RE: [xmca] Kevin's paper for discussion

From: Andy Blunden (
Date: Sat Jul 01 2006 - 17:33:34 PDT

At 10:43 AM 1/07/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>.... What I was trying to foreground is this: Failure, incompetence,
>inability, etc., happen all the time. There are differences, though, in
>how consequences of these get organized in different systems of social
>relations. Some systems are benign, and even if certain displayed
>inabilities might preclude particular life courses, they don't get used to
>close off the possibility or likelihood of a desirable and valued future
>in general. Other systems are not benign, and displayed incompetence,
>inability, or failure do get used to greatly reduce the likelihood of a
>valued future. I think it's very important to pay attention to how
>systems of social relations organize these consequences - ...

So it's not so much the source or cause of difference, but how difference
is "interpreted"?


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