it. In other
> > words, although he's rich, he's really poor.
> >
> > No wonder Trump is so popular!
> >
> > David Kellogg
> > Macquarie University
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 2:39 AM, Greg Thompson <
> greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Should we say anything about the fact that nobody has mentioned the
> "hand
> >> envy" moment of one of the recent Republican debates (the one where
> >> politics was raised to new lows)?
> >>
> >>
> http://www.businessinsider.com/new-yorker-cover-about-trumps-hand-size-2016-3
> >> (you should really check out the original debate - really amazing stuff)
> >>
> >> Nor has anyone said anything about the hailing hand gesture done at some
> >> Trump rallies (note: this is a Trump-supporting page, but no, I'm not a
> >> Trump supporter, it had the least ads of any of the descriptions I could
> >> find):
> >>
> >>
> http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/03/08/trump_controvery_over_trump_pledge_salute.html
> >>
> >> Did everyone just assume that this is common knowledge? Or did people
> not
> >> know about these hand-y origins?
> >> And if you didn't know about this, does knowing this deepen the meaning
> of
> >> the image?
> >>
> >> and a recent Daily show segment where Black Trump responds to the New
> >> Yorker cover:
> >>
> >>
> http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-daily-shows-black-trump-reenacts-the-donalds-crazy-rant-about-his-hands/
> >>
> >> -greg
> >>
> >> On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 11:36 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> BTW:
> >>>
> >>> Eugenics has the Greek etymology of eu- meaning "good" or "well," and
> >>> genos, meaning "race," "stock," "kin," that is... "well-born".
> >>>
> >>> This may relate to the short fingers, which also makes a reference to
> >>> mating, and also possibly, just possibly sterilization.
> >>>
> >>> The image becomes cleverer every second!
> >>>
> >>> :)
> >>>
> >>> Kind regards,
> >>>
> >>> Annalisa
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> >> Assistant Professor
> >> Department of Anthropology
> >> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> >> Brigham Young University
> >> Provo, UT 84602
> >> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
> >>
>
>
>


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